1 Classic armoire
Create a seamless effect by decorating the back of a classic armoire with wallpaper to match the room. The intricate yet airy design of flowers and scrolls is a perfect addition to an elegant white cabinet with sparkling glazed doors, fancy mouldings and handles.
2 Perfect positioning
Find a prime spot on the landing for an elegant glass-fronted cabinet so that spare bed linen is always in easy reach. Not only is it a great use of otherwise wasted space, it's also an opportunity to create a focal point featuring your favourite blue, white and pink country linens.
3 Blue linen cupboard
Upcycling is the way to a country look without splashing the cash. Take your pick of the brown furniture found in every junk shop and boot sale, and transform it with a coat of cool blue paint.
4 Decorative armoire
Beautiful quilts, eiderdowns and cushions, collected over the years and much loved, deserve a special home. Show them off in a magnificen glass-fronted armoire, painted in a soft country shade.
5 Shelf idea
Pretty as a picture, this shelf edging protects linens from catching on any rough edges.
Delicate pink crochet completes the zigzag border. Seek out vintage edgings or crochet your own, then stitch to a linen strip.
6 Bathroom linen cupboard
Vintage-style louvre doors have tons of retro appeal and they're practical, too, especially in a bathroom, allowing circulation of air and preventing these neatly rolled towels from becoming damp.
7 Cupboard love
It's the details that make a linen cupboard extra special. Customise yours with chicken wire doors, line shelves and the back with a bold wallpaper or fabric and print or hand draw labels so that all your linens know their place.
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Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.
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