Country bathroom: Casual and cozy, with such features as a wood floor, beadboard paneling or pedestal sink. Accent pieces are painted or distressed.

- Country style furnishings are casual and comfortable — pieces have high, cushioned backs and large, rolled arms. - Woods are light and grainy, painted or distressed. - Fabrics are plaid, floral or striped. - Personal touches bring a country home to life. - For a country kitchen look, take anything that comes in a bag or a box and place it in a glass jar. - Tarnished metal is a result of exposure to a source of sulfur in the air. - In the 18th and 19th centuries, pinewood was considered low quality, which is why it was often painted. - Shop for vintage accessories and country-style furniture like a pro — bring a Polaroid camera, a pad and a pen and the most crucial item, a tape measure.


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