The idyllic country home dates from the 1930s and has a glazed patio that overlooks beautiful scenery including rolling hills and the nearby creek.
This hallway is
elegant, muted and filled with light. Open up staircases to create a
spacious feel. Paint wooden floors in pale colours and incorporate a
diamond pattern for a classic Swedish look. Attach coat hooks beneath
the stairs in addition to a pretty wooden shelf rack with hooks for
plenty of practical storage. Quirky objects, such as the oars shown
here, add a punch of personality.
3/9 Living room
This living room
is cosy, comfortable and has a distinctive Swedish feel. Hang pictures
in groups to create an interesting display. Create an eclectic look by
mixing and matching patterned fabrics in toning shades. Introduce warmth
with vintage mellow wooden furniture with a timeworn feel - hunt it out
in junk shops or car-boot sales.
This kitchen is
fresh, classic and has plenty of practical storage. Use pretty tiles to
create an eyecatching splashback. Choose a black range cooker to add
definition in a pale scheme and team with granite worktops. Introduce an
island for extra storage and preparation space and top with a wooden
worksurface to add warmth and tone with wooden flooring.
5/9 Dining room
This dining room
is pretty, airy and awash with pastels. Follow mix and match country
style by teaming antique and painted chairs for an informal feel. Add an
inviting window seat and pile high with plumped up cushions for
comfort. Draw the eye to the windows with elegant floor-length curtains
with a bobble trim to complete the decorative effect.
6/9 Main bedroom
This main bedroom is
elegant and stylish and decorated in a favourite country colour, duck
egg blue. For a calm and cohesive look, stick to one colour and use
varying tones of it on walls, floors and soft furnishings. Choose crisp
white bedlinen with hand-embroidered details and lace edging to add
country character. Use vintage blanket boxes and chests for a timeworn
feel and to provide a place to store bedlinen.
7/9 Guest bedroom
This guest bedroom is
cosy and welcoming with a period feel. Create warmth with a palette
that includes heathery tones and mossy shades and layer up the bed with
quilts, throws and cushions for extra comfort. Choose tongue and groove
panelling and wooden floorboards and paint in a neutral shade for a
Scandinavian feel. Pick dainty floral sprig curtains to give a nostalgic
feel to cottage-style windows.
8/9 Guest bedroom with twin beds
This guest bedroom is
simple, homely and the epitome of cottage style. Soften the lines of an
iron bed with valances. Mix checked and striped fabrics for a classic
feel and keep walls and floors white to maximise the light and create an
airy look. Stick to a simple decorating scheme that will be suitable no
matter who your guest might be.
This en-suite bathroom
is feminine, nostalgic and timeless. Use a floor-length door curtain in
classic country faded florals for privacy. Choose a cast iron roll top
bath so you can paint the exterior to match your scheme. Arrange a
cluster of posies on a windowsill to help bring the outside in.
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