How to create a modern country-style bedroom

5 quick, easy, and cost-friendly steps to get the cute country-cottage look with a fresh modern twist.

Got a bland bedroom, or fancy a quick new look? Update it with a little country-cottage style – this scheme is fresh, pretty and easy to do on a tight budget.

1) Display rustic accessories
Create a feature above the bed by hanging pictures and jewellery on pretty hooks.

2) Go for ditzy floral bedding
Pretty bedlinen vintage-style florals are essential to this look. If bedlinen is too much for you, choose white but add floral cushions and quilts.

3) A

dd simple modern accents
Choose simple designs that won’t compete with the floral bedlinen, but ones that will stand out in a crowd – we love this cool cushion and retro-inspired table lamps.

4) Choose white-painted furniture
Get the relaxed, casual feel of the country with simple unfussy furniture like this bedside table.

5) Try a colourful headboard
A matching headboard and valance in bright cherry red creates a bold contrast against plain white walls.


Get the look

Greengate at Lily Blue. You’ll find floral-print everything here, from fabrics to china and even hair accessories.

Cath Kidston. Treat yourself to the oh-so-pretty Rose or Rose Sprig bedlinen, from £10 for a pillowcase.

Cabbages and Roses. High-quality floral linens and soft furnishings, plus a small range of genuine vintage fabrics, furniture and accessories if you love the real thing.

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