Winter country-style decorating ideas

Easy country style decorating ideas you can try at home. Country cottage decorating ideas on

What could be more inviting than spending a cold winter's evening wrapped up warmly in a country cottage? The thought of a roaring log fire, a leather armchair and a candlelit glow is making us long for rustic decor and a cosy new home. And whether you've got the cottage or not, you can still create the desired look in your current house.

Warm shades, leather furniture and varied textures will achieve a cosy country look that you will love to come home to every evening. Be inspired by shabby chic furniture, picturesque accessories and laidback, homespun decor for a look that is both on-trend and completely unique.

If you are looking for a way to update your home without completely redecorating, country-style decor is a wise choice. All you need are the right accessories and finishing touches and you can completely overhaul a plain room.

Start with something small. You can instantly create a cosy country feel in your home with luxe-looking accessories. Group together candles and lanterns to cast a warm light over the room. Add woollen throws and cushions to leather sofas to create a cosy space to curl up in. Leather trunks will also make great storage options and add to your new country-style aesthetic.

If you are completely redecorating, combine rustic weatherboarding in pale grey with neutral carpets or whitewashed floorboards to complement your dark furniture and touchable textiles. Combine shabby chic painted furniture with dark wood and choose paint colours inspired by natural autumn shades to put a contemporary twist on classic country decor.

1/9 Garden chair – Chairworks

chairs with cushion and folding table

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On cold wintry evenings, layer a lightweight New England-style chair with warm wool cushions and throws...

Get the look: Find this chair at Chairworks, and the throw and cushion at Anta. For a similar folding table, visit Homebase.

2/9 Hallway decorating ideas

hallway with bench and wool blanket

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In the hallway, soften a bench with a woollen blanket kept in place with canvas straps, then add a dramatic touch with a bold carpet runner.

Get the look: Head to I & JL Brown for a bench like this and to Gill Scott for a wool blanket and cushion.

3/9 Living room decorating ideas

living room with leather sofa and glass coffee table

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A leather sofa is the perfect place to relax. Combine with rich, earthy shades of mocha and smoky violet, and add cushions in leafy fabrics.

Get the look: Get this sofa at Sofa Workshop and for stylish fabrics visit Osborne & Little. The leather and glass coffee table is from Mufti and the curtains are made of fabric from Fox Linton.

4/9 Heating

living room with leather armchair and rug

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A log burning stove is always the focal point of a country living room. Accessorise with the latest log baskets and fire tools.

Get the look: The vintage-style leather armchair is from House of Fraser. Find a hearth rug at Anta, and a stove and fire accessories, like the basket, at Morsø.

5/9 Accessories

accessories with console table and candle holders

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Cast a glow with candlelight as the nights draw in. Mix glass and tin lanterns with leather bound accessories.

Get the look: Head to Mufti for this console table and Country Styled Homes for country candle holders. Baileys stock wind lights.

6/9 Bedroom decorating ideas

bedroom with leather trunk and rustic chest of drawers

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For a laid back homespun bedroom, choose a classic iron bed, wood furniture and neat leather trunks.

Get the look: Feather & Black have a perfect bedstead for this look, and visit The Linen Press for gorgeous bedlinen. Find similar accessories at Live Laugh Love, a leather trunk at Life of Riley and a rustic chest of drawers at Raft Furniture.

7/9 Bathroom decorating ideas

bathroom with peg rail and quaker chair

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Take the look into the bathroom with Shaker-style furniture, rush matting and a fresh approach to colour. Choose subtle pumice grey and rich chocolate brown.

Get the look: The Flow bath and the Chalk Violet paint, the bath and shower mixer, peg rail and mirror are all from Fired Earth. The Quaker chair is from Ercol.

8/9 Bathroom decorating ideas

washstand with hanging heart and chair

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Combine rustic weatherboarding with a pretty washstand for a contemporary twist.

Get the look: The washstand is from Fired Earth and the hanging heart is from Live Laugh Love. Find a chair like this at Ercol.

9/9 Birdboxes

birdboxes with conker brown colour

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Use paint shades inspired by autumn: peat, conker brown and wild heather.

Get the look: The Little Greene Paint Company have a fantastic range of paint shades that are perfect for this look.

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.