Countryside chic is particularly big in the world of interior design right now. Don’t worry, it’s not chicken prints and garish colours, contemporary countryside chic is a mix of traditional warmth and modern minimalism and the good news is that it’s relatively easy to get the look without too much effort.
If you’re aiming for a touch of countryside chic in your home, here are a few tips to help.
1. Wicker, wicker everywhere…
Well maybe not everywhere, but wicker adds a definite level of rural charm to the proceedings. In the kitchen, warmly coloured woven wicker baskets provide a place in which to store everything from kitchen pans and utensils to seasonal veg. They can be placed on surfaces, shelves and in cubby-holes for maximum effect.
2. Introduce a little pattern – but not too much
Unlike the rural stylings of yesteryear in a modern country kitchen you can have too much chintz. Introducing just a little pattern or colour here and there helps to warm up your neutral colours without going overboard. The good news here is that almost any colour looks sublime, from bright cerise gingham fabric to washed-out turquoise hues. Think ribbons, cushions and wall art but remember, a little goes a long way.
3. Invest in quality furniture
If you’re going to spend your money somewhere make sure it’s on your furniture. Chunky quality wooden furniture will always be in style and it’s especially important to invest more in well used items such as your dining table and chairs, which can be easily knocked. You can find a range of quality countryside chic furniture at Multiyork.co.uk.
A beautiful home in a modern countryside style will never go out of fashion. Plus, by investing in neutrally coloured, quality long-lasting items ensures you are able to update your home with a splash of colour whenever you fancy a change.