A crackling wood-burning fire, the view of cherry blossoms through the window, green waxed jackets and wellies by the doorway. These are the pictures that spring to mind when we think of country rustic. A trend that emerged from rural farming life, country rustic is all about embracing the outdoors and making your space feel cosy in a relaxed, unpolished way. Here’s how to transform your living room into a homely rustic retreat.
1. Statement chair
An ornate winged-back chair is a definite farmhouse staple. A deep-cushioned seat will create an inviting space for relaxing with a hot cup of tea and your favourite book. Layer with a soft check throw to make it extra inviting.
2. Woody textures
A country rustic living room wouldn’t be complete without earthy textures. Go for a distressed wood with authentic grain markings to evoke that laid-back farmhouse feel. Pine is a good choice for conjuring up warmth and cosiness.
3. Floral prints
Ditsy floral prints are also a must-have ingredient in a country rustic setting – think of those gorgeous wild flower meadows you’d find deep within the great British countryside. Create an eye-catching focal point with botanical curtains or a pretty floral lampshade.
4. Add the finishing touches
Raw materials such as glass and wicker are great for creating that rough and ready look. A woven basket will provide handy storage for your magazine collection. Team with decorative candles for a soothing ambience.
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For more country interior inspiration, read our article on combining rustic with boho.