Primitive decor features decorative elements which are typically simple in style, yet exhibit skilled craftsmanship in their creation. Primitive decor includes items that look very old and worn out. Utilitarian items, such as baskets, buckets and wood totes, are often used in a variety of ways as part of primitive decor. Dark and muted colors are prominent in this decor, especially in textiles, accessories and furniture. Primitive decor, otherwise known as country decorations are very rustic in their design but can be incorporated into any style. One popular element to primitive decor is the use of mason jars. Mason jars can be used in many settings, from using large jars in the kitchen as containers for dried beans or sugar or small ones as soap dispensers in the bathroom. They can also make wonderful candle holders in the living room. One great idea for a small mason jar is to rip pieces of colorful tissue paper and glue them to the outside of the mason jar with a mixture of white glue and water. This creates a stained-glass effect, which looks beautiful when lit inside by a tea light candle.
Besides mason jars, another primitive decor, is a primitive shower curtain. There are many shower curtains printed with rustic scenes. After all, primitive decor can give a sense of warmth and comfort to any style of home, whether your home is as rustic as a log cabin in the woods or as modern as a brand new high rise condo in the city.