You know you love country style when…

7 tell-tale signs that the rustic lived-in look is your décor of choice

1. You decant all your dried goods into rustic glass jars

kitchen staples in glass jars arranged in kitchen trolley

(Image credit: future PLC/Andrew Woods)

Yes it's practical, but be honest, it's mainly for pretty display purposes isn't it? Nothing makes you happier than row upon row of gleaming Kilner jars filled with kitchen staples, all neatly lined up on open shelving.

2. You dream of a beautiful boot room

boot room arranged with wooden materials like wooden basket on separate rack, wooden hat on drawer wooden bags etc.

(Image credit: future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Forget over-the-top extensions and heated pools, a well-organised boot room is top of your wish list, complete with built-in storage for just-out-of-the-rain coats and muddy wellies.

3. You invest in the ultimate country range cooker

With a modern country range cooker and a wooden chair in the kitchen

(Image credit: future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Warm, friendly and oh-so-welcoming, your Aga is pretty much part of the family. In fact if you had to pick between your husband and good old ‘Aggie' it would be a tough call...

4. You hoard baskets

Things are arranged in a wooden basket on a table rack

(Image credit: Polly Eltes)

Toys, clothes, magazines... any excuse for a basket. With their rustic, homespun feel they're your storage solution of choice. There's no such thing as too many; willow, wicker, seagrass... you want – sorry, need – them all.

5. Distressing makes you happy

Cabinet with dining set

(Image credit: Country Homes & Interiors)

What's so great about perfect paintwork? You much prefer furniture that's seen something of life. Whether it's a battered old trunk or a weathered wood dresser, a bit of wear and tear is all part of the charm.

6. You fall for florals everytime

white walled living area with sofa pillows and cushions curtain and flower vase

(Image credit: future PLC/David Brittain)

Whether it's blowsy garden blooms on your wallpaper and curtains or a ditsy meadow print on your sofa cushions and throws, you can't resist a country floral when it comes to picking patterns. Bringing the outside in is what it's all about, after all.

7. Your family includes a dog

The pet dog sits on the pooch pad at the corner of the room

(Image credit: future PLC/Polly Eltes)
Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.