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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.
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.
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.
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.