This style will also incorporate stone as a material. You can use this effectively by having stone flagged floors and a stone fireplace. Flooring could also include painted floorboards and rag or rush mats.
Finish your rooms with hand-thrown pottery, driftwood, cones and other earthy accessories from nature. Use open, wooden frames and hang them off the wall. Inside these display your knick-knacks. You can do the same with shelving and have a simple plank for books or knick-knacks.
The modern country look is a slimmer version of the cottage country look, except we have dispensed with the frills, but kept the essential elements that make up this modern country style.
We are used to the country look having its well-worn furniture, and over-stuffed sofas, and the delicate floral prints add to the emotive look the country style creates.
For the modern country style, we should use the floral fabrics and papers sparingly, and all flounces and frills should be banished, in search of a sleeker, cleaner look.
The floral prints should blend together, and color palettes should be restricted to a few colors, and the patterns should be kept small.
And don't forget that there are some lovely wallpaper prints too that can compliment your floral fabrics, but make sure that what you choose is understated and not too 'busy'.
For some more country style decorating ideas, those wanting the cottage country look, dried flowers are still acceptable.
However, if you are trying to go for a modern country look, then the flowers should be fresh, and ideally non-exotic blooms would be your choice; old-fashioned climbing or dog roses, delphiniums and wallflowers, daisies and cosmos in the summer months, hawthorn berries, olive cuttings and the like in the winter and primroses, fruit blossoms, poppies and bulbs in the spring.
See how cleverly the flowers here have been specifically chosen to echo the pattern on the jug, and as a result, looks very effective.
The ideal type of furniture for your modern country style has clean lines, but still has that country feel. The plain Shaker furniture is ideal for this.
The bed and bedside table in the picture here, is an example of Shaker furniture. It is widely admired for its simplicity, old-fashioned dove-tailed joinery, quality, and functionality without being stark. Instead, the bare wood, or painted finishes give a homely, farmhouse feel, and the warmth of the timber is highlighted by the patchwork quilt.
The quilt is another accessory for a convincing, country feel. A sure-fire recipe for country-themed bedrooms is to paint the walls one solid color first, and then introduce a floral look in the bed-linen and soft-furnishings.
Open-shelved dressers, wooden draining racks for plates above a Belfast sink, and the quintessential wooden table for practicality and to sit around and chat during cold winter nights, and gatherings of friends.
Finally, this is a picture of my own modern country style kitchen.
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