Love the warm-sun-on-your-face feeling you get from spending time in a country garden? Bring the outdoors in by recreating that natural high in your home with beautiful room schemes from Country Homes & Interiors featuring flora and fauna...
Sink into a love seat
Opt for an oversized armchair, such as this Saturday love seat from Sofa.com,
in a statement woodland fabric – perfect for a snug or in a cottage.
Arrange mix-and-match cushions for a cheery pop of colour.
Brighten a window
Go for a blind with a flying dove design to frame a window. This is Doveflight by Mark Hearld from St Jude’s. Simple furniture with a modern twist, such as an oak table with zinc top, keeps the scheme fresh. Add seat pads in the same bird-print fabric to complete the look.
Add pattern to walls
Block-print wallpaper (here, Brightwood by Jane Churchill depicting jumping hares and nesting birds) brings a fun touch in a kitchen or utility room. Complement with an ironing board cover in a toning fabric.
Enjoy a moment of reflection
For a quiet moment with a book choose an armchair, here Iggy from Sofa.com, covered in an artisan fabric celebrating the countryside. Add a super-soft mohair throw in a co-ordinating hue to snuggle down in comfort.
Display beautiful birdhouses
Plan your garden at a rustic desk or console table alongside bird-inspired artwork and ceramics. Group a trio of painted birdhouses (similar from Petersham Nurseries) for a unusual feature wall.
Take in the view
Arrange a pretty pile of cushions in bold floral designs to create a casual window seating area overlooking the garden. The cushions seen here include Sparrows by John Lewis, Peony by Georgia Wilkinson Designs and Bird Garden by Mark Hearld, from St Jude’s.
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Let colourful fabrics take centre stage in the bedroom – tongue-and-groove panelling and weathered wood create the perfect backdrop for a vibrant fabric-covered headboard. Make up the bed with a pretty duvet cover such as this Orla Kiely Tiny Stem Jacquard design.