Step inside a cottage dressed for Christmas

Find country-style decorating ideas with this country home. Housetohome.co.uk takes a tour around a country-style cottage that's been dressed with christmas decorations and festive charm.

Rustic long house

Christmas country cottage

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Tucked into the Suffolk countryside, this early 16th-century Garde II listed traditional long house is the perfect winter retreat for family and friends at Christmas.

Decorative Christmas tree

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Classic Christmas tree

Country-style Christmas decorations in white and red sparkle next to the warm Christmas lights. Underneath the Christmas tree, beautifully-wrapped presents are stacked up, ready to open on Christmas day.

Get the look:

The tree decorations are selected from The Contemporary Home (opens in new tab)Jme Collection (opens in new tab) and Berry Red (opens in new tab). All giftwrap and ribbon came from Paperchase (opens in new tab).

Traditional living room 

living area with fireplace and blue sofa and cushions and wooden floor

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Cosy country living room

A traditional Christmas wreath creates an eye-catching focal point above the welcoming open fireplace. The chunky sofas are piled high with cushions to make this living room the perfect place to relax after dinner. Berry garlands add a festive touch to the tabletops.

Get the look:

The sofas came from The Conran Shop (opens in new tab) and the cushions are a mixture from from Tetrad (opens in new tab)John Lewis (opens in new tab) and Habitat (opens in new tab). The mirror came from The Leaping Hare at Wyken Vineyards (opens in new tab); the coffee table and ottoman are from Habitat (opens in new tab) and its cushion from Graham and Green (opens in new tab).

Festive dinning room 

dining area with dining table and chairs and beams and christmas tree

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Festive dining table

A large dining table is dressed for Christmas with red table linen and pine cones. Two matching candlebras form elegant centrepieces, while another large one hangs overhead adding to the warming candlelight. This extendable dining table is ideal for a large family feast.

Get the look:

The table came from Summerill & Bishop (opens in new tab) and the candelabra is from Parma Violet (opens in new tab). Head to Grand Illusions (opens in new tab) for these candle holders.

Elegant tablewear 

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Christmas craft tableware

These country craft-style star napkin rings, add a personal touch to the festive dining table, with a sprig of foliage adding greenery. Elegant tableware and cutlery are sure to make Christmas lunch extra special.

Get the look:

The small plate came from Lars Soendergaard (opens in new tab) and the cream plate from Boundary Mill Stores (opens in new tab). The napkins are from Walton & Co (opens in new tab), while the napkin rings are from Heal's (opens in new tab). Head to Sue Parkinson (opens in new tab) fo stylish cutlery like this.

Wooden kitchen

kitchen area with wooden cabinets and beams and white wall

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Green country kitchen

Chalky green kitchen units add a vibrant splash of colour to the white walls and exposed wooden beams. Christmas charm is added with chunky 'Noel' letters and foliage lined along the back wall. Snowflake bowls are set out on the kitchen table, ready for Christmas breakfast.

Get the look:

The units are painted in Reed II by Paint & Paper Library (opens in new tab). The Noel letters came from Velvet Brown (opens in new tab).

Charming bedroom 

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Christmas bedroom

The beautiful exposed beams in this bedroom give it such a cosy feel. A rattan headboard adds to the rustic charm, along with pretty bedlinen and fluffy brown pillows. A stocking and wreath hang either side of the bed for a subtle Christmas touch.

Get the look:

The bed and the table (painted in Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)’s Smoked Trout) came from Habitat (opens in new tab) and the bedlinen from Costco (opens in new tab). The stockings are from Retreat Home (opens in new tab) and flooring is from William Armes (opens in new tab). For a similar chair, try The Conran Shop (opens in new tab).

Statement bedroom storage 

bedroom with drawer units andd white wall and beams

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Elegant candlelight

This country-style painted chest is perfect for clearing away bedroom clutter. The unusual round mirror makes a statement against the white walls, while pretty tealight candles provide ambient lighting in this cosy bedroom.

Get the look:

The mirror came from Parma Violet (opens in new tab). Find similar candles at Grand Illusions (opens in new tab).

Rustic living room

room with armchair and side table and beams

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Cosy reading spot

This large snuggley chaise is ideal for a post-Christmas dinner nap, or to sink into a book during the afternoon. A tartan rug and textured cushions give it a rustic feel that suits its surroundings perfectly.

Get the look:

The chaise longue is from Habitat (opens in new tab), the cushion from John Lewis (opens in new tab), and the blanket from Melin Tregwynt (opens in new tab).

Scandinavian-style bedroom 

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Welcoming guest bedroom

This guest bedroom has an Alpine feel to it, with a Scandinavian-style snowflake rug adding warmth to the floor. Crisp white bedlinen is teamed with a warm grey throw, and socks and slippers are laid out to add to the welcoming feel.

Get the look:

For a similar bed, try Chic Shack (opens in new tab). The grey throw came from The White Company (opens in new tab) and the chest beside the bed from Grand Illusions (opens in new tab). The rug is from Parma Violet (opens in new tab) and the socks and slippers are from Toast (opens in new tab).

Feeling inspired? Take a tour around a festive modern country home and a festive contemporary home with our Christmas videos.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.