Be inspired by this barn-style new-build

Looking for inspiration from a reader's home? This barn-style new build property in Oxfordshire combines modern touches with antiques and hand-me downs. Get plenty of real life home inspiration from Livingetc

The exterior of the house was designed with huge expanses of glass to ensure it's as light and airy as possible.

1/9 Barn-style new-build house tour

exterior of house with clay roof tiles and garden

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

2/9 Kitchen | Barn-style new-build house tour

kitchen with womend and child

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

The kitchen, with its quirky mix of old and new, is the hub of the house. 

The chocolate-coloured units are from Ikea. The pendant lights are from Alva Lighting. The silver candelabra is from Cox & Cox.

3/9 Living room | Barn-style new-build house tour

living room with sofa and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

Brightly coloured soft furnishings give the children's playroom a fresh, fun feel. The sofa, rug and cushions are from Ikea.

4/9 Open-plan living space | Barn-style new-build house tour

living room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

Cosy nooks, such as the deep, four-poster daybed, cleverly break up the home's lofty dimensions.

The daybed is from Lombok, and the cushions are from Cox & Cox. For a chunky wooden table, try Tablemakers. Go to Cabbages and Roses for floral bedlinen

5/9 Sofa | Barn-style new-build house tour

living room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

The open fireplace in the living room is both a cosy focal point and an interesting architectural feature.

For a similar decorative panel try MyakkaLiberty sells rugs like this. The sofa is from Ikea, and the floral throw is from Graham & Green.

6/9 Bathroom storage | Barn-style new-build house tour

bathroom with white walls and green cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

The travertine tiles add a rustic farmhouse feel to the new build.

The tiles are from Beswick Stone. Find a dresser like this at Castle Gibson, and Lombok sells wicker baskets. The candle holders are from Cox & Cox.

7/9 Bedroom | Barn-style new-build house tour

bedroom with white walls and wooden bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

The bedroom mixes cool, white walls with aged wood. 

The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Strong White. has a good range of four posters. The door was a junk-yard find, but try Lassco for similar. The throws and cushions are from Cox & Cox and Designers at Debenhams.

8/9 Bathroom area | Barn-style new-build house tour

bathroom with white walls and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

A tranquil bathing area has been created in one corner of the bedroom.

The oval table is from Stonewood. The Towel Ladder is from Cox & CoxThe White Company sells towels. For a hide try The Real Rug Company, and John Lewis's Flokati is similar to this shaggy rug. Chic Shack sells chairs like this.

9/9 Children’s room | Barn-style new-build house tour

childrens room with doll and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

The kids can enjoy the freedom to draw and write what they want on the bedroom wall.

The desks were an ebay find, but Retrouvius sells similar. Habitat stocks Tam Tam stools. The rug is from Ikea.

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.