The prairie style decoration comes from Frank Lloyd Wright and his minimalist architecture. The prairie style emphasized built-in shelving, cabinetry, and closets in single-story buildings that followed the long, low horizon of the prairie. Such homes are typically arranged around a central area with a fireplace, and then branch out into wings that house bedrooms or utility rooms.
One Pinterest blogger described it as not frizzy, not severe, but just right. Western movement settlers could only bring goods that could be packed on muleback or loaded into a Conestoga wagon. The real prairie houses were often built from grass or even straw bales or lumber from nearby states that had more trees. The result was a replacement architecture.
Interior design often focused on a valuable item or two brought “from the East” and furniture that residents could make from local materials. Wright’s architecture benefited from this sparse decor centered around a good piece or two. Therefore, the prairie style is somewhat eclectic.
You might find a concrete Grecian urn with a distressed finish on a handcrafted table – a look that sometimes fades into shabby chic. However, the prairie style is less cluttered. It’s best to use one or two special pieces as focal points without paying too much attention to appearance. The original homes were more about the work that needed doing, or maybe even preserving the heirlooms that had made it to their new world.
Therefore, Prairie style decorating takes function into account. But functional does not exclude beauty. Even ordinary wood like pine or fir can be made beautiful with staining, elaborate painting, or even the layered paint that’s so popular with shabby chic decor. The decorative objects are arranged in such a way that they emphasize the clean lines of the low, horizontal buildings. One could almost say that any type of decor belongs to the prairie style – but maybe not quite. It appears more open and endearing than shabby chic, not as fussy as Victorian or as classic as Greek. It has an open, welcoming atmosphere. The decor differs little from that of the country house or cottage and can sometimes take on a southwesterly aspect. The key to some good plays presented well.
Beautiful pine wood is used in the manufacture of the South Shore Prairie Armoire. It has two dresser drawers and a hanging cabinet. The wardrobe can easily be converted into an entertainment center when not needed for storage. The armoire is one of five combinable pieces that can add a touch of grace to your country style home.
Colorful chair cushion
Comfort has never been better than this colorful prairie style chair cushion. Reminiscent of the days when ‘women’ would embellish their rest periods with embroidery or other unusual crafts, these hand-hung round cushions add color and cosiness to any room. Crafted items could be used to enhance the look of a homemade chair or bench.
Subtle rug in cream and ivory
Charlton Home brings you the Horst rug in ivory and cream. Suitable for any room in the house, it looks particularly elegant in a living room or living room, where its color theme allows it to be used to match different pieces of furniture.
Carved pine headboard
Part of the South Shore Prairie bedroom collection, this distressed pine headboard will add a touch of native elegance to your cottage or country style bedroom. It also lends itself to shabby-chic decorations, exemplifying understated good taste and quiet grace, a characteristic of prairie style.
Handwoven black rug
Brought to you by Calvin Klein, this 100% cowhide rug is made up of alternating strips of black cowhide. The color is called Stallion Black. It’s the perfect foil for colorful hand-hung cushions, or even for modernist beanbags or more traditional floor cushions. It is lined with wool felt. Professional dry cleaning only.
Concrete urn sculpture
With this prairie sculpture from Cyan Design, you might be wondering how a Greek-style urn filled with fruit and flowers can be a prairie sculpture. But if you think of it as people longing for a piece of civilization in a land they thought was wild, or a sculpture of someone living on a prairie, then it makes perfect sense.
Worn fir console table
A simple design with geometric cutouts makes this distressed Maylis Prairie Console Table from One Allium Way a real statement piece for your entryway. It’s easy to imagine a prized table traveling across the open plains in a Conestoga wagon and becoming a special item in a ranch house.
Snow white duvet cover
Imagine a plains girl unwrapping this from her hope box while she and her husband organize the household on the plains. This snow-white prairie duvet cover from Taylor Linens features pintucks, crocheted lace and fluffy ruffles – just the thing to adorn a more prosaic quilt. Matching dust ruffles and pillowcases are available.
Semi-flush ceiling light
This beautiful dry area prairie ceiling light is from Aroyyo Craftsman. The warm yellow glass shade is dedicated to focusing on an older way of life where slow and careful processing was more important than mass production. It is designed to protect four lightbulbs.