Are you trying to declutter your home, or are you looking for a laidback country style that is cosy, not chaotic We can help you organise your living space in an inspirational way. Get inspired by our range of ideas from built-in shelving to bedding storage.
Make a feature of your hallway by adding a floral curtain to the door to stop hallway drafts. Add a stylish coat stand for country walk essentials such as a hat and Barbour and add a console table to the area to store keys and post. Incorporate a row of hooks so items are not piled on the floor. A lamp with a floral lampshade will tie in with the floral theme against a backdrop of neutral walls.
Display your china in an armoire (open cupboard) for a country storage look. Paint the walls and furniture in delicate pastel shades of lavender and pale blue. Team the room with floral curtains or cushions accessorise with a simple posy of English flowers.
In your bedroom proudly display the favourite pieces of your wardrobe for some country storage style. Hang belts and scarves from picture frames and proudly display your favourite footwear in a cubbyhole-style cabinet on shoeboxes or on shelving.
Create a vintage to your kitchen with an enamel bread bin and mugs. White, mint green and duck-egg blue crockery displayed on open shelving will complement this look perfectly. Finish the country-storage style with a jug of in-season flowers.
In the bathroom display your lotions and potions in a wire, three-tier caddy for some country storage style. Add features such as a curly metalwork towel ring.
For laidback country storage in the living room, make the centrepiece of the space a large vintage-wood chest fill it with throws, board games etc. Expose the floorboards and create a laid-back vibe with a daybed piled with floral cushions. Use vintage-style suitcases to store extra cushions and throws, stacked on top of each other.
For a dining room make a feature of an open wall cabinet with a backdrop of striped wallpaper. Fill it with mismatched china above an aged-wood sideboard displaying everyday items such as a bowl of fruit and condiments.
Colourful living room armoire
Give a living room armoire a colourful twist by painting it in a soft violet shade and edging the shelves with a lavender trim. Team with a contrasting painted chair then hang a jolly floral curtain and bring in a bright lavender rug for impact. The creamy-yellow painted panelling helps to ground the scheme and give it some warmth.
Store and display your favourite footwear in a cubbyhole-style cabinet in the bedroom. Painted picture frames are ideal for hanging belts and scarves. Choose classic scroll wallpaper in a soft green to contrast with the white furniture and freestanding mirror. There’s a lot going on here, but keeping the furniture white, the backdrop pale green and the accessories a mix of the two helps to give the room an ordered sense of balance.
Set by the back door, this curvy coat stand will hold on to all your country walk accessories, while a traditional console table with drawers takes care of the post. Put up a blowsy door curtain to deal with hallway draughts, continuing the floral theme with a cheery lampshade and ditsy print suitcases. The abundance of florals is kept in check by the white backdrop and furniture – a lovely welcoming scheme.
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Instead of a coffee table in the living room, invest in a vintage wooden trunk with plenty of room inside to stash magazines, throws and more. The long bench or daybed topped with a box cushion also doubles as storage with its run of built-in drawers. Paint floorboards for a casual look and line up beautiful cushions to finish…
Dress up or down with an armoire that includes hanging space and useful drawers. To enhance the design, paper bedroom walls with a charming, floral wallpaper and provide a chair upholstered in linen and completed with plump cushions. Keeping furniture and soft furnishings white frees up the rest of the scheme to pattern and trailing florals.
Make a feature of a painted wall cabinet in a dining room by hanging it against a striped wallpaper so the pattern is visible between the shelves. Fill with an eclectic mix of ceramics. Use a sideboard for more everyday china and tableware so you can reserve the open shelving for favourite plates, bowls, pots and vases that are just shouting to be out on display.
Hang box shelving and country baskets in the hallway and use them to stow maps, travel guides and accessories – and don’t forget your favourite walking-about-a-lot attire. That way everything will be nice and handy when you head out of the house for those day trips, weekend breaks – and even holidays. The vintage-style wooden coat rack with numbered hooks looks the part in a hallway decorated with a flurry of cheques.
A pair of suitcases that have seen better days makes a fine home for spare cushions and throws in a living room. Take inspiration from Britains wetlands for wallpaper and accessories in shades echoing the watery shallows and stormy skies. Also a great option for additional linen storage in a guest bedroom or dining room.
A three-tier wire caddy keeps luxuriously packaged bathroom lotions and potions on show and close to hand. Keep more personal items in pretty sponge bags. Alongside the basin, a curly metalwork towel ring puts a monogrammed hand towel within easy reach, while the unsual marble-topped sideboard on castors adds additional – moveable! – storage.
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