Primitive Decorating

Primitive Rag Balls

Worn, crude details lead the way for this simple but friendly decorating style. Primitive décor is a bit more cluttered than that of the country spaces; a visual expression of a time long ago.

Crows, rag balls, grubby candles and handmade dolls are observed throughout.

Homespun fabrics and handmade quilts come into view in most rooms either on racks or as wall hangings. Like American Country, burgundy, navy, green are in as well as mustard but are more muddled and murky.

Wrought iron along with punched and rusty tin; not only find their way onto decorative wall pieces, but are also essential to light fixtures.




Choosing the Right Furniture

The furniture is simple and distressed for age and although rudimentary, they are as much practical as they are decorative.

Open cabinets house folk art groupings as well wooden plates, bowls, stacks of quilts and other everyday useful items.

Creating furniture with the right look is easy to with some flea market finds and a little crackle paint.

Many new shops are opening up both in physical retail spaces and on the web. Primitive designs are popping up on everything from wall prints to shower curtains.

Like country, primitive dwellings signify a simple way of life. A peaceful existence without all the modern frills.

This décor is fun to create as you can do much of it yourself.




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