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Tricks to Get a Country Chic Look on Your Home's Exterior

If you are redoing your home's exterior, why not consider going all out and incorporating some country chic décor ideas. It is simple, stylish, and classic enough to be in vogue for a long time to come. It is also easier to care for as well since most of the elements are rustic and a little bit of weathering is a good thing. If you think you might like to go country chic, consider a few of these suggestions to help your home’s exterior get you there.

Wood Siding
You can find a wide array of wood siding to really give your home the chic look you are trying to achieve. You can get rough-hewn lap siding, or you can even get weathered looking vertical siding. Depending on whether you are looking to create more of a farmhouse look or going for a country cabin theme, you might consider log siding or even wooden shingles.

Windows
In theory, you could reclaim old barn windows if you really wanted to achieve a rustic look for your home. Unfortunately, most old barns were not made with double pained windows and would therefore not be the best choice to keep out winter's chill. Another option is to go rustic with the window's trim. Try allowing beams to be exposed or framing your window in rough cut lumber. You could also add real wood shutters to complete the look.

Doors
You can find a variety of rustic doors and hardware at your local home improvement stores or even online at places like Fas Windows and Doors. Just find the door that fits best with the elements you have put together to compliment the look. And don't forget to add a door knob to complete the look.

Don't Overlook the Garden
It doesn’t matter if you are going for a country cottage, farmhouse look, or cabin in the woods, if you are trying for a country exterior for your home, you have to plant stuff. For a cottage, consider the English garden ideal that is heavily filled with romantic blooms. For a farmhouse look, go more conservative. Consider simple, easy to grow blooms like sunflowers and daisies. And no one says you can't plant a few vegetables out back.

No matter what you decide for the exterior design of your home, a country chic look can be simple to install and classic enough to last a lifetime. Use these exterior décor tricks to get the vision you want and to improve what you already have.

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