Functional AND stylish kitchen decor

This month, we’ve been offering decorating tips in advance of the holidays. You may have guests arriving and while it’s not the best time for a completely home renovation, it may be a great time for a mini home makeover.

Today, we’re in the kitchen!

Kitchen and Dining

Here’s your decorating tip!

Kitchen decor can be functional and stylish. Add to your decor with pottery, kitchen linens and towel holders to make your space even more useful and elegant.

Organizational items

Star salt and pepper holder and Blackstone napkin caddy

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Ceramic dinnerware/servingware

Molasses pottery

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For the kitchen table

Grandma’s Quilt potholder and dishtowel set 

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For the holiday party

Nature sings holiday servingware

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Later this week, we’ll be back with more decorating ideas and a new bedding pattern!

Deck the windows

Good morning!

If you’re a subscriber to our emails, you’ve been receiving decorating tips this week, including how to dress up your windows. (If you’re not a subscriber, sign up here to get our newsletter, and you’ll also get $5 off your next order of $25!)

Maybe you don’t want to completely overhaul the house in the midst of cooking and cleaning for your holiday guests, but it might be just the right time to refresh your living room or guest room by restyling your window treatments.

Here’s that decorator tip!

Lined curtains help insulate the windows AND keep the curtains from fading in the sun.  They are more expensive initially, but lined curtains help reduce energy bills and keep your home warm and cozy.

window treatments

We have more than 100 styles of lined curtains and drapes, from traditional panels to prairie curtains, fishtail swags and French door panels.

One of our best sellers is the Vintage Star black panel.

vintage star black curtain panels

The Vintage Star black line includes coordinating table linens, kitchen and bath accessories, quilted bedding, rugs, blankets and throw pillows. (See it all right here!)

Here are a few other posts that may serve as further inspiration to you!

Having visitors for the holidays?

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Order today, 11/21 for delivery before Thanksgiving!

2014 primitive decors holiday gift guide

Seasons greetings!

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We polled our Facebook friends this week and it sounds like a lot of us are already in the holiday spirit! Many of those who responded have done at least a little holiday decorating, with plans to finish up right after Thanksgiving– and we’re all for it!

We’ve added a ton of new holiday items to the website this season and they’re going fast! If you’re not looking forward to the crowds and the stress of the malls and department stores, we can help.

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Here’s just a selection of the darling and unique primitive gifts and accessories you can find on our website.

Here we go…

Candle accessories

candle accessories

Stockings

christmas stockings

Tree Skirts

christmas tree skirts

Christmas tree toppers

christmas tree toppers

Holiday accents

holiday accents

Holiday ceramic dishware

holiday ceramics

Holiday kitchen linens

holiday kitchen linens

Holiday table linens

holiday table linens

Mantle decor

mantle scarves

Primitive Snowmen

primitive snowmen

Santa Claus Dolls

santa claus dolls

Stocking hangers

stocking hangers

 

 

Just in time for the holidays…

Hello and happy almost-Thanksgiving!

We’ve been busy! We’re proud to share our newly redesigned website with you…

Primitive Home Decors

On the new site, you’ll find:

  • Improved search and navigation
  • Sleek new design
  • Streamlined shopping cart and checkout to make the whole process much easier
  • MORE of all the stuff you love like quilted bedding, kitchen decor and bathroom accessories, window treatments, lighting, and floor coverings like woven rugs and braided rugs and door mats.

Shop now!

Stay tuned for more updates on new items, holiday decor and our annual gift guide!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new design. Anything we can do to help?

Four for the 4th

We’re back! As you’re (hopefully!) heading out for a relaxing Independence Day weekend with family and friends, we’re dedicating today’s blog post to some of our favorite patriotic decor, and some fun July 4 Pinterest projects.

Here we go!

Obviously, the first one we have to mention is Patriotic Patch, a darling red, white, and blue patchwork quilted bedding collection.

Patriotic Patch Quilt

#2: These great kitchen pieces perfect for a July 4 barbecue.

