The rural life doesn't appeal to everybody, but as someone who grew up in the country, I can tell you the country lifestyle certainly has its charm. Wide-open land is the perfect remedy for a cluttered mind, and it feels incredibly soothing when you're overwhelmed. Country houses are often spacious as well, helping you and your family breathe a little easier in your home. While cramped cities offer non-stop entertainment and distractions, the country provides an opportunity to simplify life and focus on what's most important to you. 

That being said, it might not be in your best interest to pack up and move to the country. In that case, it's time to get creative with your home decor and create a country style regardless of where you live. Get inspired with these five American country style suggestions. 

Handcrafted gems

Quality craftsmanship is a hallmark of the country interior style. You don't have to be a skilled woodworker to bring this important element to your home, though. There are plenty of American-made furniture items, from wooden tables to chairs, that can help you create the relaxing look you love. 

Natural materials

You don't have to actually live in the country to surround yourself in nature. Natural-fiber rugs, wooden furniture and burlap accessories are examples of natural decor and furniture you can bring into your home. 

Rustic finishes

The vintage style is very in right now, which means you can find quality furniture that looks weathered but is actually brand new.  

White backdrops

The country life is simple and soothing, which is why the walls of many farmhouses are painted white. Add a few bright colors as well, such as yellow and blue, to create a welcoming appearance. 

Antique accessories

Hit up a few local antique stores to see what types of accessories you can find. Pieces with history create a one-of-a-kind home, and they are often great conversation starters!

If you're ready to slow down your life but you do not move out to the country, bring the country to your home instead. These five tips will help you create a farmhouse interior that's both stylish and simple.