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Country decor is a design classic, with the use of natural textures and finishes it oozes the ultimate comfort. From the neutral colour schemes to the rustic wood furniture, country design is a great way to create a truly unique design. Building a life and a home in the country is part of many dreams and although it isn’t always achieved through location, it can be achieved in your home! See below for the key areas to achieve that country home look.
Colour: Traditionally many country home schemes are filled with neutrals such as creams and off whites. To create the perfect country home scheme, use these as your base and add in more deeper greens, greys and even browns. Using dark greys and black add contrast and bring a modern final touch, mixed in with classic brass to finish off with a splash of warmth.
Panelling: A great way to add interest to a country scheme is with some traditional panelling. There are some many different styles of panelling, a popular choice is tongue and groove but increasingly more popular is the simple batten design. Which ever you choose to go with, the colour you choose to go with is key.
Paint – French Grey – from £61.75 Lakeland Paints
Florence Collection – 3 Seater – £899 – Sofasofa
Anna Black Mahogany Display Cabinet 120 – £999 – Tikamoon
*TRIDNT Indian Hand Woven Natural Jute Area Rug – £34.99+ – Etsy
GRAIN SACK- blue – £28.99 Meggy and me
BERBER SQUARE-blue – £32.49 Meggy and me
*Terracotta Plain Linen Cushion Cover – £18.00+ – Etsy
Crossweave Blackout Curtain – Stone White – £59.00 to £118.50 – Westelm
Hayes 6-Light Chandelier – £412.00 – Westelm
Judit Metal Coffee Table 120×70 – £475 – Tikamoon
*Sheepskin Rug Caramel – £46.84 – Etsy
*Nahari Hand Tufted Indian Wool Rug – 150 x 225cm – £279.00 Ethical superstore
Felt Wall Art – Pink – £126.75 – Westelm
Finishes: Soft furnishings are the final touch’s as a way to add pattern to your home. Add patterns such as stripes and polka dots in your accessories to finish off the country chic. Use fabrics such as linen, wool and mud cloth that will add texture as well as pattern.
Furniture: Furniture is a huge focal point for any country home, whether it’s the traditional wood chest of drawers or the cosy wool arm chair. There are lots of high street brands who sell country style furniture, the most popular is the painted furniture, but you can also get some beautiful raw wood furniture which can be picked up second-hand as well to upcycle or to keep authentic wood look.
Polished plaster paint – White – £40.00 – stuccoveneziano
Suddenly Romance Wool Carpet – £49.99 / m2 – Nakedflooring
BLOOMSBURY BED WITH BUTTONED HEADBOARD – £1,200 – £2,480 – Natural bed company
*Mid century modern style wall lamp – £158.00- Etsy
Belgian Flax Linen Melange Curtain – Olive – Westelm
Square metal side table – £79.99 – HM Home
*French Country Decor PRINTABLE – £12.85 – Etsy
Texture: Utilising natural materials such as linen, wool and wood really finish off any traditional country home. Another great way to add texture is with the walls, the company Veneziano have lots of different texture paints to create a texture replicating the rough plaster in many rustic country properties.
Accessories: I have said it before but I’ll say it again, mix old and new when it comes to accessories! Although there are some really good quality replica country accessories there are some really good authentic pieces that you can pick up to give your home a more authentic country look. And it helps reduce the amount of waste for the planet too.
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