Check out this vintage-style Edwardian cottage

Love vintage style? Click through this photo gallery of an Edwardian cottage in West Sussex, chosen by Ideal Home. Find more house tours at

This traditional two-up two-down worker's cottage has been brought to life with carefully restored original features, floral prints and antique finds.

1/8 Exterior

exterior with brick wall house and door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

2/8 Floral print living room sofa

living room with white wall and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

The owner of this home has mixed painted wooden furniture and floral fabrics in the living room for timeless shabby-chic style. A collection of vintage mirrors above the eye-catching rose-print sofa is a modern take on a traditional look.

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3/8 Living room fireplace

living room with white wall and fire place

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

A woodburning stove in the large fireplace creates a cosy atmosphere in the living room. Exposed brickwork is an original feature of this worker's cottage.

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4/8 Cosy dining room

dining room with dining table and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

A shabby-chic look doesn't need to be matchy matchy - buy a mix of secondhand dining chairs and update them by reupholstering the seatpads.

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5/8 Yellow painted kitchen

kitchen room with white wall and yellow painted kitchen

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

Kitchen units painted in buttercup yellow look bright and cheerful all year round. Painted kitchen cupboards offer versatility as you can repaint them in a new shade when it's time for a new look.

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6/8 Bedroom with antique bed

bedroom with white wall and antique bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

Almost everything in the house is from a flea market or antiques fair, including this imposing bed, which was found at the Ardingly International Antiques Fair.

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7/8 Traditional bedroom fireplace

bedroom with white wall and fire place

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

Accessories such as the fire screen and upholstered mannequin create an authentic vintage vibe in the bedroom. A fitted cupboard in the alcove is painted in a soft taupe to match the painted bed.

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8/8 Bedroom with painted chest of drawers

bedroom with painted chest of drawers and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Peirson)

A chest of drawers painted in a bright shade of yellow balances out the pinks of the floral bedlinen and gives the vintage bedroom scheme a modern twist.

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