Enhance your living spaces with decor that exudes a country chic vibe. The relaxed style of decorating, whether dubbed “shabby chic” or “country chic,” is gaining popularity.
Blending contemporary items with retro ones can result in a relaxed, cozy, and chic household.
Country Chic Decor For 2023
The task of looking for country farmhouse decor can be daunting, but the end result is fulfilling. It is truly gratifying when you stumble upon dazzling decor that complements your living room area seamlessly.
Farmhouse furnishings often feature distressed finishes that establish a vintage country ambiance in a room, whether in white or pastel shades. Bramble’s shutter-style sideboard can be tailored to match desired finish and color preferences.
Farmhouse Bedroom Decor
This distressed sideboard has a natural wood appearance and a refined feel when painted. It adds a casual touch without feeling overly repurposed, making it more versatile.
Opting for glass-fronted doors on a weathered sideboard made of light wood can lend it a classic and historic appeal while avoiding a stifling look. Introducing a modern touch, such as this specific model, can evoke a cutting-edge atmosphere. If you swap out the antique display objects, the cabinet will take on a distinct appearance.
Vintage Foyer Table
This blue console table from Classic Home exudes a luxurious vibe due to its distressed finish and intricate woodworking embellishments.
Country Chic Home Decor
With its resemblance to an antique farm drum, this repurposed materials coffee table would make a delightful addition to enhance the contemporary vibe of a rustic chic space.
Antique Push Cart
Incorporating upcycled elements into home decor perfectly complements the rustic elegance of country chic style. An example is this rustic side table, boasting a wooden top and a base ingeniously crafted from used wheels.
Country Cottage Chic Decor
Whether used for displaying items or storing kitchen essentials, an open baker’s rack with wooden shelves is a perfect fit for a charming country-style kitchen.
This would come in handy for heavy duty casters when combined with suitable storage bins and accessories from Creative Coop.
DIY Bathroom Decor
This ladder basket combo, featuring country chic bathroom accessories, would be perfect for big households. The 72″ high wooden ladder, made by Creative Coop, comes with five fancy arurog trays and an easily accessible open storage.
Country Chic Serving Cart
When it comes to country fried chicken, there are no rules. There are those who may believe that this food cart isn’t sophisticated enough and has too much of a low-class appearance, but their comments should be disregarded. Traditional bar or tea carts may not fit in with the country chic decor.
Country Chic Decor Living Room
Incorporating a hint of galvanized metal can enhance the aesthetic of a rural furnishing. VIP Home and Garden’s pie safe features a wire-front cabinet and a top and two drawers fabricated from galvanized metal.
Country Ceiling Baskets
The Park Hill Collection offers a hanging rack that can showcase charming pieces such as baskets with a rustic appeal, as well as a selection of your copper or enameled kitchenware. No matter what you choose to display, the rack brings an artistic and playful touch to any space.
Country Kitchen Island
Despite its rustic design, a country kitchen still requires the presence of an island, however, a sleek granite countertop would not be suitable for this style.
The ideal selection for your kitchen would be an independent island with a vintage vibe, complete with retro drawers and handles recycled from old-fashioned pieces.
The goal is to avoid being too coordinated, whether you pair it with weathered timber furnishings or other objects that have a natural appearance.
Wooden Medicine Cabinet
This standalone island from Park Hill retains its casual charm but has a touch of sophistication. Its size also makes it suitable as a substantial sideboard for larger kitchens. The use of solid wood and completely enclosed storage lends a regal appearance.
Wicker Farmhouse Chair
There is space for playfulness in every design. At Park Hill, their regular wicker seat includes a cushion in a neutral tone and an entertaining pillow that exhibits an image of a cow.
The use of natural wood in country interior design is expected as it brings a cozy atmosphere and incorporates the essence of nature, a fundamental component of this aesthetic.
A distressed furniture article or a sophisticated artisanal item, such as the small cabinet available at Fern in Hudson, New York, are both possible manifestations.
Pieces that are recently made, such as this one, ought to feature the inherent wood grain.
Opting for natural wood as the centerpiece in either the kitchen or the dining room is an excellent suggestion. A handcrafted wood dining table, like the one manufactured by New York Heartwoods, is a prime example of how to achieve this effortlessly.
The well-crafted and polished lengthy table highlights the attractive wood grain and emits a cozy feel. It is a table that is sure to be used for many generations to come.
The beauty of country chic décor lies in its acceptance of flaws, making it an accessible style for anyone to embrace.
This is also an excellent chance to incorporate hand-made items showcasing live-edge wood, which is inherently flawed but visually appealing.
This marvelous cabinet was crafted by Sticks to showcase the uneven boundaries of the natural wood piece.
This wood bowl by Wyatt Speight Rhue is an example of how accessories can accentuate the charm of flaws.
The substantial bowl is crafted by carving a single solid piece of wood and given a smooth yet uneven edge. It showcases the wood’s unique and imperfectioned grain on both its exterior and interior, making it a stunning organic piece.
Country Dining Room
The country aesthetic is achieved through a minimalist style featuring distressed wood and slipcovered sofas in an all-neutral color palette. The concept of country farmhouse living involves reviving antique spaces.
Achieving the ultimate goal in decorating a farmhouse dining room, as in the example shown, involves creating a 19th Century ambiance and hiding any modern technological accessories. It’s important not to leave a light socket plainly visible, as it would detract from the overall effect.
