When owner Rebecca first moved into this beautiful 1900s cottage, she painted each room white. Over time she’s given it personality with stylish furniture and homely accessories to turn it into a lovely family home.
Rebecca’s kitchen revamp was one of the biggest jobs that needed doing in the house but it was worth the effort. The red range cooker gives the room warmth and really stands out against the cream kitchen units. Choose a Shaker-style kitchen for a classic country vibe and pick accessories with a pop of colour to add impact.
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This Scandi-style theme for Rebecca’s Christmas dining room looks great against her warm wood table. Treat yourself to something new for your Christmas table every year, whether it’s a set of beautiful new wine glasses or a pretty cake stand to show off a fancy pud.
When Rebecca first moved into the cottage she whitewashed all the walls to give a blank canvas but, after living with it for a while, she found it suited most of the rooms and was in keeping with the age of the house. An open fire can create a lovely cosy feel, especially in the winter months. Create a pretty display on a mantelpiece with traditional festive decorations and use a vintage-style trunk to store throws and blankets.
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Rebecca wrapped her Christmas presents in classic brown wrapping paper and finished them off with pretty ribbon. Invest in a couple of new Christmas deocrations for your scheme every year and gradually build up your collection. If you’re using brown paper to wrap your presents this Christmas, why not personalise each gift using a stamp or washi tape in a fun design?
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A sideboard is the perfect place to create a pretty Christmas display like Rebecca’s. Create a focal point on the wall above with a pretty Christmas card holder. Make your own using ribbon and washi tape and use mini pegs to hang up your cards. Then, lay a pretty garland across the top of your sideboard to finish off the look.
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Rebecca has given her bedroom a cosy vibe with a faux-fur throw, which she has layered up on the bed with other throws and cushions. Pop a blanket box at the end of your bed and use to store clean bedding and extra throws for chilly nights. Create a sense of space in a compact bedroom with pale walls and a metal bed frame.
In Rebecca’s daughter’s bedroom the scheme has been kept white so she doesn’t outgrow the look too quickly. To give it personality, Rebecca went for a bright and funky blind and colourful cushions on the bed. Create an easy storage solution in an alcove with some built-in shelving and use them to display your children’s favourite things. Pick a bed with storage underneath or one that you can easily slide boxes under to hide away clutter.
Rebecca’s guest bedroom also doubles up as a study the monochrome scheme makes a striking impact. Display family photos in a group on a wall for a homely focal point and include a sofa bed or day bed in your guest room so the space can be used as an area to relax in, too
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