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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.
1/10 A 1900s cottage in Hertfordshire
2/10 White kitchen-diner with red and white tableware
The kitchen-diner is the heart of Rebecca's home. The chunky wooden dining set and cream cabinets give the space a lovely warm feel perfect for Christmas. Pick out red accessories and decorations for a traditional country look.
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3/10 Shaker-style kitchen with red range cooker
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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4/10 Christmas dining room with Scandi-style table setting
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.
5/10 Neutral living room with festive decorations
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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6/10 Festive living room with Christmas presents
7/10 Living room corner with Christmas card display
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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8/10 Pale grey bedroom with faux fur throw
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.
9/10 White children’s bedroom with built-in shelves
10/10 Monochrome guest bedroom with picture wall
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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Amy Hodge has been working on interiors magazines for over 11 years. She's a freelance writer and sub editor who has worked for some of the UK's leading interiors magazines including Ideal Home, Style at Home and Country Homes & Interiors. She started at Style at Home just after it launched as food editor and is now chief sub editor for Ideal Home, Style at Home and Country Homes & Interiors.
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