Whether you live in the city, suburbs or out in the sticks, country-chic is big news in interior design.
This is a charming trend which is timeless, elegant and oh-so-pretty. So, it’s little wonder it has proved a popular choice of home décor for many years. Plus, there’s something delightfully uplifting about shabby chic accessories or floral print in the home.
If you’ve decided the “out in the country” look is the one for you, the next step is to decide whether you want to create a look that is bold and rustic, or subtle and delicate. The look you choose may be dictated by the style of your property; large, rural houses with original features lend themselves perfectly to the rustic look, while nearly any type of home can pull off the pretty and romantic country vibe.
As the heart of the home and the room where we gather to cook, eat and catch up over coffer, what better place to create a cosy, country look that in the kitchen? This room is perfectly suited to the comfortable, laid-back, country-chic look, and fortunately, there are a plethora of country-themed kitchen accessories about which will create the look in an instant. Our pick of country-kitchen accessories include this Country Kitchen Wooden Chalkboard by The Contemporary Home and these Decorative Milk Bottles with Lace from livelaughlove.co.uk; so pretty, and affordable too! Just line up on the kitchen windowsill for instant country-chic. Finishing touches like this Mum’s Kitchen Hanging Heart will all bring the look together. Finally, keep units and walls a neutral colour and hang a floral or checked blind at the window; we love the colours on this Country Check fabric.
In the bedroom, the “out in the country” look creates a calming and soothing environment which is pretty too. Opt for vintage, “distressed” or shabby-chic furniture where you can; drawers and full length mirrors can be easily picked up from a car boot sale. The bed should be perfectly made and covered in an abundance of pillows, cushions, duvets and throws to create a really luxurious look and feel. This Country Patchwork Blue Cotton Duvet cover by Laura Ashley is the quintessential country quilt. Pair with an antique -or old- bed frame and plenty of cushions for a look that oozes comfort and cosiness.
There’s only one style of radiator to complement the rustic country look, and that’s a cast-iron style column. Available in both vertical and horizontal design, today’s cast-iron style column radiators offer the style and charm of antique designs with the functionality and convenience of a twenty-first century radiator. Our choice for any “out in the country” room is the Milano Windsor 3 Column Vertical radiator.