Reimagine a contemporary home with the timeless appeal of country decor. The country crossover trend is all about blending this popular design style into your current scheme, which is so easy to do with a little know-how. Touches of rustic and industrial elements will add a contemporary twist to classic country decor, or accents of cosy country style will soften a modern home.
Country style will act as a calming influence over your current interior design scheme. Using country crossover decor in your home is also a great way to make your rooms family friendly, or to add personal touches to a rented property that you can’t otherwise decorate.
Use texture and colour to bring country crossover style to life. Using outdoor elements in your home will shake-up a paired-back room: Wicker furniture from the summerhouse will look great next to plain bedroom furniture and pale colours on the walls. Accents of green and yellow will update a modern decor scheme, as will ornate touches such as a piece of statement wall art, or a four poster bed.
Read on to discover the best way to channel country crossover in your home and find out the furniture, colour schemes and textures that will help you achieve the look, plus which accessories will add the finishing touches to your new country crossover theme...
Oversized clock in country kitchen-diner
The delicate floral wallpaper, pale wood and weathered oversized clock call to mind a real rustic, heart-of-the home country kitchen. But layered over clean lines, and with a smoother, more polished edge (not a knot in sight), the finish is the crispness you expect from modernity. We love the vintage wine crates used to store tea towels and oven gloves - clever and oh so versatile.
Rigby & Mac
Wooden wine crates
The Wonderful Wood Company
This bathroom cleverly blends contemporary white fittings with country-style features to create a beautiful balance of two decorating styles. The slick double basins sit atop a console that wouldn't look out of place in a farmhouse hallway and the dark oak mirror has a hidden-away cottage charm. The giant tiles and large glass walk-in shower create a striking contrast to the mirror and glorious beamed ceiling.
This bright and cheerful home office is the perfect combination of modern functionality and country colours and accessories. Using a modular wall storage system with a painted interior allows for flexibility both in design and use, but without sacrificing personal style. And the sleek lines and practicality of the storage options allow the rustic desk, wireframe accessories, enamel pendant and country yellow palette to shine.
Relaxed style meets Far East Asian Zen in this hybrid bedroom that is a study in country calm. The striking fireplace mirror is a tribute to country eclecticism and is a wilder but equally as effective style statement as the ceiling beams. The jade green velvet chaise and slick black oriental wardrobes make this a trans-global country look that somehow survives the flight...
Similar oriental wardrobe
Steel, wood, exposed brick and Perspex - there may be a veritable what's what of materials being used in this kitchen, but the overall effect is spot-on. Layering contemporary fixtures and furnishings over a truly rustic backdrop is a great way of keeping country at heart, but with your own bespoke top-note. The use of neutral tones and pale wood draws this room together, allowing the rustic and super-slick to sit seamlessly together.
A country kitchen can be given an element of the modern through the use of bold colour accents. While the wooden stools and countertop are classic country, the bright yellow accessories and large letters on the shelf give this kitchen a new twist. Ultra modern appliances, such as the bright coffee maker, also give the room a 21st-century lift.
This beautifully put-together bedroom has a subtle hint of country charm. Blue and white are the base ingredients of a calming scheme, with the dark wood introducing a touch of sophistication. The wicker chair - reminiscent of a garden room staple - is a perfect companion piece to the chest of drawers.
This striking space truly is a happy marriage of modern and country. The exposed beams and wooden features contrast with the glass and metal of the banisters and balcony. Using contrasting materials like this gives the space a feel of old and new simultaneously. The woodern funiture in the mezzanine-cum-music room draws it all together.
Displaying kitchen accessories in a creative way not only solves the problem of storage, but also creates a feature that is a guaranteed talking point. From the peg rail and boards to the tableware, the use of wood creates a soft contrast against the more obviously modern tableware. Using a pale yellow paint and wood harks back to the traditional, but the blend of accessories brings this kitchen into the modern day.
It doesn't get much more country than sleeping in a bed inspired by the forest. The greens of the soft furnishings and bedside furniture continue the theme, but the modern - almost Scandi - design of the cabinets themselves gives this country bedroom a modern edge. Wooden flooring ensures the rustic country feel is not lost, but continues throughout the room.