Nothing beats a woodland theme for a cosy, country-style home and there are lots of ways to add these elements to your design.
Hallways are a great place to introduce this look. Consider decorating a feature wall with themed photo-print wallpaper or a mural of real woodland; a tranquil scene that you can lose yourself in.
Another simple idea for a hallway is to decorate with a serene fern-pattern wallpaper. Combine this with a rustic side table and vases filled with fresh flowers and foliage. Alternatively, create the illusion of a log store under the stairs with a themed wallpaper, teamed with natural materials such as a wooden console table, or a leather umbrella stand.
Its easy to create a restful woodland-theme living room or bedroom simply decorate with calming cream and taupe tones. Choose an off-white shade for walls and a linen sofa or a painted wood bed. Layer furniture with comfy neutral accessories such as checked throws and cute owl-design cushions for a snug and relaxed look. Add a faux-fur rug for a little luxury.
Want a bright and beautiful dining room? Paint walls and wooden flooring white and allow plenty of light in to the room. Replace a traditional table and chairs with a wooden bench and add colour and pattern with a tablecloth and seat cushions in fresh green and white fabrics. Look out for woodland-themed prints featuring rabbits and spring foliage that will lend a fresh and outdoorsy look to your dining space.
For a magical woodland retreat, try a quirky look in your bedroom. Choose a wooden canopy bed and entwine with silk leaves or flowers and continue the theme with wallpaper and bedlinen in a palette of greens and blues.
1/10 Country hallway with woodland wallpaper
You know what they say about a first impression you don't get a second chance to make one! So make your hallway count with this dreamy woodland wall design.
2/10 Rustic dining room with foliage tablecloth
Can't decide which colour to decorate with? Look to nature for design inspiration and use fresh woodland greens and natural wood tones along with plenty of white for a light and airy outdoor feel.
3/10 Woodland bedroom with iron four-poster bed
If you're not afraid of a big design statement, why not create a woodland wonderland in your bedroom? This fairytale four-poster bed spreads its branches to make a magical hideaway amid a palette of ruby red, natural greens and blues.
4/10 Country hallway with leaf design wallpaper
Feeling the heat? A wall of green ferns has a wonderfully cooling effect in this country hallway. A vase of flowers and shabby chic table complement this natural design.
5/10 Living room with leaf design accessories
Bursting with colour and life, leaves and seed pods in large, graphic designs are a great way of bringing the woodland into your living room. Soft shades of heather, sage green and grey stop the scheme from being too overpowering.
6/10 Forest green bedroom with four-poster bed
This fantasy bedroom design uses rich forest greens with woody browns to create drama, tempered with clean milky-white tones. Guaranteed to make you feel like a woodland princess.
7/10 Country hallway with wood-effect wallpaper
A clever log-effect wallpaper design adds warmth and texture to this country hallway. Dark wood and traditional antlers complete the woodland theme.
8/10 Child's bedroom with owl accessories
Everyone loves an owl motif! This child's bedroom design has a peaceful feel thanks to the cream and taupe tones while the woodland inspired accessories lend interest and humour.
Tobias and the Angel
Rectangular owl cushion and owl cushion (far left)
9/10 Cosy living room with woodpile and fireplace
Yes, this woodpile might be a teeny bit excessive for just one fireplace but it certainly makes this living room look warm and cosy, when teamed with whitewashed walls and woodland-motif cushions. And you'd never run out of fuel.
10/10 Scandi-style festive woodland dining room
And finally, here's a design idea worth bearing in mind for the festive season; keep your dining room scheme simple with natural greys and creams and create a forest of tabletop trees in a drift of faux snow for a woodland-inspired centrepiece.
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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.
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