Country style ideas: boutique chic

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Create a feeling of boutique hotel-style elegance in your home. Draw inspiration from the simple elegance of Parisian home styles with décor that is balanced between elegance and functionality.

Reinstall period features such as sash windows and cornicing. Create a focal point to a high ceiling with a luxe glass chandelier centred on a ceiling rose, for laid-back opulence.

Add floor-length floral or velvet curtains to the bedroom or living room, framing the outline of bay windows. Create a window seat upholstered with floral fabric – and watch the world go by.

Choose a chesterfield leather sofa in the living room. Accessorise with botanical-print cushions in pastel shades, amd a patchwork wool throw for added country-style charm.

Keep flooring simple, exposing floorboards, and overlaying with textured paisley-print rugs. Add timeless and very fashionable parquet flooring if the budget will stretch for an extra touch of boutique chic.

Create glamour in a country-style bedroom with a French-style iron bed, overlaid with a rich tapestry of grey velvet and patchwork print throws. A four-poster bed adds real decadence to a space. Position a canopy above the bed and drape it with voile semi-transparent fabrics for an extra wow factor.

Add a floral feature wall to create a feeling of romantic charm to a bedroom. Display perfume bottles on a mirrored dressing table for a wonderful boutique chic style.

Marry the look with an upholstered floral stool or bench and accessorise with floaty silk scarves. A bespoke screen in the bedroom will add to the feeling of country boudoir style with a touch of ooh la la.

Create a boutique feel to the bathroom with a freestanding bath against the backdrop of a metallic feature wall. Or add Shaker-style tongue-and-groove panelling on the walls. Position a large mirror on a bathroom wall to reflect a feeling of light and space.

Image credit: Tim Young
Image credit: Tim Young
Image credit: Tim Young
Image credit: Tim Young

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