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1. Rustic farmhouse table
The heart of the country home wouldnt 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.
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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.
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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. Curtain, Tangor Paisley, col Ivory, £87 a metre, Victoria Bain at Tissus d’Hélène. Blind, Westbury, ref 5760122, £68 a metre, Camengo
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Love the modern country look? Check out our gallery of 10 steps to new cottage style.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.
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