Decorating with country colours

Choose a sofa covered in a stunning large-scale floral to make an impact in the living room, then repeat the yellow on walls and a rug for a scheme that sings out summer.

Choose a sofa covered in a stunning large-scale floral to make an impact in the living room, then repeat the yellow on walls and a rug for a scheme that sings out summer.

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Sofa Workshop

1/10 Similar rug

living room with rug o floor and sofa with cushion and yellow wall

(Image credit: future PLC/James Gardiner)


2/10 Pastel kitchen diner

dining room with wooden table and chairs with flower vase

(Image credit: future PLC/Jon Day)

Pile on the pastels for a country-style kitchen-diner with a 1950s spin. Paint the legs of a farmhouse table in pink, add an assortment of bright chairs, and accessorise with pale blue, turquoise, lavender and green.

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Scumble Goosie
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Race Furniture

3/10 Cool green living room

armchair with footstool and curtains on window

(Image credit: future PLC/Jeremy Baile)

Green is back big time, adding a refreshing twist to country colour schemes. Cover a footstool in a vibrant leafy tone and curtain French windows with a lily-of-the valley print.

Similar footstool
Laura Ashley
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Sandberg at Tangletree Interiors

4/10 Summer pastel living room

sofa with cushions and lamp on side table with flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jon Day)

Go for ice-cream and sorbet shades to perk up a living room. Choose a sofa in deep pink for practicality then complement it with a toning striped rug. Pastel voiles at the window add a soft rainbow effect.

Similar sofa
George Sherlock
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Roger Oates

5/10 Blue and white living room

living room with footstool and sofa with cushions

(Image credit: future PLC/Tim Young)

Elegantly simple, a blue and white scheme is a country favourite and a breeze to put together. Plump up a loose-covered white sofa with floral cushions, add a signature navy armchair and finish with a rug bordered with navy.

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Similar armchair
I & JL Brown

6/10 Rose and quartz bedroom

bedroom with cushions on bed and headboard with lamp on side table

(Image credit: future PLC/Trevor Richards)

A palette of the gentlest pinks and mineral greys is perfect for a feminine bedroom. The delicately patterned headboard is set against a chalky pink painted wall, and a silvery grey throw finishes the bed in style.

Similar bedhead fabric
Lewis & Wood
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Farrow & Ball

7/10 Duck egg and raspberry living room

rattan armchair with cushions and duck egg blue curtains

(Image credit: future PLC/Jon Day)

For a fresh and inviting living-room scheme, choose a breezy bird print in the latest duck-egg blue and team with raspberry-pink cushions. Neutral wicker furniture adds a country element.

Similar curtain fabric

Jane Churchill
Similar cushions
Cologne & Cotton

8/10 Grey dining room

dining room with dining table and table cloth with cushions on chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Tim Young)

Shades of soft grey and white bring a relaxed look to a dining room. Select wide-stripe wallpaper for a modern feel, then stitch slip covers for chairs in a selection of narrow stripes.

Similar wallpaper
Sandberg at Tangletree Interiors
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Ian Mankin

9/10 Bright living room

living room with curtains on window and sofa with cushions

(Image credit: future PLC/Jon Day)

Be brave with brights. Whitewashed boards are a great backdrop for a zesty lemon sofa, and the ditsy floral of the curtains provides a range of colours to pick up on for accessories.

Similar sofa
Graham & Green
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Hus & Hem

10/10 Rose-print bathroom

bathroom with rose wallpaper and wash basin

(Image credit: future PLC/Dan Duchars)

Roses and cream add individuality to this bathroom. Start with a rose-sprig wallpaper, tie a toning fabric curtain to the basin and add a splashback of mix-and-match tiles for impact.

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Tangletree Interiors
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Kate Forman

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