Scandi style isn’t all about modern looks and clean lines. Vintage pieces have their place, too, as does Gustavian furniture, which is very close to French-style furniture in design. The distressed finish of the dresser gives it a contemporary feel...
The sense of flow in this hallway is greatly enhanced by the open space under the staircase. Instead of a cupboard door, a Gustvian-style table has been tucked in neatly and used to create an attractive display...
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Put together a thoroughly traditional scheme with beautifully grained wooden dining furniture, classic artworks and ornate wall sconces. Red walls will encourage a vibrant and lively atmosphere among guests. White wood panelling below the dado rail keeps the space bright...
The generous proportions of this room mean there’s plenty of space for a dining area. Great for sociable gatherings, the open-plan kitchen-diner also benefits from large French doors that open out into the garden – ideal for family life and hosting parties alike...
With a beautiful bed like this, a bedroom needs little more to turn it into a luxurious haven. A large glass chandelier adds to the decadent feel and harks back to an era gone by. Hanging on the wall is a pretty twig wreath, which gives a contemporary touch...
Grey walls are so versatile in a bedroom. They will go with any colour of wood, whether it’s highly varnished or distressed like the bedside table and French-style bed in this scheme. Neutral accessories and pastel colours will look great, too, if you want to create a soft, feminine feel...
The finishing touches in a bedroom make all the difference to how a scheme looks. In this neutral space, the decorative armchair, cushions, rugs and star wall decoration all play a big part in creating a homely atmosphere. Lettering adds a personal touch, too...
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Go for a grey and white colour scheme to create the relaxed look of Scandinavian interior style. Choose colours in earthy tones, fabrics in natural materials such as linen, and place the emphasis on solid, good-quality furniture, and you’ll be on the right track...
Take a modern approach to decorating a country kitchen with a grey and white palette commonly found in Scandinavian decor. Natural materials, such as the granite and wood worktops, tie in perfectly with this Nordic take on the scheme...
Be inspired by the classic country touches in this beautifully renovated, rustic cottage in the rural English countryside in Derbyshire...

Step pinside this cosy country cottage in rural Derbyshire

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Refresh your living room by introducing pattern based on nature’s silhouettes, such as leaf and seed head shapes. Here a country palette of pollen and sulphur shades on the elegant window dressings is combined with clay grey accessories for a modern country look...
Still in retreat and hibernate mode..? Why not rest-up with snugly cottons & textural weaves in misty skyscrape greys... Add in melted honey accents for a soul warming palette to get you through this frosty Feb...
Combine plum, damson and blackberry shades for a gorgeous country bedroom scheme. Paint walls in a soft pink as a gentle backdrop to a bed layered with bold botanical printed cushions and throws. Pared-down bedlinen in pale pink and grey allows the bold florals to take centre stage...
In a traditional kitchen, consider opening up the chimney breast to create a recess for your range cooker. Here white brick tiles have been used as a backdrop and an elegant wooden over-mantel shelf frames the stove. This kitchen with high ceilings and ornate coving looks beautiful with classic off-white cabinetry...
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A touch of spring | Country Days

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Make the bed the focal point of your bedroom. This antique carved bed is dressed with sumptuous bedlinen and cushions in crisp white and grey, while the rich wood tones of the ornate bed and chest of drawers add warmth. Dove grey walls and a white chandelier complement the architectural features of the room...
If walls could talk, this updated Tudor Inn - now a warm and welcoming family home - could certainly tell some interesting tales. Step inside...

Take a tour of this historic Grade II-listed house in Warwickshire

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Layer up the bed with gorgeous colourful and patterned bed covers to create a country-style sanctuary in your bedroom. A faded floral wallpaper gives this bedroom a soft backdrop to a rattan bed dressed with blankets and cushions in warm red and blues with a paisley pattern...