If you are just beginning to redecorate your home with primitive house decor, a good question to ask yourself is, “Just how primitive do I want to go?” It seems unlikely that people considering primitive house decor will throw out all of their electronics or employ other extreme measures to evoke a rustic mood, but it is worth noting that there are levels of primitively. If you’ve decided to decorate in a primitive style, you may want to have an idea of the level you’re aiming for before you start decorating.
Of course, not everyone likes to approach decorating in the same way. Some people will be perfectly content with less methodical tactics, and your home may end up looking great even without defining the level of primitive house decor that is right for you. But advocates of planning this out from the beginning make a strong case in saying that the more specific you are with the level of primitive house decor you are going for, the stronger the finished theme will be, and the easier it will be for people to experience the aesthetic and mood you’re aiming for without you needing to explain any of it to them.
No one wants to have to explain their intentions if their decorating scheme is a failure, and most guests are too polite to ask if they do not understand. This leads to one of two situations. The first is a silent confusion that will negatively impact both the guest and the host, even if neither fully understands why the social encounter is awkward or uncomfortable. This could even reach a point where the guest finally asks about the odd decor, or the host takes it upon himself to explain it. Regardless of which of these scenarios unfolds, the guest is likely to find the experience strange. The second situation is that the host immediately explains the decoration strategy without provocation, leading the guest to believe it needs to be explained.
Ideally, you want a coherent theme in your home decor, one that your audience will absorb and respond to by thinking, “This makes sense. I understand the type of ambiance they meant to create with these choices.” But how do you achieve a successful outcome in decorating? There are two main components of successful rustic decoration schemes. The first is cohesiveness, and the second is simplicity. The goods news about primitive house decor is that simplicity is an intrinsic, even definitive, part of the style itself. This leaves you free to focus on cohesion.