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Is There A Difference Between Primitive & Farmhouse Style?
Many decor items are interchangeable between primitive & farmhouse decor. Farmhouse decor tends to incorporate a lot of white, gray, silver, a few pastel colors, while primitive decor has a wider color palette that includes those colors as well as mustards, reds, blacks, and more. Primitive decor tends to have an antique feel to it, while farmhouse may have a cleaner, more modern feel.
Are Primitive Decor Items Antiques?
While genuine antiques blend in perfectly with the primitive style, most primitive decor items are new items which have been made to look old and worn through distressing and antiquing processes. Examples would be taking a new item and using tea or coffee staining techniques to make it look old, or crackling & sanding through a newly painted finish to make it look like it is from a by gone era.
What Are Primitives?
Primitives are home decor items that reflect a bygone era such as handcrafted decor, handmade lighting products, furniture, or linens. These can be new items made to look old thru distressing or genuine primitives that have been repurposed as home decor items. Primitives tend to give a home a warm cozy feel that reflects a simpiler time.
Is Primitive Decorating Still In Style?
For the past several years Farmhouse was making inroads into Primitive style decor sales, however primitive continues to be a very strong trend in interior design. In fact with the younger generation looking for a more minimalist look and feel, some are finding it in the simplicity and practicality of primitive decorating.
How Do I Make My Home Look Primitive?
Imagine your home outfitted with a stunning collection of antiques, there is vintage and reproduction furniture, and artfully crafted vignettes in every room... While that may be the perfect description of a primitive style home, that is not realistic for many decorators. Fortunately achieving the warm, inviting atmosphere of a primitive style home on a budget is easier than you might think.
For example; pick up and old hutch at an auction and refinish it, or if you have the means spend the money for an Amish Handcrafted Hoosier Hutch or better yet a genuine antique Hoosier Hutch. Next consider adding a braided rug under the dining room table, this will go a long way to creating a country ambience in your dining room. From there you can add to your collection 1 piece at a time. Garage sales, flea markets and auctions are all good places to start compiling a collection of primitives and antiques for a very reasonable price. An old wooden rolling pin and some well worn pewter mixing spoons to adorn the hoosier top. Throw in a primitive shelf sitter sign with a simple saying and piece of berry garland for color and you are well on your way to giving your home the flavor of an early Colonial dwelling or vintage log cabin.