7 Country Patterns We Love + How to Use Them in Your Home

Bring personality to your home with our favorite country pattern picks.

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December 21, 2017
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Gingham: In the Kids' Room

If you're going for a classic country design, red-and-white gingham is your ticket to success. The cheery red hue works beautifully in a girl's or boy’s bedroom. To get the look, purchase gingham bedding, and keep the rest of the space neutral. Creamy whites will help balance the red’s boldness, while natural wood will add a dose of warmth.

From: Heidi Richardson

Gingham: In the Bathroom

Gingham’s softer side shines in this chic gray powder room. A small space, like a bathroom or an office, is the perfect spot to try this pattern on your walls. Opt for an all-neutral color palette to ensure your design doesn’t look busy.

Gingham: In the Kitchen

Add some flair to your kitchen by playing with pattern. Choose gingham that complements your kitchen's color palette, and don’t be afraid to play with scale. In this kitchen, a black-and-white Roman shade featuring large-scale gingham balances the small-scale basketweave backsplash.

Gingham: In the Dining Room

A blue-and-white gingham tablecloth instantly makes this dining room feel inviting and unassuming. Paired with country-style furnishings and accessories, this space oozes with authentic warmth. If a tablecloth isn’t your style, opt for gingham napkins or gingham-upholstered dining chairs.

Gingham: In the Bedroom

Gingham curtains offer the perfect touch of country charm in this bedroom. The black-and-white fabric keeps the design gender-neutral. Consider gingham curtains, throw pillows or a throw blanket in your own bedroom to add country style without overwhelming the space.

Plaid: In the Dining Room

Plaid is another pattern that embodies classic country style. In this dining room, a simple, two-toned variety graces the walls, adding subtle character to the entire space. For a similar look, choose wallpaper that’s soft and understated.

Plaid: In the Living Room

Everyone wants a living room that feels warm and homey. The secret to achieving it? A plaid armchair in rich, earthy tones. For a bigger splash, try two matching armchairs. If an armchair is out of your budget, a plaid throw blanket or pillows will do the trick, too.

Plaid: In the Hall

Jazz up an otherwise boring space with some lively plaid wallpaper. Whether it’s the nook in the basement or the upstairs hallway, show it some country-style love. Paint your trim (or closet doors!) to match the plaid's base color for an extra kick.

Plaid: In the Bedroom

Thanks to cool blues and earthy greens, plaid feels utterly serene in this country-style bedroom. To recreate this look, start with a calming-colored plaid, and design your space around the bedding. Draw out accent colors to use throughout the room, and balance with plenty of neutrals.

Floral: In the Breakfast Nook

When it comes to floral patterns, the options are endless. They can be soft or lively, delicate or bold. Though not inherently country in design, certain varieties can lend a definite country feel to a space. This breakfast nook, for example, features a floral pattern that feels like it was inspired by the flowers just outside the window.

Floral: In the Bedroom

If you love a country design that boasts bold color, a wildflower floral is the perfect selection for you. This type of floral pattern works beautifully in the bedroom. Consider a quilt or curtains in a colorful variety, and choose solid-colored accents to match.

Floral: In the Foyer

If you steer clear of bold color, a black-and-white floral might fit your aesthetic best. Thanks to its timelessness, this option is ideal for wallpaper. Greet your guests with major wow factor by trying it in your foyer.

Floral: In the Nursery

Pink floral wallpaper — made for the mother who’s always wanted a feminine nursery brimming with the prettiest posies. This very dream blends effortlessly with a country design. Pair your floral walls with creamy whites and plenty of natural wood.

Floral: In the Dining Room

Looking for a floral that packs a powerful punch? Try a bold-colored, large-scale variety in your dining room. Think upholstery, drapery or even an area rug. Pair the bold floral with country furnishings that feel classic but fresh — like these farmhouse chairs painted peachy pink.

Floral: In the Kitchen

Make your country-style kitchen a touch cheerier with the addition of floral wallpaper. You can bring in soft color, or keep it neutral depending on the existing colors in your space.

