The Primitive Living Room
The living room is just what it says. A place to live, relax and enjoy the company of others. The primitive living room is a place that, years ago, was the heart of the home. The following are some of the ways you can decorate your primitive living room in a way that will speak comfort, coziness and contentment.
The above window box I found at a flea market. I painted it flat black, added a piece of muslin to the back (use a staple gun to firmly secure it to the wood) and added a few old photos of my dad, grandmother and great grandmother. I then added some berries to the inside of the box and place an old pair of baby shoes and a wooden angel to complete my "one of a kind" primitive accent.
Lets first start with the fireplace mantel. Endless possibilities! I like to decorate my mantel from season to season since it is the focal point of my room. Candles, berry vines, old photos, an old clock, whatever yard sale or flea market find you come up with looks great on a mantel! A couple of berry rings added just the right touch in the upper left and right hand corners. Just use small suction cups to hang these on.
You really don't need to spend alot of money to make subtle changes that will really make a statement in your primitive home.
Change coverings on your couch with country style covers. Keeping with the color palet of your room mix florals, plaids, stripes and solids for throw pillows, accent throws, etc. I love to throw a coordinating quilt over the back of my sofa to give it a real "homey" feel.
Curtains in your primitive living room can be anything from some valances to full length curtains tied back with raffia, lace or country style ribbons! Let your imagination run wild and you'd be surprised what you can come up with.
I recently made prim curtains for my living room. The fabric cost me $1.99 a yard and I needed 9 yards. It cost me a little under $20.00 to make these!
For the tiebacks I used burlap and then sewed a cute country button on right in the middle.
You can also use raffia and weave the button through for a different look.
These are just a few ideas for your primitive living room. I will be updating for each season so check back real soon!! Visit Country Keepsakes for a variety of decorating items for your primitive living room!