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Blessed Nation table runnerPatriotic Patch quilted place mat

Patriotic table mat and table cloth

Patriotic patch quilted place mat and blessed nation table runner.

#3: Flag window treatments

Flag buntingFlag fishtail swag curtain

Flag bunting valance and flag fishtail swag curtain (10% off while they last!)

#4: Complete the look

Patriotic hooked chair pad

Patriot’s Point hooked chair pad.

And head on over to our Pinterest page for some fun July 4-inspired crafts and decor!

July 4 planter

Image source: Pinterest

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kilimanjaro + decorating with bold colors

In today’s salute to braided rugs and country decor (#8 in the series!), we’re talking about dark brown accents and overcoming the fear of decorating with bold colors.

Read our other posts in this series:

Appropriately, today’s featured rug is Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro braided jute rugs

A dramatic combination of dark and light browns, soft cream and toasty tan!

Here are some great examples on Pinterest of dark brown accents.

white kitchen with brown accents

White kitchen with brown accents

Mason jar accents

Mason jar accents

Dark brown burlap wreath

Dark brown burlap wreath

Lime green kitchen with dark brown accents

Lime green kitchen with dark brown accents

And we sell dozens of complementing tan and cream accessories that provide a balancing contrast to the rich, dark tones in the Kilimanjaro rugs.

Using color boldly can be challenging! According to HGTV, “the idea behind using color well is it should flow in your house, not be a patchwork of opposite looks.” The idea is to create an atmosphere of harmony.

To achieve this harmony, Benjamin Moore recommends selecting colors according to the 60/30/10 rule:

  • 60% of the composition is in one color family (which for most people means neutrals, like cream, grey or taupe).
  • 30% is from a different color family.
  • 10% is a bold “pop” color.

Experiment by bringing in one bold, dramatic accessory, like an accent piece, upholstery fabric or rug.

Or, says House Beautiful, start with a very small room. It’s not as much of a commitment, and you’ll spend less time and money.

bright, bold powder room

This bright, bold powder room is decorated with a dramatic geometric pattern and daring red accents. (Source: Pinterest.)

Check out the rest of our new braided jute rug line: Cider BarnRussetTimber TrailHarvestCoffeeKingstonKiliminjaroAberdeenMustard SeedVancouver, and Allentown.

braided jute rugs from Primitive Home Decors

See our entire line of braided rugs and door mats.

Our next post in this series will feature Mustard Seed.

Aberdeen + a summer decor link roundup

Hope you are having an excellent week! If you’re just tuning in, we’re doing a series of blog posts about home decorating to introduce our new collection of braided jute rugs. This one is blog post #7!

Read our other posts in this series:

Today’s featured rug is Aberdeen.

Aberdeen braided jute rugs

With warm natural shades of tan, green, and rust, there’s a place for this rug in just about any room of the home.

The collection includes braided chair pads, coasters, place mats, table runners and oval and rectangular rugs in sizes from 20″x30″ all the way up to 8’x10′.

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Use our website to narrow your search field by color to find coordinating items!

Shop by color

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Tooday we’re featuring a link roundup of summer decorating ideas from all around the web.

From Pinterest: Flower pot wreath, perfect for tiny, beautiful succulents!

flower pot wreath

From Martha Stewart: 60 summer decorating ideas including flower votive displays. Flowers and candlelight are nothing new, but together they create tabletop decorations fit for relaxed summer entertaining.

From HGTV: 30 Ways to Get a New Look For SummerRefresh your home indoors and out with easy summer decorating projects you can tackle this weekend.

From Better Homes & Gardens: 13 Decorating ideas for summer. Don’t overlook opportunities for fresh summer scents in your home like cucumber melon and ocean breeze.

From House Beautiful: Simple Summer Makeovers, like artfully stacking all your leftover fireware artfully in your fireplace!

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Check out the rest of our new braided jute rug line: Cider BarnRussetTimber TrailHarvestCoffeeKingstonKiliminjaroAberdeenMustard SeedVancouver, and Allentown.

braided jute rugs from Primitive Home Decors

See our entire line of braided rugs and door mats.

Our next post in this series will feature Kilimanjaro.