Channel the natural tones of heather, woodland and distant hills to create the perfect palette for your home this autumn.
With autumn upon us, the countryside begins its gentle transformation of colours and textures, from leafy greens and dewy grass, to soft ambers and heathers and rustic woody textures.
It’s easy to get this look in your home with these decorating ideas.
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LOVE IT- If you cherish the feeling of home being a warm, secure sanctuary to sink into, this look will have you at ‘hello’.
It’s a style to create with your heart and enjoy with your soul.
USE IT… in a kitchen that’s the hub of family life; in a living room that’s your den but still has to be smart enough for entertaining; or in a bedroom for a comforting cottage look that’s hard to tire of.
DO IT YOUR WAY– Put a heritage-style spin on this look with leather upholstery and country scenes on wallpaper or push it down the industrial route with recycled-pallet furniture and upcycled crates.
Build a palette of wood finishes, from weathered, unfunished and raw bark to polished grain and painted.
Keep walls light and airy in grey, greige or heather to let interesting pieces do the talking.
Banish boring accessories and surround yourself with quirky details that tell a story.
Mix vintage style prints in contemporary colourways for a cottage look with a modern twist.
Combine the pretty simplicity of traditional country furniture in painted pine and scrubbed oak with a wash of pale wall colour and hints of copper.
IDEA-Hang a pendant low over your dining table to give a more focused, intimate pool of light.
Country-fireside living room.
Give this look amore formal feel with traditional, tightly upholstered sofas and an elegant fire surround. Raw wood tables and knitted cushions keep it cosy and comfortable.
IDEA– Include elegant touches with curvy vase in coloured glass and beautifully polished pieces.
TIP– Add the unexpected: swap a trad mantel mirror for a round design and hang an unusual print.
Snug as a bug bedroom.
Layer texture upon texture, teaming carpet, rugs, curtains, padded bed linen, soft throws and cushions to the mix.
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TIP– Add a border to curtains in the same print as your wallpaper to create a co-ordinated base you can then add other patterns to.
Mix soft heather, pale green and neutrals for a calm workspace.