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4 mixed prints we dare you to try

Today we’re exploring how mixed prints can modernize even the most traditional country decor themes, and how you don’t have to completely redesign a space in order to transform it.

When it comes to home decor, it’s safe to say we’re in the vintage camp. You won’t find a lot of funky squiggles and abstract geometric shapes here, and if you’re reading this, that’s probably just fine with you. But that doesn’t mean we’re behind the times. Even the most traditional country decor themes can rely on daring elements and boldly coordinated mixed prints.

The key to mixing your prints

  • * One print should be more simple and subtle, and the other print can be a littler rowdier.
  • * Match colors, not prints
  • * Coordinate prints with different size scales
  • * A single stripe, or simply striped pattern can be treated as a solid, or neutral pattern

Here are some ways you can blend patterns and incorporate mixed prints into some of our favorite country decor collections:

Grain Stripe with Summerville

Pewter Valance - SummervillePewter Striped Bedding

The single stripe in our Grain Stripe collection offers a simple design that’s easy to mix with other prints, like a plaid or even a differently patterned stripe. It’s the coordinating color palette that brings it all together.

Blackstone cotton braided rugs with Blackstone cotton valance

Woven Rag RugBlack plaid valance

These two coordinating prints are actually made for each other, so perhaps they’re not really that daring? But the black and tans do make a bold statement, and as mentioned above, the different scales of the plaid patterns are what adds character.

Stallion jute braided rug with Burlap stripe window treatments and decor

Black and Tan Stallion Jute Braided RugBurlap Stripe valance

Earth tones are some of the easiest to coordinate because they don’t have to be a perfect match to look good. That’s why country braided rugs are so popular. You have warmth, charm, comfort, and they coordinate well with a variety of country patterns. Just add burlap!

Candlewicking florals + Mineral Stripe

Taupe valanceChindi style woven rug - Mineral Stripe

Florals + Stripes = LOVE. This is probably my favorite way to mix prints. You can really get creative and put a modern twist on traditional patterns. And the florals in our Candlewicking collection are subtle and easily coordinate with a variety of earthy tones.

we love to hear from you! How do you mix country decor prints in your spaces?

We’ve got your floors covered: country rugs to help you stay warm and save energy

Everyone loves that sleek hard wood floor aesthetic until it’s 11 degrees outside, right? Then we all sort of abandon aesthetic for warmth. But your good friends at Primitive Home Decors are here today to remind you that you don’t have to choose! An energy saving area rug keeps your cold floors warm, and looks darn good doing it.

And that’s not all. According to the U.S Department of Energy, heating accounts for almost half of the average household utility bill. Further studies show that a home can lose 10-20% of its heat through uninsulated flooring.

Mill Village Cotton Braided Rug
Mill Village Cotton Braided Rug

The trick to ensuring that carpet provides as much heat insulation as possible is to combine it with an energy-efficient pad such as bonded urethane, which can prevent 15 times as much heat escaping as the same thickness of standard fiberglass insulation. (source: Floor Trends).

Black and Tan Star Braided Rug
Black and Tan Star Jute Braided Area Rug

And if you’ve been thinking about making some changes in 2020 (yeah, we went there!), an energy saving area rug can also dramatically transform any space. We have an incredible selection of rugs including braided cotton, jute, woven, and hooked rugs, and a variety of sizes perfect for the kitchen, transition areas, hallways and entryways, living rooms and bedrooms.

Black Mist Indoor Outdoor braided area rug
Black Mist Indoor/Outdoor Braided Area Rug

Find our entire collection of country rugs here, and let us know in the comments what you’re doing to stay warm (and save energy!) this winter.

Have a great day!

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs For Summer Parties

Country decor from the garden to the kitchen

You might have already heard, but we’ve got a super duper clearance blowout going on right now! Check out our clearance section for the best of our seasonal, discontinued AND brand-spanking-new favorite country decor items from 30-70% off while they last!

Handbags and totes
First class pouch 57% off
First Class pouch
Bathroom decor
Seapoint Stripe Shower Curtain 60% off!
Seapoint Stripe shower curtain
Bedding
Athena Green Quilt Set 60% off!
Athena Green Quilt Set

Country curtains
Vintage Star Wine Point Valance 29% off!
Vintage Star Wine Point Valance
Home Decor
Love Story pallet 38% off
Love Story pallet sign
Kitchen
Vintage Star napkins 70% off!
Vintage Star napkins
Lawn and Garden
Weathered Wood Birdhouse 29% off!
Weathered Wood Bird House
Lighting
Wine Jug Lamp with Shade 34% off!
Wine Jug Lamp with Shade
Rugs
Half Circle Blue and White Star Rug 60% off!
Half Circle Blue and White Star Rug
Seasonal
Spring Plant Stake Set 76% off!

No Place Like Home door mat 50% off!
No Place Like Home Doormat

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