A touch of the countryside can be brought to any home. Whether you live out in the country, on in a more urban setting, the beauty of interior design is that you can craft your space to be exactly what you want it to be. With the calming and cosy nature of country decor, you can imbue your home with a personal charm that welcomes you through the front door every time you turn the key. Here’s just a few ways that you can make your home feel a little more rural:
1. The family kitchen
Nowhere does the kitchen feel more the heart of the home than in the country. Celebrate it by highlighting features, such as large rustic mason jars for your pasta, a thick wood slab cutting block, or a vintage-style fridge-freezer. All these make great ways to decorate your kitchen without spending a fortune or compromising on the preparation areas.
2. Eggshell finishes
Your choice of paint says a lot about the style you are working on, and when it comes to the country nothing, understated matt finishes say it all. From tables and kitchen chairs to mirror frames and photo frames, it can add a dash of authenticity to any room.
3. Wooden flooring
A wooden floor is something that, when done right, can really become the centrepiece of any room. Rather than installing glossy laminate flooring, taking up your carpet and making a feature of what lies underneath is a great way of adding that country feel to your home. Be sure to sand down and treat your floorboards with several coats of stain to bring out the individuality of every knot and grain.
4. Get creative
Visiting an antiques fair or handmade goods shop is a great way of getting inspiration. Perhaps you could use a wicker hand basket to store your spare toilet roll? Hand-cut slate for your own unique set of coasters and table mats? Or even just add a few pieces of brass from times gone by throughout the home. It all helps add to that cosy and homely feel that’s indicative of country living.