How you can have the country home interiors look
If you’re lucky enough to live in the countryside, your home may well reflect your rural surroundings. But you don’t have to have a house in a rural village or hamlet to enjoy a country-style interior.
Whether you have views of rolling fields or a bustling city centre, a few key pieces of furniture can give you that chic yet relaxed feel which makes the country furniture look so popular.
Conjuring up images of big family feasts, warm bread that’s just out of the oven and an endless supply of beautiful cakes, a country home interior is especially, well, at home in the kitchen.
And there’s no better way to get this trend right than with a rustic yet sturdy kitchen table.
The Compton dining table set with four slatted chairs is a great example.
With a hard-wearing wooden top, complemented by cream-painted legs, it offers an inviting place for everything from a chat with a friend over mid-morning coffee to Christmas dinner for all the family.
There’s room for everyone thanks to the extending dining table’s surface which can stretch to more than two metres. Both the table and chairs are built with solid oak frames, so they’re built to last too.
Not got enough space for an extending dining table? You can still copy the country home approach with a smaller round one.
This Cobham round dining table comes with four chairs and shows that it’s style not size that matters when it comes to creating a country home decor.
However, if you do have a crowd to feed, it has a clever butterfly leaf extension mechanism that enables it to seat up to six people.
The dining chairs themselves are also wonderfully comfortable, with upholstered seat cushions you can sink into and relax at any time of the day.
In the living room, a country home should have a sofa that’s inviting and comfortable.
The classic good looks of the Newport sofa, from the New England range, combined with its deep cushions set on zig-zag springs make it a perfect choice.
New England Newport Large Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa by Furniture Village
You can choose from rich linens, soft British wools or velvety fabrics but we particularly love the 12 different hand-distressed leather sofa finishes.
All of them have a lived-in effect and the warm atmosphere that a country home exudes.
Dressers are another classic piece of country furniture and one which will work equally well in a living room, dining room, hallway or kitchen.
Incredibly useful and versatile, they can be used for everything from tidying away paperwork to displaying your crockery and glassware.
The Arles sideboard is an elegant choice with so much practical space you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Arles Small 2 Door Sideboard Dresser with Glazed Hutch in Off White by Furniture Village
To get a true country home to be proud of, don’t neglect those finishing touches.
The Emlyn table lamp has a rustic appearance and if it wasn’t for its modern touches like the handy switch on the cable, it could be mistaken for an heirloom or put on display in a grand country estate.
Emlyn Table Lamp in a silver gold finish by Furniture Villagte
In addition, this Arabic cream clock adds a focal point to any bare wall and is a nice throwback to an analogue age before we all started checking our mobile phones for the time.
Arabic 'London' Cream Clock by Furniture Village
If you like the chintzy style that a country home has, but don’t want to commit to busy wallpaper or curtains, try a patterned rug instead.
The Peacock round wool rug is charming but has a modern edge.
Peacock Round Wool Rug by Furniture Village
Take inspiration from our top picks now and you’ll soon have a country home of your own, wherever you live.