A Rustic Retreat: Get the Country Look at Home


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A good country home epitomizes simple living and a love of the great outdoors. On its surface, it’s all roaring fireplaces, mismatched hand-me-down furniture and a love of chintz. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that [country home decor] is so much more. An eclectic mix of well-used and well-loved pieces, familiar textures & plenty of functional-not-fussy style, cultivating your own farmhouse look in your home is easy. Even if you don’t live in a barn.

When it comes to texture, it’s best to think naturally. Choose woods and woven wicker and pair with tactile fabrics; rugs and throws will add enviable warmth and an inviting feel to your space. These different textures will create a cobbled-together feel that’s traditional but never dated or fussy.

Layer It Up

For bedrooms, layering is key. Team knitted throws and textured cushions with woven accessories for a room that's cosy and welcoming. A muted colour scheme of soft beige and white combined with grey and green tones, is essential for this look. Clean and sophisticated, it’s a scheme that’s never going to go out of style.

Keep It Simple

From morning rituals to night-time routines, create a bathroom retreat that’s perfect for some well-deserved me-time. From seagrass baskets to rattan laundry bins, adding accessories is a simple and stylish way to incorporate natural tones and textures into the room. Stick to a neutral colour palette and add a little colour with decorative accessories such as plants and vases.

A Modern Touch

Just because this look has its feet firmly settled in tradition it doesn’t mean you can’t bring a touch of twenty-first century realness to your interior. Pops of darker tones will provide a modern edge and industrial details contrast beautifully with weathered woods. When it comes to laying the table, two-toned tableware and wooden napkin rings are perfect for giving your table a unique look.

Mix & Match

Celebrate your garden's rustic charm by keeping it chic and simple. The beauty of country home decor is that there’s no need to match everything. What’s old is new, so combine your old favourites with specially chosen new ones to create a look that appears to have been curated over time. This look is anything but cookie-cutter, so get creative with your decorating.

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