Discover Rachel's chic open-plan bungalow

Style at Home discovers a modern open-plan family bungalow with a relaxed, laid-back feel

Rachel's bright and airy kitchen-diner with its island unit is perfect for family living. The units from Howden's were great value so she could splash out on a Corian worktop. Striped fabric covers for the dining chairs keep the look relaxed.

1/10 Kitchen diner

white modern kitchen with chimney and lady

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

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2/10 Living-dining room

living dining room with glass cabinet

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The storage cabinet from Ikea is perfect for recipe books and tableware, and Rachel's bits and bobs.

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3/10 Living area

living area with wooden floor and tv on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Rachel chose engineered oak flooring to give the open-plan kitchen-diner and living space continuity. She found the striped cushions AT Ikea and linked the them with matching chair covers in the dining area.

Ektorp cushions

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4/10 French windows

living rom with french window and pillow

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Rachel chose decking to create a seamless flow between the decking and the living area.The weatherproof garden furniture can be left out all year round and the chairs slot neatly under the table to form a cube when they're not in use.

Composite wood decking
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5/10 Bedroom

wooden bed bedroom with lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

The main bedroom has a lovely calm feel. Rachel chose a pale-grey paint shade for the walls to emphasise the light but retain a feeling of warmth.

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6/10 Bedroom

bedroom with wooden door and dressing table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Tucked under the eaves in her bedroom, Rachel's dressing table from her own shop Country Stores has subtly curved legs, giving it a touch of French chic.

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7/10 White bedroom

white bedroom with red rose frame on wall and pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

In this bedroom, a white-painted wrought-iron bed was the starting point for the scheme. Touches of red and pink, from a striped cushion and cute decorative touches, lift the mood, while a fabulous wall canvas becomes a focal point.

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8/10 White bedroom

white bedroom with dressing table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Rachel has created elegant French boudoir style in this room, with a lovely white bedspread and dressing table. However, a graphic street sign and photograph add a dash of city style.

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9/10 Walk in shower

bathroom with shower area and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

A waterfall-style showerhead from Leekes and eye-catching mosaic floor gives the walk-in shower a luxurious feel in the calm, relaxing bathroom.

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10/10 Bungalow exterior

bungalow exterior with green grass and plants

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

Rachel plans to render the front of the bungalow to give it a more contemporary feel.

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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.