Country Chic Accessories
By incorporating additional decorations into a space that currently contains only one or two furnishings of the same genre, the entire aesthetic can be revamped. Despite the availability of color options in this mode of decor, you will observe that rustic components, wooden elements and neutral finishes prevail in the overall design.
BONUS: How to Build a Double Wall Mounted DIY Coat Rack
Do you require an effortless method to suspend your coats, jackets, and bookbags? These dual hooks that can be tailored to your area are the ideal resolution.
Why build two sets of wall hooks?
As children grow, their spatial needs increase. We made the decision to install hooks that are easily reachable for everyone. This ensures that no one can use the excuse of not being able to reach the hooks to put away their belongings.
- 1” x 8” x 8’ Pine or Poplar Board Cut to Size-We were able to get two coat rack boards out of one size
- Circular saw (if cutting yourself)
- Hooks (My husband loved the look of these simple hooks from Home Depot)
- Speed Square
- 4′ Level
- Tape Measurer
- Cordless Drill
- Stain color of your choice
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Old T-shirt cut up
- Polyurethane in the finish of your choice
- 2” brush (This brush is a great economical brush)
- Wax paper
- Old 2 x 4s to rest the wood on while staining
- Mineral Spirits to clean brush
- Latex Gloves
Other Hooks to Purchase
Depending on the finishes near the surrounding areas, there are various hooks that I would have taken into account.
- Rustic Matte Black Hooks for a more Farmhouse look. You honestly won’t believe the price on this ten-pack.
- Decorative Brass Hooks from Target for a more sophisticated look.
Before You Begin
Decide on the dimensions of the coat rack you desire.
Our Coat Rack
- Is 36”s long x 7.75”s wide x 7/8”s thick.
- Hooks are 8”s apart from each other for reference.
- Determine the type of wood you want to use.
Tip For Picking Wood
Pine is the most affordable choice for painting the coat rack.
For sanding, staining, and applying poly to wood, it is advisable to use a higher quality hardwood, which is typically costlier. However, since we were planning to stain the wood in our preferred shade, we opted for poplar wood.
How To Build Wall Mounted Hooks
Step 1: Cut Two Boards To Size
Employ a circular saw for cutting the wood to the desired dimensions.
Step 2: Smooth Edges
Use sandpaper to eliminate any rough areas.
Step 3: Apply Stain To Wood
Choose a hue for the stain. This is the exact hue of stain that we applied.
Tip: The longer you leave the stain on the darker the color will be.
Tips For Staining Wood
- Place your wood on the sawhorses, then a 2×4, then wax paper over the 2x4s.
- Wear latex gloves.
- Open the stain and stir it (do not shake). Make sure you read the instructions on the stain.
- Make sure you are doing this in a well-ventilated area as the stain has a mild odor.
- Use a cut-up old tee-shirt or old towel to apply the stain.
Step 4: Wipe Stain
Approximately 10 minutes later, remove the stain using a fresh cloth.
Step 5: Let Wood Fully Dry
Allow 48 hours for the stain to dry.
Step 6: Add Poly
Choose a type of polyurethane to utilize. We opted for a satin coating.
You may want to consider other options like semi-gloss or gloss. However, if you prefer a more rustic look for your coat rack, it is recommended to go with a satin finish.
Tips For Applying Polyurethane
- Wear latex gloves.
- Use a 2” wide brush and brush on the poly.
- Light coats are better than thick coats
- Make sure you brush the edges of the board after you do the top
- Let dry for 24 hours
Step 7: Sand In Between Coats Of Poly
Once the first coat has dried use 220 grit sandpaper to “dress up” the first coat.
- This will remove air bubbles etc.
- Don’t worry that the first coat will look white and powdery when done.
- After sanding take a damp cloth, with water, and wipe down the board.
Step 8: Apply A Second Coat Of Poly
Use a dry cloth to wipe off any moisture and then add another layer of poly.
You can perform this procedure multiple times if desired. The finish will become more resilient with additional layers of poly. We applied two coats and never exceeded three coats.
Step 9: Hang Boards
Take measurements and determine the center point of your board. We attached one hook beforehand and installed the remaining ones after mounting the board.
Begin by hanging the board after locating the appropriate spot using a stud finder for marking.
Drill Pilot Holes
Ensure that the pilot holes drilled through the board are of a thickness that can accommodate the 4” screw.
Make It Level
Lift the board and place the level on it, ensuring the bubble is centered.
Screw It Into Studs
While one individual pushes the board against the wall, the other person should attach it to the studs by using screws.
Step 10: Add Hooks (Hopefully Over Screws)
After erecting the board, you can indicate and plot the position for the hooks. As previously mentioned, the hooks were placed above the screws’ boreholes to conceal them and give a polished appearance.
Step 11: Attach All Hooks
Continue attaching your hooks until all of them are secured.
- If you only plan on hanging coats, then you could use drywall anchors.
- If you plan on hanging backpacks, then you need to have your coat racks hung into the studs.
- We used 4”s long screws due to the thickness of the board + drywall being 1 – 5/8” thick and wanting enough “meat” into the studs.
Step 12: Hang Second Board and Hooks
Ensure that the top and bottom wall hooks are level by using a 4-foot level.
Mount your DIY coat rack at the bottom using the steps provided above.