Get the Out in the Country Look

Last updated: May 28, 2018

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.

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Country Kitchen Chalkboard

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.

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Lace Milk Bottles by Live,Laugh,Love

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Country Check Material

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.

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Laura Ashley Country Patchwork Duvet

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Milano Windsor 3 Column Vertical Radiator

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.