Quintessential English country house style can be hard to replicate. It is a look which is timeless, and can often be designed with the utmost grandeur or comfort. Old English country homes were recognized by the vast collection of collectables that formed the interior décor.
The classic country look has always been an inspired interior trend for many, and over the years it has been manipulated in many ways to form the basis of what we now call ‘Modern Country’. Nowadays, the younger generation seems to be taking a more contemporary approach to this design concept and is quite interesting to see how this particular design concept has progressed.
Currently, traditional color schemes which are generally associated with English country styles, such as pastel pinks and yellow shades combined with deep purples and reds form the basis of this trend. Subtle neutral colors may seem as though they are the safer option, however in order for this particular look to come together it is all about layering and optimizing on different materials and textures.
Creamy whites, coffee tone shades or those with a subtle touch of beige can help soften any space by making it feel more inviting. In addition, they work as a great base to layer chintz, rich fabrics and patterns.
Too often, the English country look can look anonymous unless it is styled with old fashioned ornaments, paintings and antiques. It has to be said, a true English eccentric is not afraid of colour or pattern when it comes to this style.
Like most contemporary designs, combining elements of new trends with old school ideas, such as country furnishing with natural materials often leads to a more individualistic look and feel to your space.