Simple Treasures From The Past: Primitive Bedroom Decorating is inspired by quiet, uncomplicated living of bygone days.
Start with painting the walls. It is very important to choose a matte finish, in such popular primitive colors as barn red, dusty sage green, country green, terra cotta, salmon, soft taupe, moss green, golden yellow and teal. Soft white or beige makes a perfect accent color for trim around windows and baseboards.
- Wall Colors – Start with painting the walls. It is very important to choose a matte finish, in such popular primitive colors as barn red, dusty sage green, country green, terra cotta, salmon, soft taupe, moss green, golden yellow and teal. Soft white or beige makes a perfect accent color for trim around windows and baseboards.
- Scavaging – Antique shops, consignment shops and estate sales are great places to visit for all of your primitive bedroom needs. You can easily find hand crafted country style bedroom furniture, wardrobes, rocking chairs, straight back chairs, folk art, spinning wheel, antique quilts, handloomed coverlets, and braided rugs.
- Window Treatments – Look for homespun materials. Some options are fishtail panels with top and bottom tiers, prairie swags and ruffled curtains. Checkered patterns are very popular. Pick up some raffia, to tie curtains back during the day and let the sun shine in.
- Primitive Bedding – Adorn your four poster bed with natural cotton linens and antique handmade quilts. You can also display quilts on a quilt rack at the foot of your bed.. Display your antique rag dolls on your bed.
- Flooring – Hardwood is best suited, add braided rugs or stenciled mats at the foot and sides of bed.
- Traditional Lighting – ideas for the primitive bedroom include wooden or tin chandeliers,students lamps, milk house lantern, oil lamps, dipped candles, punched tin wall sconces and floor lamps.
Create a cozy reading or sewing corner by placing a wing back chair on top of a large braided rug. A side table holding a lamp, books, or sewing essentials.
Complete your primitive bedroom decorating by using mason jars holding grubby candles and/or fresh flowers these are great to complete the primitive look you are striving to create.
Old trunks and baskets can be used for extra storage in the primitive bedroom. Primitive baskets are also great for holding books, magazines, yarn and sewing supplies. If you have old black and white photos of family (or of anyone from the past) they fit perfectly in the prim bedroom.