Michelle’s home is quite rustic in style and is packed with upcycled furniture and second-hand buys. This cool dining table was made with the help of a friend out of old scaffolding poles and boards. Turn a wall into a feature with an iconic print like Michelle’s map of the world and team with wooden furniture throughout the room to give it warmth.
Michelle found this gorgeous kitchen dresser in a second-hand shop and brought it back to life by painting it and waxing the wooden worktop. Give a country-style dresser added charm by hanging a garland over it or bunting would look great too – then use it to display your favourite accessories.
The blue curtains add a dash of colour to Michelle’s living room. An oversized floor lamp positioned over the sofa creates a perfect reading corner. Keeping a scheme neutral means you can easily change your look with colourful accessories for a low-cost revamp.
This quirky corner in Michelle’s kitchen has been given the style treatment, too. Get that rustic look with chopped logs ready for a warming fire in a traditional wooden basket. Look out for woodland inspired accessories like this cool stag’s head and seasonal flowers. The vintage style radiator is a lovely touch painted black.
The pretty wallpaper in Michelle’s bedroom adds a subtle reflective pattern. Give a neutral scheme warmth by adding textured accessories such as faux-fur rugs and cushions. A trunk at the end of a bed is perfect for storing bedding and throws.
Vintage-style suitcase piled up on a wardrobe or in a corner are great for storage. Use to pack away your bed linen or extra throws for the winter. Keeping them here rather than in the loft keeps them more accessible should you have unexpected guests.
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The damask wallpaper in Michelle’s spare bedroom gives it a luxurious feel. Don’t discard old furniture, simply sand down and paint a new colour like Michelle has done with her chest of drawers.
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Michelle’s bathroom has been given a traditional makeover with a roll-top bath. Team with traditional accessories, such as this French-style mirror and a simple second-hand wooden chair. The dark flooring helps to make a feature of the contrasting white fittings.
When Michelle first moved into her bungalow it was dated and in need of a makeover. She gave it a rustic look with second-hand and upcycled furniture and created an open-plan kitchen and dining area.