Be inspired by a dormer bungalow in Wales

Pretty accessories and bright fabrics create comfortable style that's easy to live with in this Welsh bungalow. Brought to you by Ideal Home

A three-bedroom 1960s dormer bungalow on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. The location was perfect for the owners, an interior designer and her family, so they were able to look beyond the aqua bathroom suite and and oddly shaped kitchen. With a few structural changes, which included knocking the kitchen and fourth bedroom into one room as well as new windows and central heating, they transformed it into their dream home. 

1/10 Exterior

roof house

(Image credit: Future PLC /Nikki Crisp)

2/10 Hallway

hallway

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Nikki Crisp)

A dated wrought-iron balustrade was replaced with a whole new wooden staircase making the hallway much lighter and brighter. A stylish striped runner held in place with modern chrome stair rods protects the white painted stairs.The soft green colour palette is livened up with a vibrant patterned curtain that falls to the floor. 

Stair runner

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3/10 Living room

living area with brown sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

The buttermilk living room has been made cosy with country floral curtains, cushions and chunky throws. A unique chaise-longue adds unusual interest and ties the scheme together. Mismatching furniture keeps the feel informal.

Cushions
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Sofa

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4/10 Living room fireplace

living area with fire place and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Nikki Crisp)

Like the rest of the house, the grey painted wooden mantel continues the country feel in the living room, while a reclaimed sideboard adds a traditional touch and displays the family's photos. The disused fireplace has made an attractive and textural feature with a collection of cut logs.

Mantel paint

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Mirror 

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5/10 Kitchen-diner 

kitchen with red counter

(Image credit: Future PLC / Nikki Crisp )

The new spacious kitchen-diner is a mix of traditional and contemporary country style. Cream units are joined by a bold red island taking pride of place. The owner designed the unit herself and had it made locally, while the stools were bargain buys from a charity shop upcycled with a lick of paint. 'I love the modern country look,especially painted wood, pretty fabric prints and rustic baskets and shelves,' says the owner. 

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6/10 Dining area

dinning area with table and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC /Nikki Crisp)

Pretty prints are a big part of the kitchen-diner. A powder blue polka-dot tablecloth covers the large family table, while strong red accents take their lead from the kitchen island. A traditional second-hand armchair has been upholstered in a patchwork of ditsy floral and gingham fabrics. 

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7/10 Main bedroom

attic bedroom with white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC / Nikki Crisp)

The master bedroom has been given more of a French country feel with a pretty eau de nil and crisp white colourway. The antique washstand came from the owner's parents' house and the tiles on it were the inspiration behind the room's pretty decorating scheme.

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8/10 Guest bedroom

guest room with bed and curtain

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A damask quilt was the decorating inspiration for the calming guest room. Cream and beige tones create a colour contrast against the traditional iron bed frame. 'The crocheted cushion belongs to my granny so it is genuinely vintage,' says the owner. 

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9/10 Child’s bedroom

bedroom with attic wall

(Image credit: Future PLC / Nikki Crisp)

The owner is a big fan of Cath Kidston designs and was particularly excited to use one of the the children's wallpapers in her son's bedroom. The colours of the boat wallpaper are continued throughout the room with red, white and blue bunting and gingham bed linen, which injects colour and fun to the nautical scheme. 

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Bunting

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10/10 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC / Nikki Crisp)

The dated aqua suite in the bathroom was updated with a white period-style replacement, which, like the rest of the house, has been transformed with country traits such as tongue-and-groove panelling, a pretty Roman blind and vintage-style accessories. An eye-catching tiled floor adds a fun retro vibe. 

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Rachel Homer

Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.