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Create a Country Style Home

Country homes feature natural, worn surfaces, such as refurbished timbers and aged brass, and overall create a timeless and relaxed vibe. Period homes were built to last a lifetime and therefore possess a sense of timeless charm that is both casual and cosy.

Cosy country homes can also feature French provincial style qualities through select use of colour schemes. Country will give a more rustic look than the elegant styling that is a French provincial vibe.

When you’re looking for country interior design inspiration or country home ideas, it’s always a good idea to look start with a beautiful claw foot bathtub and subway tiles.

If a traditional country style home isn’t for you, try a more modern country aesthetic. It combines modern colour schemes, shapes and materials with the rustic texture and warmth of wood, metal and stone.

How to create a country style home:

  • Work with your existing house features if possible – eg. exposing beams or retaining VJ walls – to make the look feel very authentic
  • Country colour schemes should include soft paint colours and and neutral tiles
  • In your bathroom, the bath should be the centrepiece – a claw foot tub is perfect
  • Choose ornate, traditional style tapware and keep it matching throughout your home (the Phoenix Cromford range is a perfect choice!)
  • Gold or brass features will add colour and interest, simply shop by colour to make sure all of your chosen fixtures match
  • Decorate simply with fresh flowers and woven baskets
  • Incorporate timber finishes throughout your home (including a solid timber bathroom vanity)

Traps to avoid:

  • Turning your house into grandma’s house – leave out the chintzy accessories and keep it light and fresh
  • Getting too heavy-handed with timber – a little is good, but panelling the walls and ceiling will make the room feel like a Swedish sauna
  • Distressed everything – distressed furniture has its place, but too much will take you to a more Antique & Vintage style