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Country black decor: accents and accessories to transform a room

If you think of black decor as dark and depressing, we’re here to change your mind! The country home decor universe is full of charming black accents and accessories that add depth and contrast to the decor around it.

The Spruce suggests thinking of a black room as you would a little black dress: “It’s a great foundation but you need accessories to give it life. Plan your room as you would an outfit. And HGTV says decorating with black is authoritative and dramatic.

But don’t be intimidated! Black decor is actually a really easy color to coordinate– you can easily mix and match prints to make a bold statement without overwhelming the eye.

Tips for decorating with black: 

  • Use an accent piece to add contrast.
  • Iron accents can add a sense of ruggedness.
  • Black accents to contrast with, and soften the impact of brighter colors.
  • Many people think of black as a modern decor color, but the color can work just as well in a cozy, country cabin as a metropolitan townhouse.
  • Mix it with cream and earth tones for a cozier look, or with bright florals to liven things up.

Try these country black decor items:

Richman black window treatments paired with Carrington black quilted bedding.

RIchman Black curtain panels - country black decor Carrington quilted bedding - country black decor

Buffalo plaid has country charm no matter what shade. If you’re looking for some of those creamy earth tones to coordinate with black accents, this is a delightful option.

Black star accents are one of our favorite ways to add country charm. For the kitchen: Star Vine and Country Star ceramics offer a clean, simple look that looks at home in any farmhouse kitchen.

Star Vine black star ceramicsCountry star ceramics - country black decor

For anywhere in the house: it doesn’t get more country than metal barn stars. (Other colors available too!)

Metal barn stars - country black decor

We love to hear from you! What are your favorite black accent pieces and how do incorporate dark colors into your decor?

Current Country Decor Favorites

Good morning – we’re back today with some country decor favorites, but we’d first like to say we hope you had a lovely Memorial Day and were able to spend it with those you love.

In order to keep bringing you all the great primitive home decor you love, we like to take a look at best-selling items and share them here. Are any of these items among your most-loved country decor? Are any of your favorites missing from this list? Let us know in the comments!

These are our top-selling items from the month of April…

Country Decor Favorites

Our #1 best-seller last month was our timer taper candle. This is a great one to have because it’s got a really authentic look, but because it’s battery powered, it’ll last forever and you don’t have any guilt that comes from burning a really lovely candle, so you don’t have to save it for a fancy occasion.

Timer Taper Candles

Timer Taper Candle

Sturbridge everythiiing!

Sturbridge Valances and Lined Point Valance, Curtain Tiers, Place Mats,Table Runners and Dish Towels

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that the Sturbridge line has been among our customer favorites for ages. Five great shades to choose from, and a classic country decor pattern makes Sturbridge something so many of our customers want to have in their homes.

Sturbridge window treatments

Punched Tin Star or Willow Tree Lampshades

These traditional country lamp shades have been popular with our customers for quite a while now! They come in Burgundy or Black, in 6, 10 and 12 inch diameter.

punched tin lampshade
Jute Braided Trivets by Homespice Decor

Our jute braided rug trivets look lovely in any country kitchen, and look darling with the rest of our country braided rug collection from Homespice Decor.

Homespice Decor Braided Trivets
Metal Barn Star Primitive Tin Black, Red, Ivory, or Colonial

Because our metal barn stars have been such tremendous sellers, we’ve been able to expand the line to include the ivory and Colonial options, as well as our Primitive Barn Stars and our Rusty Galvanized Star option.

Metal Barn Stars
Farmhouse Star Lined Valances and Lined Curtain Panels

We have about two dozen items in our Farmhouse Star Collection, including a full line of  quilted bedding, window treatments, tabletop, and home decor.

Farmhouse Star Lined Valance
Punched Tin Dot Dash Lampshades

Choose from a 10, 12 or 14 inch diameter!

Red or Black Iron Lantern Lamps

Our iron lanterns have a wood base and 3 settings from a 6 watt nightlight up to 60 watts. Shades sold separately.

Iron Lantern Lamp

Star Vine Terry Towels

We have more than 30 items in our Star Vine collection! The Star Vine terry towels are the complement to the Star Vine country bath decor. If you love it, be sure to check out our Berry Vine Gingham and Primitive Star Vine and Heritage House Check collections.

Star Vine Terry Towels
Sturbridge Plaid Shower Curtains

Hooks and liner not included. Shop the entire Sturbridge Collection here!

Check out our past country decor favorites here!


Summer Decor All-Stars: Country Star Decor

This summer, our customer favorites have one thing in common– country star decor. Odds are if you’re into primitive decor, stars have made their way into at least one room of your house. (Shop more than 300 items containing stars!)

Here are some of our best-selling star-themed items from June through August.


Metal Barn Star Primitive Tin Black, Red, Ivory, or Colonial. The 24 inch Black metal star is the customer favorite by far, but we have new sizes and styles that are also well-loved.


Metal Barn Stars

Farmhouse Star

It’s not hard to figure out why the Farmhouse Star by Country House is a country star decor favorite, and a black or burgundy lined valance makes a darling addition to any country kitchen.

Lined Valance

Farmhouse Star Lined Valance

Star Vine

Our Star Vine terry bath towels feature a classic country star design that coordinates well with a variety of country bath decor.

Star Vine Terry Towels

Home Decor

Fabric stars in assorted sizes

Fabric stars

Pip Berry and Star Garland

Pip Berry and star Garland

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