With Modern Classic as one of the top interior design trends for SS15, it’s no wonder that country style decor is coming back into style. Think wooden furniture with plaid or floral print textiles as an introduction to playing with patterns. Bringing back the style of a simpler life, a countryside cottage style bedroom is easily customisable to stay light and airy in the summer and warm and cozy in the autumn and winter.
Obviously the focal point of a bedroom, a comfy and stylish bed will form the core of your country cottage room – so think big. A beautiful wooden bed frame is a sturdier and more durable investment than a metal frame, and is a fresh natural base upon which you can build up textures with soft textiles. Complete this section of the room by choosing bedding in mixed yet coordinating prints, layering blankets and cushions to your comfort level.
In lieu of a full dressing room as in the days of yore, add what little touches you can to blend your wardrobe and dressing area into the room. Match your bed to a solid wooden wardrobe and chest of drawers, either in an antique or modern cut, for a country vibe without being too ‘log cabin’. Add a full-length mirror, placed where it strikes natural light for practicality. If you have the space, a vintage dressing screen is a cute way to add in some extra wooden textures and add some decor, especially if you are limited with changing the wall colours.
A country cottage design scheme is a great chance to be bold with colours if you’ve been put off before, and mattern mixing is a really integral element – it is all supposed to look homemade. A base of white is a great neutral scheme if you are a little wary, and you can add pastel furnishings as a pop of colour to get started. If you’re feeling more adventurous, bright citrus colours like lemon yellow and lime green bring sunshine into the room. Mix and match with different sized prints, keeping one colour as a constant in all pieces.
For your perfect little cottage room, don’t forget the final finishing touches to your decor. Paintings of countryside views or flowers are an elegant nostalgic touch to brighten up any plain wall. If you have smaller photographs, art prints, or mirrors, be sure to frame them in either a straight wooden frame or a more ornate white to add a vintage touch to them. Add a textured rug to soften up a hard floor, and you’re in the countryside already.