Primitive Style Decorating


                       POST BY JULIE -

I always had a special love for antiques and old worn-out furniture. Whenever I went to an antique store, I was drawn to the wood cabinets, baskets, antique cookware, crocks, and all things that were less than perfect that time has taken its toll on. Basically, organic items that looked like they decorated a home in colonial times. I knew that it was a Scandinavian style that I loved but didn't know it had a particular name.

One day, I was checking out my recommends on YouTube, and I saw one that was posted by Bridgett's Primitive Passion . The thumbnail on the video showed very old decor and she was doing a house tour. 

This definitely caught my attention, so I watched it. Oh my, this was definitely my type of decorating. The house looked warm and cozy with all the primitive items throughout the entire house. My decor style had a name - Primitive.

Primitive decorations are a colonial period style. All the cabinets were very old with chipped paint and full of antiques. Each room looked like you stepped back in time. These homeowners had been collecting for 30 years or more, so their houses were loaded with this style. 

I will never reach that level of collecting because we are moving to a small place, but I have enough primitive decor that I either got from my parents or from antique malls.

I will link some of the YouTube primitive channels I subscribe to:

Bridgetts Primitve Passion

Ginger Chick Rehab

The Old So N' So

Little Cahaba Junkin

Melanie Thompson

The Cape on the Corner

Below are just some of my collection -