Step inside this modern country home in Cornwall

Take a tour around this seaside home in Cornwall, as featured in Country Homes & Interiors magazine. For more house tours and decorating ideas, go to

The semi-detached cottage was built in the late 1800s and is situated in an idyllic Cornish fishing port. The house looks out onto a stunning seascape, and an outdoor seating area has been created at the front to enjoy the view.

1/10 An idyllic seaside home

house exterior

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

2/10 Country hallway with tiled floor

hallway with wooden table with storage rack and drawer

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This hallway is
light, bright and classic. Create a handy place to keep shoes with a
double shelved country-style console table that incorporates wicker
baskets for extra storage. Add a large wall mirror to maximise the light
and make the space seem larger. Use classic traditional-style tiles for
a practical and easy-to-maintain decorative floor.

Console table
The Country Home
TK Maxx

3/10 Coastal living room with statement cushions

living area with wooden flooring and sofa set

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This living room is calming and understated with eye-catching pops of maritime blues. Introduce a subtle seaside look with deckchair stripes and coastal-themed fabrics. Make the most of views with a windowseat built into a bay window and comfy up with cushions. Introduce a blanket box as a coffee table and to provide storage for books and magazines - choose natural wood to bring warmth to the scheme.

Lloyd Loom of Spalding
Beach hut cushion
John Lewis

4/10 Neutral kitchen with feature plate rack

kitchen with cream coloured cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This kitchen is
timeless, elegant and easy-on-the-eye. Create a feature near the sink
with a plate rack painted in a pretty shade such as duck egg blue.
Choose practical wooden work surfaces for an archetypal country look.
Bring in accent shades and add a nostalgic twist with colourful cookware
and pastel enamel pans.

Plate rack
Willow & Stone
Splashback tiles

5/10 Country dining room with blue glassware

dining room with wooden flooring and dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This dining room
is the epitome of country with a homely, informal and welcoming feel.
Use a cabinet with glazed doors to display pretty glassware. Mix and
match painted and natural wood Windsor chairs to give a modern twist to a
country classic. Make the most of nooks and crannies by building
bookshelves into an alcove and allow plenty of shelf space for mood

Blind fabric
Laura Ashley

6/10 New England-style bedroom with heart wall art

bedroom with double bed with cushions and window seating

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This main bedroom is
airy and stylish with a New England feel. Choose crisp white bedlinen to
accentuate the light and bright feel. Frame a bay window and window
seat with tongue-and-groove panelling to create an East Coast look. Add
linen Roman blinds to accentuate the casual coastal feel.

Floral cushions
Ernest and Matilda

7/10 Pastel guest bedroom with iron bed

bedroom with windowsill with lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This guest bedroom is
pretty, feminine and nostalgic. Use a dormitory style iron bed to
create a classic country look. Add a ditsy floral quilt for a vintage
touch and position a period-style wall lamp over the bed to enhance the
traditional feel and allow for bedtime reading.

Similar bed
Feather & Black

8/10 White guest bedroom with nautical theme

bedroom with white wall

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This guest bedroom is
jaunty, nautical and quirky. In a compact space, use a day bed with
spacious under-drawers to provide handy storage. Paint walls in pale
shades to make a small room seem larger. Accessorise with
maritime-themed knick-knacks for a coastal feel.

Similar daybed
The Whistlefish Gallery

9/10 Grey bathroom with roll-top bath

bathroom with white bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This bathroom is
classic, chic and tasteful. Accentuate tongue-and-groove panelling with a
striped window dressing.  Use on-trend grey on both walls and floors
for a modern feel. Add a luxurious touch with a roll-top bath for
sumptuous bathing.

Blind fabric
Ralph Lauren

10/10 Outdoor dining area with bee motif table cloth

outdoor dining area with bee motif table cloth and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Polly Eltes)

This outdoor dining space is rustic, informal and stylish. Soften a
cross-leg table with a dainty motif tablecloth. Keep the look informal
with throws and cushions on garden benches. Install an open fire for chilly evenings.

Table and benches
Similar cushions
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