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Country casual decor for the modern girl

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

How to incorporate country decor into your home without making it look outdated

From SheKnows UK
Country casual decor is all about comfort. Think handcrafted furniture, vintage accessories, mix and match fabrics and classic colour palettes to achieve a look that's casual and cosy. Country decor can get a bad rap for being outdated but that doesn't have to be the case at all. You can add a modern twist to get a look that is both comfortable and sleek.

Mix your patterns

Don't be scared to mix up your patterns. Cushions are a great way to do this — go for different shapes and sizes for a casual look. Just stick to different tones of two or three colours to give it a contemporary twist.

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Go yellow

Yellow is hot for spring/summer 2015 and the perfect colour to add to your home for a modern country feel.

How to incorporate country decor into your home without making it look outdated

Image: Sainsbury's; wild flowers embroidered cushion, £15; yellow and grey check throw, £12; crisp bed linen, from £14; white crochet cushion, £12; lemon print platter, £12.

More: What are the trendy colour palettes for spring home decor?

Mix the old with the new

If you like a minimal look but still want to give your home a cosy, country feel, start with large areas of neutral colour (walls and flooring) and add carefully chosen but eye-catching accessories. For an up-to-date take on the country casual style, mix traditional, delicate floral prints in wooden frames with a retro piece in a brighter colour, such as this standout lamp.

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Make it personal

Personalise items in your home for a look that's modern and 100 percent you. Any old piece of furniture can be upcycled to fit in with your overall theme. Give plain dressers and cabinets a distressed finish with chalk paint or decorate shelves and cupboards with patterned paper (découpage). Replace old knobs and handles to match your colour scheme and you have a whole new country style statement piece in your home — without spending a fortune.

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What does country mean to you?

Remember country decor can mean different things to different people. You might take your inspiration from a friendly farmhouse, a rustic cabin or a quaint cottage. These open shelves with wrought iron fixings give this otherwise modern kitchen a fabulous country edge.

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More on spring decor trends

Spring home decor that doesn't look like an Easter basket
Modern ways to incorporate floral prints into your home
Kitchen design trends we can't stop drooling over

This post brought to you by Sainsbury's.

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