Take a look at this eccentric and nostalgic country cottage

For eccentric and individual decorating inspiration, step inside this farmhouse. Take a tour of this eccentric Hampshire farmhouse cottage where even the clutter is perfectly co-ordinated.

1/12 Country porch

white house with red roof and plants outside

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2/12 English living room

living room with white wall white window with curtain chairs and frame on wall

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Wall colours and carpets are kept plain and simple in this living room, in order to offset the busy fabrics found around the room.  A side table with treasured photos and trinkets sits beneath an antique ancestral painting.

For a similar colour scheme, head to Sanderson for paints.  The striped dusky red curtain fabric was sourced from Kate Foreman Designs.

3/12 Eclectic dining room

dinning room with cream colour wall white dinning table with chairs frames on wall

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Light floods through the deep original windows, onto an Edwardian reproduction dining table.  Clusters of photo frames fill the walls, whilst handmade lampshades adorn decorative side tables.

For similar furniture, head to The French House.

4/12 Mix & Match kitchen

dinning room and kitchen with dinning and chairs and red cabinet

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Mix-and-match floral fabrics in similar tones help tie this kitchen together, with accents of red and pink added to the cabinetry and accessories to enhance the vintage feel.  Rustic wooden worktops and rattan chairs help to balance out the look.

Similar fabrics can be found at Laura Ashley,. For rattan chairs, head to Lloyd Loom.

5/12 Childs bedroom

kids bedroom with grey wall bed white shelve books and toys

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A large shelving unit, helps to keep the kids' room clutter-free, and makes a great space to display favourite toys and books. Mixing up patterns adds a youthful twist to the bedlinen.

For a wide variety of fabrics, head to Cath Kidston and Kate Forman Design.

6/12 Washroom

washroom with pink wall white chair shelf window

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Floor length patterned curtains falling onto stained white floorboards, adds drama and volume to a small window in the dressing room.  In a small area like this, using the same floral pattern  keeps the room from looking overcrowded.

For lots of soft furnishings in traditional and modern designs, go to Chelsea Textiles.

7/12 Utility room

utility room with white counter wall shelf plates and pots

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Simple floral-lined shelving stretch the length of the walls in this Utility room, creating useable storage, and a perfect place to display stacks of mix-and-match china and tableware.  Paisley and floral prints sit with plain coloured ceramics for a pretty and unique collection.

For similar tableware, head to Two's Company.

8/12 Country bedroom

bedroom with blue wall wooden with white designed cushion lamps

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This French bed, with its decorative canopy and intricate headboard, creates a focal point for the room. Plain walls and minimal accessories keep the bedroom calm and relaxed.

This bed was sourced at Decorative Antiques, and for a similar wall colour, look to Dulux.

9/12 Country kids bedroom

bedroom with grey wall bed with white cushion white drawers and curtains

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A simple colour scheme is livened up with bright accessories and soft furnishings in this children's bedroom.  A bright red throw hangs behind the bed for an alternative headboard.  Classic wooden toys sit on top of a rustic chest of drawers continuing the traditional country feel.

For similar furniture, take a look at The French House, and to get the vintage look, mix it up with fabrics from Cath Kidston.

10/12 Country guest bedroom

bedroom with pink wall and bed with red bedding

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This decorative wrought-iron headboard creates an impressive focal point against the pale pink walls in this guest bedroom.  A floral canopy frames the metal headboard, and wall-mounted candelabras keep the look delicate and vintage-inspired.

For similar lighting take a look at Bella Figura, and team with paint and papers from Sanderson.

11/12 Country bathroom

bathroom with pink wall wash basin mirror and flower pot stand

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Jonathan Green)

The bathroom is given a vintage twist by adding a floral curtain around the sink, and is complemented by a dusky pink colour scheme.  Unusual furniture and accessories finish off the eclectic look.

For similar paint colours and many more, head to Papers and Paints, and for this vintage-inspired fabric go to Laura Ashley.

12/12 Country dessing table

dressing room with blue wall dressing table chair and frame on wall

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A pretty dressing area is created in the bedroom, with a simple tablecover and matching table lamps.  Delicate drawings in simple frames tied with velvet ribbon add a feminine and delicate touch.

For lots of ribbons and trimmings, go to VV Rouleaux, and for quaint home accessories, look at DWCD.

Looking for more house tours? Step inside a rock'n'roll Edwardian mansion and an eclectic Victorian villa.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.