Get modern country style in 7 buys

Country style decorating with a modern twist. Housetohome.co.uk picks 7 essential buys to recreate the modern country style look.

1/7 Modern country style decorating

dining area with dining table chairs and tableware

(Image credit: TBC)

1. Rustic farmhouse table

The heart of the country home wouldn’t be complete without a farmhouse table. We love this one for its clean, classic shape and beautiful wood.

Mrs B 10 seater table, £2,145, Benchmark (opens in new tab).

2/7 Modern country style decorating

natural linen daybed with cushions

(Image credit: Graham and Green)

2. Stylish daybed

Add a touch of elegance with this French-style daybed in classic linen – the extra long seat and upholstered double ends give it a new twist.

Natural Linen daybed, £1,295, Graham and Green (opens in new tab).

3/7 Modern country style decorating

hallway with chair and curtains

(Image credit: TBC)

3. Eye-catching tweeds and linens

Combining tweeds with linens in toning shades is a timeless country look. Use an eye-catching tweed in contemporary colours on an upholstered chair and team with flowing embroidered linen curtains in a coordinating shade. Add a printed voile blind that uses colours from both fabrics to pull the look together.

Chair upholstery in Honor, ref CH2492/ 060, £112.50 a metre, Chivasso at JAB Anstoetz (opens in new tab). Curtain, Tangor Paisley, col Ivory, £87 a metre, Victoria Bain at Tissus d’Hélène (opens in new tab). Blind, Westbury, ref 5760122, £68 a metre, Camengo (opens in new tab)

4/7 Modern country style decorating

hallway with striped carpet umbrella stand and hand bag

(Image credit: TBC)

4. Cosy fitted carpet

The trend for country-style carpets is all about mixing and matching plain and striped styles from room to room to create harmonious spaces with character.

Hall carpet, Brighton Rock, ref 9ST/38268, £46.98 a square metre; study carpet, Bell Twist French Champagne, £32.79 a square metre, both Brintons (opens in new tab).

5/7 Modern country style decorating

black display cabinet with armchair and floor lamp

(Image credit: TBC)

5. Elegant display cabinet

For a new twist on the classic country cabinet, opt for a glass-fronted clean-lined design in this season’s must-have colour black to display crockery and books.

Architecte cabinet in black lacquer finish, £3,499, Roche Bobois (opens in new tab).

6/7 Modern country style decorating

white pendant lighting

(Image credit: TBC)

6. Vintage-style pendant light

A new take on vintage style, this miniature classic bone china light shade has a cotton braided flex. Hang several together at different heights to create striking accent lighting.

Drop pendant in bone china, £100, The Conran Shop (opens in new tab).

7/7 Modern country style decorating

bedroom with buttoned headboard

(Image credit: TBC)

7. Button-back headboard

Modern country is all about comfort and style and this oversized headboard in striped linen introduces a contemporary touch. Complement the headboard by layering the bed with toning linens and bed covers, and mismatching cushions.

Achilles headboard, £720 plus seven metres of fabric, Vi-Spring (opens in new tab). Covered in Ticking Union 25, col Pink. £27.50 a metre, Ian Mankin (opens in new tab)

Love the modern country look? Check out our gallery of 10 steps to new cottage style.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.