24-Country-escape

Create your own country escape

You don’t need rolling hills or allotments to enjoy a taste of the good life. Natural textures and bold motifs bring countryside charm to any home.

Bright blue skies, long sunny days and clusters of daffodils can mean only one thing – spring is here. So if you’ve come over all Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, combine natural woods, fruit and vegetable motifs and warm shades to create a farmers’-market-feel in your own home.

Au natural homewares

Rough-hewn textures

Wicker and natural wood pieces are an ideal way to give your home a stylish rustic feel. This can work in any room of the house, from wicker storage baskets in the bedroom to wooden ornaments in the kitchen.

1. White Wash Wooden Shelved House, £35 | 2. Set of 3 Rush Weave Baskets, £10
3 Woven String Hanging Heart Small, £3 | 4. Wooden Heart Memo Blackboard, £15

Eartjy tones homeware

The simple things

Use warm, natural materials such as terracotta interspersed with bright, fun fruit and vegetable motifs to create a timeless look that speaks of the simple things in life. Works particularly well for big family get-togethers around the dining room.

Get gardening

The great outdoors

Whether you’ve an acre of land or a petite patio, nothing says ‘making the most of spring’ like getting your hands dirty. If you’re not quite ready for some hardy shovelling, start with simple ceramic planters. An easy way to get green-fingered, and they look great once bright red strawberries are poking out.

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