How to bring refined English country style to your home for autumn
English country homes might be the epitome of autumn style. They’ve got a sense of refined charm, thanks to subtle luxe details, as well as a connection to nature – owing to their location and use of natural, local resources. Their pared-back yet cosy aesthetic is perfect for this time of year, so we’ve gathered some of our favourite pieces to help you recreate the look at home. English countryside charm, with a cool, modern appeal.
Stick to natural materials
The traditional English interior design style favours natural materials, especially wood and stone. So, to recreate this look, introduce plenty of wooden pieces into your home, whether in natural tones, or stained darker for a cosier, richer aesthetic. This light wood bar stool is ideal for creating an English cottage kitchen, while this modern, abstract wooden chair achieves the same look while giving it a contemporary edge. Then, pair larger wood furniture pieces with accessories in other natural materials, like this ceramic heart bowl.
Use pops of pattern and colour
There’s a playful side to the English interior design style, too – a cool contrast of patterned, colourful pieces with more refined or natural style choices. Achieve this fun juxtaposition with colourful accessories. We love this orange large ceramic bowl. Or, for a more subtle look, choose pared-back accessories like this blue and white ceramic fruit bowl.
Add luxe touches
The English country interior style’s got a refined, luxe feel – reflecting its origins in manor houses and countryside estates. An easy way to achieve this is with gilded or gold accents on richer toned pieces. This white and gold cup and saucer is simple yet effective – and a cost-effective design idea. While this green and gold table lamp has a gentlemen’s parlour feel while also helping bring light into darker spaces. For an elevated dining room look, we love this bentwood upholstered dining chair in dark wood and rich red tones.
Get the look: Thyme
You’ll find Thyme in a restored, historic Cotswolds manor house and farm. Their family business is inspired by a passion for the local land, food and entertaining. And their space blends a love of local heritage, natural beauty and conservation principles. Add this natural glamour to your own home with this woven straw placemat. Then pair it with bold pieces like this printed linen tablecloth and an optic wine glass for a cool contrast.
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