Going Bucolic – An Artlessly Country Formation
Most people tend to image of wild, rolling fields and a plethora of sunshine when they hear of the word ‘country.’ While that might not be the most accurate description of this word, it is certainly authentic. In the language of interior design, a country formation is natural and organic – but is as far away from true rustic as anything could be. Those vast fields and undiluted sunshine do translate into the interior setting of a country style interior – just not in the way you would assume it would. A country style interior design leans more towards the concept of simplicity – there is nothing elaborate about this design, just like there is nothing elaborate about this life. It’s a rather stylishly frayed idea that thrives on an easy elegance. A country style interior consists of large windows, spacious rooms and decidedly shabby chic furniture choices. It is a style that derives its allure from an easy, unadorned lifestyle. Let us have a look at the various aspects of this style below.
The lighting style of the country interior setting is more often than not natural. That means large windows and door portals along with an open floor plan to emulate the breezy metaphor of the exteriors into its indoor settings. The natural lighting would be an inherent companion to the rather simple but not austere country style setting of the interior.
The country style most unabashedly emulates the shabby chic style when it comes to fixtures. There is nothing high end about ant country style finishes and when it comes to choosing fixtures, shabby chic is the way to go. The unadorned simplicity of this style defies the regular confines of an interior setting and goes with a simple elegance that create a peaceful atmosphere.
The country style interior is supposed to emulate the breezy freedom of sunshine and sprawling fields – as such it cannot be rich or demanding. It has to follow a light material and color scheme. Even when you are trying to emulate an aura of supreme, there is always going to be a cognitively capricious vibe to any and all country style interiors. Oak wood – which is lighter in color – and white washed walls are as far as any luxurious trappings are allowed in this style.
When everything is said and done, there is something else that defines the aura of an interior more than lighting or furniture. It is the small trinkets that are spread around the room – the little flairs of personality that define our taste – that make up the bulk of any interior style. These finishes include the fixtures – lighting fixtures, baubles, frames and other decoration pieces spread around the room. The image below shows the perfect country style lighting fixture. Its elegant simplicity makes it an inherent part of the interior without braking tradition.