From: Tom Helme

Floral: In the Living Room

Are you crazy for the modern farmhouse look? If so, a fresh floral print is just the accent your living room needs. To achieve this look, start with an all-neutral base, and add floral accents sparingly. Think pillows and vases rather than curtains and blankets.

Paisley: In the Bedroom

Not so sure about all the florals? Try paisley, instead. The pretty pattern will lend effortless country style to your bedroom. While red and black is a classic paisley pairing, blue and white is a calming alternative perfect for a bedroom. Consider paisley-patterned bedding or window treatments.

Paisley: In the Living Room

Don’t be afraid to try a paisley design that feels a bit unconventional, especially if your home combines country and modern design styles. If you do go with an eccentric pattern, be sure it doesn’t overpower your space. Pillows are a great way to add pattern without overdoing it.

Toile: In the Bedroom

The most elegant of all the country patterns, toile is timeless. The graceful print is a lovely choice for a light-filled bedroom. Try toile wallpaper, bedding — or both. Pair with traditional furniture and vintage accessories for an ultra-sophisticated look.

Toile: In the Bathroom

A toile shower curtain adds the perfect amount of pattern to this charming bathroom. It’s important to add toile sparingly in a small space to keep from overwhelming the design. A monochromatic color scheme is also a smart choice, as it helps establish aesthetic harmony.

Toile: In the Dining Room

Paired with fresh, stylish accessories, black-and-white toile can feel modern. In this dining space, the brass silverware and trendy napkins do the trick, while farmhouse-style furniture creates a laid-back atmosphere. If wallpaper is too daring for you, opt for toile upholstery or window treatments.

Toile: In the Kitchen

When you picture toile in a kitchen, do you think of an elaborate space overwhelmed by pattern? Think again. In this kitchen, Andrea and Tracy of Drake + Frye Home show that toile can work in a clean, simple space. Containers, canisters and vases are the secrets to success.

Toile: In the Kids' Room

Find toile in a soft, cheery hue, and suddenly it feels totally kid-friendly. Take a cue from this pretty, periwinkle space, and keep the design simple. Soft textures like a cozy rug or throw will ensure the space feels inviting.

Stripes: In the Bedroom

That’s right — stripes can go country, ya’ll. The key to pulling off a stripes-and-country combo is choosing the right stripe. Steer clear of stripes that look too perfect. Instead, look for stripes that feel warm and textural. In this country-style bedroom, neutral-striped bedding adds the perfect amount of texture to the space.

Stripes: In the Dining Room

The rug in this dining area is both warm and textural, accentuating the space’s laid-back, country style. A striped rug is a great way to define your dining space, especially if you’re working with an open floor plan.

Stripes: In the Bathroom

Stripes work great as an accent pattern in the bathroom. For a strictly country look, add a small dose of stripes to an otherwise neutral space. You’ll want classic country furniture and vintage accents. For an updated design, try mixing stripes with a trendy pattern like in this bathroom.

Stripes: In the Living Room

This charming living area masters the modern farmhouse look. To recreate it, look for a neutral-toned area rug that boasts clean stripes. This will subtly accentuate any streamlined furniture you have. Be sure to give your living space plenty of personality with country-style accessories and keepsakes.

Cow Print: In the Nursery

Bring the charm of the farm inside by using cow-print fabric or faux cowhide. In a space like a nursery, a little goes a long way. The accent on the crib in this nursery completely changes the look of the space, giving it a personality all its own.

Cow Print: In the Home Office

Country goes moody and masculine in this hip home office, and a cow-print chaise is the cherry on top. To get this look, start with a deep, muted color for your walls, and take it a step darker for your area rug. Select a statement piece that rocks cow print, and accent with matte black and leather.

Cow Print: In the Kitchen

Create a kitchen that feels equally fresh and farmhouse by incorporating country-inspired pieces into an updated design. The perfect way to do this? Barstools upholstered in faux cowhide, of course. If you don’t have space for barstools, a rug or artwork would work well, too.

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