The Amish aren’t known for fancy decor or homes. But their homes are never usually anything less than cozy, warm and inviting. Although they believe in keeping things plain and simple, they do incorporate decor in their homes. These decorations usually have some form of use other than just being their for aesthetics. Are you interested in learning how to decorate with simple, beautiful and functional pieces? Learn from the Amish. Here are some decor pieced you will find in Amish homes.
Baskets are a common thing in Amish. While they are not usually there for decor, they do add some charm. They are used in the kitchens, gardens and also for carrying food.
Non- electric lighting
Natural gas or propane lighting are used in Amish homes. These gas and propane lamps are usually installed in the ceilings and walls. And they do add a touch of beauty. Also, candles and oil lanterns or lamps make the perfect decor too.
Photos And Paintings
You won’t find photos and paintings in most Amish homes. But in the more liberal and modern Amish homes, you may find one or two photos or paintings on the walls. You won’t find any with people on them though. They are usually Amish or nature scenes. Like a buggy and horse photo.
Calendars are another staple in Amish homes. Of course they use them to mark dates and for time keeping, but they can get a bit fancy with these. You will find calendars decorated with nature or Amish scenery in most Amish homes.
Clocks are a big thing in Amish homes. Musical and mechanical- action clocks can be found in most homes. And sometimes a cuckoo clock too.
Zip code Charts
Letter writing is a big part of Amish culture. Most Amish families do not use modern technology for communication. They strongly rely on snail mail. So having a list of zip codes comes in handy. A zip code chart is usually decorated with flowers and nature illustrations.
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