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Use Country Fabrics to Soften your Kitchen Scheme
Soft furnishings don’t tend to be the priority when designing a kitchen, but if you choose wisely, they can lift a scheme and add real character. If the hub of your country home is the kitchen, think about how you can use country fabrics to accessorise your room.
For a simple, budget-friendly update, add gingham seat pads to the chairs around your kitchen table, creating a welcoming space for family and friends to congregate.
Dressing your windows in a fun printed fabric will add colour to your scheme and help you regulate the room temperature too. Try a roman blind in a contemporary country fabric like Tabitha, or for a feminine, relaxed feel hang a short curtain in a floral print, such as Clarisse.
If you’re lucky enough to have French doors leading out onto a garden or patio, floor-length curtains in a country check hung on a wooden pole would make a wonderful feature. And pick out accent colours from your fabric for mugs, vintage-style vases and tea towels too.
Create a Cosy Country Living Room
When you’re planning a country living room, soft furnishings are key. From sofas to rugs and curtains to blinds, there are plenty of opportunities to add interest to your scheme.
Our popular plaid fabrics are perfect for a creating a cosy living room. Use as an upholstery fabric on a statement chair or sofa and complement with cushions such as Angus, a fun country cushion with a highland cow design.
For window treatments, a linen striped curtain fabric looks fantastic hung on a chunky pole. If stripes aren’t your thing, stick with the linen look but keep it plain. Country florals and animal prints also look beautiful as a living room curtain fabric. Or for a timeless look, choose one of our stunning Voyage country fabrics.
Whether you have an open fire or a wood burner, accessorise with a natural wooden coffee table and a pile of woollen throws – a must for getting that authentic country feel.
Go Rustic in your Bathroom
Country bathrooms are traditionally feminine and floral, with roman blinds in floral printed fabric and sometimes even matching floral wallpaper. But if this style isn’t for you, then simplify the scheme.
Create a rustic feel with wooden floorboards and a roll-top bath, and accessorise with wicker baskets and an old painted ladder as a towel rack. Complement your scheme with roman blinds in a plain fabric, such as Arielli, or a check.