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Team nature-inspired prints with neutral plaids to create a snug country-house haven.
Bluebell sofa, £1540, Sofa.com (opens in new tab). Contemporary footstool, £235, The Dormy House (opens in new tab); covered in Burlington Cobalt Fabric, £59.50 per m, Romo (opens in new tab). Stag artwork, £45, Daisy Maison range, Notonthehighstreet.com (opens in new tab)
Voyage Pheasant Couple cushion, £47.50, Cotswold Trading (opens in new tab)
Mix tartans and winter florals in bold shades of scarlet and navy...a cosy combination for a bedroom.
Portobello double bedstead, £399; Cross stitch floral printed double duvet set, £15; Check cushions, £12; Tartan flat weave rug, £70; all Tesco Direct (opens in new tab)
Patchwork check cushion in denim colourway, £49.95, Annabel James (opens in new tab)
Give trad neutrals a lift by bringing in bright pops of colour - cranberry, petrol blue, magenta and moss green.
Benedict armchair, £349.99; Tweed cushion, £12.99; faux mohair check throw, £24.99; all Dunelm (opens in new tab)
Stone Tartan wallpaper, £40 per roll, Digitex (opens in new tab)
House on the prairie
Add a hint of East Coast style to a neutral living room with plaids and stripes in cool blues and greys.
Lexington Classic checked wool throw, £149; Checked sham, £49; Classic wool throw, £139; all Lexington (opens in new tab)
Lausanne red check armchair, £299, Tesco Direct (opens in new tab)
No cosy scheme is complete without wood clad walls, easy chair and wood burning stove.
3410 owl stove, £1751, Morso (opens in new tab)
Ram's head ornament, £18, George Home at Asda (opens in new tab)
Style a table with tartan stoneware in earthy shades of taupe and grey teamed with rustic linens and stag motifs. Dark charcoal walls create contrast and a dramatic backdrop for festive entertaining.
Linea Forest Check natural dinnerware range, from £3, House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
Linea Highlands platter, £20; and salad bowl, £18; House of Fraser (opens in new tab)
Isobel Anderson orange and cinnamon candle beaker, £36, Anta (opens in new tab)
Upholster an accent armchair in a tweedy plaid to bring a highland flavour to your scheme. Accessorise with rustic cushions, wood cladding, heathers and greenery...not forgetting a trophy stag or two.
Chair upholstered in Arran mustard fabric, £49.50 per m, Voyage Decoration (opens in new tab)
Angus Highland Cow canvas, £14.99, Heart of House range at Argos (opens in new tab)
Check storage stool, £30, Matalan (opens in new tab)
Scenic photo stag cushion, £18, Home Candy (opens in new tab)
Lisa is a freelance journalist who has written about interiors for more than 25 years and has worked on all the major homes titles, primarily Ideal Home, but also including Homes & Gardens, Country Homes & Interiors, Style at Home, Livingetc, Woman & Home, Easy Gardens and Good Homes magazines. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person, as well as being a serial shopper/bargain hunter.
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