Step inside an American folk inspired home gets country-style decorating ideas from a rustic American-folk-style home in the country.

Rustic country style is everywhere, even before you step inside. A red-painted door suits the fiery red brick exterior perfectly.

Get the look: Create your own culinary wreath to bring rustic charm to your front door.


front door halloween decoration

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pumpkin bicycle with scare crow

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A pumpkin scarecrow is propped up on the exterior window, setting the scene for Halloween.

Check out our how to carve a pumpkin video and top Halloween tips.


dining table with halloween decoration

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The dining table has been made out of an old door and a wooden bench has barrels of rustic charm. A white table runner, seat covers and cushions lighten up the otherwise dark scheme, while matching candlesticks and vintage accessories add character. A large stone bowl makes a perfect centrepiece to fill with seasonal items, or fruit and flowers all year round.

Get the look: The trough on the table came from Seaview Antiques. The mirror came from IKEA and was painted in Pigeon by Farrow & Ball.


halloween decoration for shelves

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Dressed for Halloween, this Shaker-style dresser is lined with carved pumpkins and Halloween accessories.

Check out our how to carve a pumpkin video and top Halloween tips.


kitchen decoration with pumpkin

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The fire surround in this kitchen is painted duck-egg blue to create a striking focal point around the country-style range cooker. White walls allow the original beams to take centre stage, while a light-wood butcher's block keeps the space light, as well providing an extra surface for baking.

Get the look: Try Farrow & Ball for a similar paint shade. The bird house and bird came from Bespoke Country and the range cooker is by Esse.


bedroom with white wall and pink bedsheet

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The patchwork cover on the bed continues the rustic country-cottage look and adds a splash of colour to the white walls and wooden beams. White painted floorboards are perfect for this style while vintage accessories add the perfect finishing touch to this bedroom.

Get the look: Find fabrics from Laura Ashley. The chest of drawers is painted in Farrow & Ball's Eating Room Red. The boxes came from Primitive Pumpkin.


rustic bathroom idea with bathtub

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The roll-top bath was in the cottage when the family moved in and was painted in a soft grey to smarten it up. The wooden beams, the American and vintage homespun fabrics, and the rustic accessories all help to create a cosy and relaxing scheme.

Get the look: For a soft grey paint shade, try Smoked Trout by Farrow & Ball.


brick wall fire place with arm chair

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American and vintage homespun fabrics are used to cover the armchair and create a cosy reading spot by the fireplace in this bedroom. The exposed brick of the back wall adds warmth and character to the scheme.

Love the homespun look? Check out our 5 cosy craft projects for autumn.

9/9 Country cottage

country cottage with halloween decoration

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The family’s 17th Century cottage is tucked away in the heart of the village. Red bricks, sash windows - and farmyard animals, of course - add to the New England-meets-Old England feel of this home.

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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.