The seasonal shift brings opportunities to refresh your decor indoors and out with spirited accents featuring classic country colors, motifs and materials.
Discover display ideas for musthave decorative accessories.
Galvanized metal and tin are a nice neutral gray color, so it’s no wonder these materials continue to be a popular choice in country decorating. Incorporate antique tin stars into your decor to bring a dimensional element to a wall arrangement in any room, or hang them with ribbon streamers on an entry door to salute the season.
The slotted metal found in vintage olive buckets has become a farmhouse style staple, and these handy totes combine that look with wood. The perfect caddy for corralling books on a bedside table, these baskets also look lovely filled with flowers or herbs on a windowsill.
Home Sweet Home
Affirm your admiration for classic New England life with images that represent historic-style structures. These lath-framed wood signs will be right at home when propped on a shelf surrounded by other period-appropriate fare or paired up and surrounded with a larger frame.
Americana is in fashion year-round, but this handcrafted burlap wreath featuring star, striped and checked ribbons is especially suited for warm-weather celebrations. Hang it on a cabinet door, or lay it flat to anchor a centerpiece, tucking battery-powered taper candles in the openings around the metal star.
Red, Light and Blue
With their distressed and gloriously faded finishes, these filigreed metal lanterns showcase votive candles in style. Group the trio together, using books, boxes or other props to vary the heights and add interest, or spread them out along a walkway or a garden wall to light the way for an evening soirée.
Word to the Wise
Set the mood in any space where you like to unwind, such as a bedroom, porch, sunroom or bath, by spelling it out with wood letters printed in timeworn country finishes. Affix the letters to a length of rustic barn board to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for a wall, or situate them on a shelf or a mantel amid other summery accoutrements.
Burst of Inspiration
Delicate lace doilies and coordinating coasters provide an explosion of patriotic color while lending a beautiful handmade touch to any setting. Use them to dress up a table while entertaining, or suspend them over a mirror or window to display like intricate fireworks.