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Decorating your country house: how to create a cosy interior in country style

Surrounded by the chirp of cicadas, the tweet of birds and a quick rustle in the grass, the countryside is the place where time seems to stand still, in silence, in a dimension that is no longer past, that is not yet present.

Here, the frenzy of daily life calms down and everything turns into thrilling harmony, where to rediscover the enchantment of an authentic beauty, without frills

Starting from the house. 

In country interiors, interior design is inspired by the essence of the countryside, including the warmth of a crackling fireplace and the undeniable charm of natural materials. Stone, a silent master of the walls, joins ancient wood, transmitting stories of life and past. Country patterns and earthy colours are elegantly combined together, embracing furniture with timeless charm and handcrafted, genuine objects.

In this article we will discover the best ideas to embellish the interior design of a country house. Fabrics, paintings, pieces of furniture, small objects of design: brush strokes of style to transform every room into a unique tale, a kaleidoscope of emotions and sensations.

How to embellish your country house? Fabrics and patterns … of elegance!

Fabrics are undoubtedly a very important element to embellish a country house

Cushions, as soft as the clouds which dance in the wind, can give the interiors a romantic touch, delicately embracing the sun light which filters from the windows. 

The protagonists are natural fabrics of course, like linen and cotton

Coarse-weave fabrics, materic textures and warm colours inspired by the tones of the landscape (such as hazelnut, orange and cream) make these accessories, which have the task of visually connecting the interiors, the trait d'union of the whole house.

The extra touch? Cushions embellished by irregular borders or delicate fringes. They celebrate craftsmanship, they witness a past of love for manual labour and care for details, whose calculated imperfections reflect the authentic beauty of the countryside.

(Do you like to discover more ideas to decorate with textiles? Read our guide “How to put the cushions on the sofa”)

The paintings to decorate a country house

Paintings become very important when furnishing a classy country house: they are “windows beyond windows” opened to internal landscapes, where beauty blends into nature and becomes elegant poetry.

For decorating your country house with paintings, you’d better choose themes which represent the spirit of nature and of the countryside. Paintings which show moments of country life, golden fields with flowers moved by the wind, pastel tones which recall the colours of flowering meadows and of painted skies at dawn. 

You can mix different styles for an original touch. After all, the charm of the interior design in country style depends on the combination of old and contemporary elements: that idea of an art “suspended in time” that looks at the present but is inspired by the slow rhythms of the past.

Ideas to decorate the country house with furnishing objects with natural design

The furnishing objects for a country house conceal the charm of objects which seem to be created by nature itself. 

Lanterns which hold the warmth of the light, baskets woven like swallow’s nests, vases which contain the beauty of the countryside, photo frames for precious memories: mixing everything with taste and elegance is enough to create the cosiest buen retiro.

When choosing the accessories to furnish a country house, everything is without frills, and basic in its formal cleanness. Yet nothing is accidental, everything is conceived to provide the best (although simple) look.

How to create a country house? Little, impressive details

When designing a country house, air and light abound while furnishing objects are few, simple and basic. Yet, this does not mean giving up small pieces of furniture which can help us enhance interiors. 

The careful use of green, above all, is very important. 

Especially when plants are used in dynamic combinations, and not necessarily put on shelves next to the walls. 

When decorating a country house, everything is a hymn to simplicity and beauty. The importance of the spaces derives from the past they contain in every corner, in every element. And the furnishing objects have the task to convey this atmosphere through a warm, cosy interior design, where everything tells the story of “the way it used to be”.

This way, elegance is not ostentation, rather an authentic embrace between man and nature.

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