Creating Country Decor

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When it comes to interior decor, one of the more popular styles is country. Country decor can include a variety of styles. Some people like to focus ont he more wild west angle, while some love the gingham cloth and wild flowers. No matter what your country taste is, there are plenty of options for you to choose from when decorating your home.

Some of the best ideas for country decor can come from visiting flea markets. As you walk through the market, you can find items that inspire your country theme. An old lantern could make you think about horses, miners, as well as just the old carriages. Whatever it is that grabs your attention is a good sign of what you will enjoy building a theme around at home.

Many people like the country theme because it is about a more simple time in life, it has a lot of light, and can be relaxing. It tells your visitors to sit back and relax, shoot the breeze, and enjoy a good time.

Many people will choose a specific farm animal for their country themed decor. They may like roosters and hens, or pigs, some like cows, others will focus on the country cat.

Other people will focus on the plants. Some will design around herbs, or certain flowers, like the sunflower. Food is another favorite as well. Many people use corn and pumpkins in their country decorating ideas. No matter what it is that you enjoy about the country, you can being it home and merge it into your design.

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Furnishing Your Apartment On A Shoestring Budget

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More often than not, your first apartment is the one that you live in while you are going to college. With the costs that are associated with college, it can be hard to furnish your apartment. There are many affordable options available to you.

Some people choose to shop at all the yard sales and thrift stores to find the basic furniture pieces that they need. It is an option that can save you a great deal of money. Being creative with the pieces that you find can also be rewarding. Many people love to use fabric sofa covers as well as re-finish the items that they find.

A few people take items that they find and turn them into furniture. Large wooden spools used to hold wire can be used as end tables. Just throw a nice tablecloth or some fabric over them, and no one knows the difference. Some people have used these to create large tables. They use them like columns to hold up a larger piece of wood.

There are also online organizations that are created for people who do not want to waste what they no longer need. They give items away for free.  Some people also let others in that group know what they need, and if they have an extra one, then they will let them know.

By being creative and thinking outside the box, you can live within your means. Furnishing your apartment can be a great adventure, when you choose any of these furnishing options.

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