How to Decorate a Country-Style Home

When designing your home, the trend is leaning towards a modern country style. Start creating that country style in your home with this comprehensive range of Manchester Warehouse bedding and accessories. The modern country style home has evolved from the rustic look of farmhouse furniture, knitted tea cosies and traditional florals.

 

What does a modern country style home look like?

Modern country style décor is characterised by a cosy and casual decorating style that gives that feeling of simple country life. Its colour palette is bright colours and pastels that combine such design elements as second-hand accessories and vintage wares.

Country can range from artfully incorporating luxury suites with soft linen looks, to having a seasonal garden feel, with the sophisticated and relaxed style associated with The Hamptons.

The real key with a country style is to achieve the right balance for your property, location, home, and room.

You want to blend the old with the new, the contemporary with the traditional—and you want the traditional without being kitsch. You want the contemporary aspect to avoid looking overly sleek or modern.

The country style is really about creating a space you love to spend time in. And a space you’re happy to entertain guests regularly in.


How do you style a modern country home?

When creating the country style to suit you and your home, there is quite a range of options available to you. From traditional, authentic, regional to modern country, the exact look will depend on your home, your property, and the room you are styling. So, when it comes to the country look, there are some things to consider before you start decorating:

1. Where your house or property is located

2. The style of your home

3. The room you’re looking to decorate

4. The colour of the walls

5. The type of flooring

6. What type of bed do you have

7. Furniture type

8. The lighting in your home


The style of your house, the type of flooring, and the colour of your walls will play a role in which type of country décor will best fit in. For example, if your walls are neutral colours, you can add personality to the room with contrasting furniture or accessories.

The type of bed and furniture you have will determine the most suitable linens and accessories to give your room that real country-style feel. A big part of the country looks is patterns. Patterned bedding, cushions, and so on help to give country its personality.

And where your property is located is important as homes in a colder climate can require different décor, furnishings, and linen than homes in warmer climes.


1. The Seasonal Garden

The floral country look is great for making your home reflect the season you are in.

Country bedding with floral designs is all about bright colours and pastels with botanical themes that create a country style look in your bedroom. The right quilt cover set, cushions, pillow cases, coverlets, and bedspread can give your home that country-style feel you’re aiming at.


 

 


A range of brands and styles, to help your home fall into Autumn effortlessly.


Best of all, there are different floral looks to suit different seasons, enabling you to keep your bedroom looking fresh and on-point every season. For example, during spring, you want to decorate warm neutral shades of cream, light grey, beige, and ivory to complement spring colours.

Our Most Popular Florals

Bindi European Pillowcase Multi
Logan And Mason Lifestyle
Bindi European Pillowcase Multi
$29.99 $26.99
Australiana Quilt Cover Set Range White
Australiana Quilt Cover Set Range White
Bianca
Australiana Quilt Cover Set Range White
$299.99 $224.99
Fergie Quilt Cover Set Range Peony
Fergie Quilt Cover Set Range Peony
Linen House Lifestyle
Fergie Quilt Cover Set Range Peony
$199.99 $149.99
Paradise Quilt Cover Set Range
Paradise Quilt Cover Set Range
Bambury
Paradise Quilt Cover Set Range
$149.99 $114.99
2. The Hamptons Haven

The Hamptons Country look is a fusion of the Hamptons style with the charm of the Australian country design. Think bright and breezy interiors with cool, sophisticated and classic designs.



The colour scheme is usually off-whites and chic blues, but more specifically, you’re looking at warm beiges, soft whites, and cobalt and aqua blues that will work well together. Also: charcoal hues can work beautifully with vibrant coral colours.



To give it that country feel, you want to add patterns and give the room a cosy, homely feel with the right choice of décor and furnishings that go well with the Hamptons style.

Our Most Popular Hamptons

Chambray Fringe Quilt Cover Range Mineral
Chambray Fringe Quilt Cover Range Mineral
Aura
Chambray Fringe Quilt Cover Range Mineral
$229.99 $209.99
Cayman Quilt Cover Set Range Blue
Cayman Quilt Cover Set Range Blue
Bianca
Cayman Quilt Cover Set Range Blue
$239.99 $179.99
Temple Organic Cotton Quilt Cover Set Range Snow
Temple Organic Cotton Quilt Cover Set Range Snow
Bambury
Temple Organic Cotton Quilt Cover Set Range Snow
$79.99 $69.99
Nimes Linen Queen to King Coverlet Nightfall
Nimes Linen Queen to King Coverlet Nightfall
Linen House Lifestyle
Nimes Linen Coverlet Nightfall
$389.99 $314.99
3. A Relaxed, Linen Look.

If you’re considering the linen country look, this is not about super sharp, super slick grey linens. Think soft lines, think bright colours and pastels, think cosy and homely.

Country bedding with linen is all about affecting a style that is comfortable, simple, and casual. In terms of looks, it can be anything from masculine western to more romantic country cottage floral designs.




You achieve these looks with the right pillows, the right quilt set, pillowcases, coverlets, and cushions, doona covers, and more to help keep your country style bedroom looking relaxed and cosy.

Our Most Popular Linen

Nimes Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Fern
Nimes Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Fern
Linen House Lifestyle
Nimes Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Fern
$299.99 $239.99
Nimes Linen Sheet Set Range Ash
Nimes Linen Sheet Set Range Ash
Linen House Lifestyle
Nimes Linen Sheet Set Range Ash
$399.99 $319.99
Nimes Linen Queen to King Coverlet Natural
Nimes Linen Queen to King Coverlet Natural
Linen House Lifestyle
Nimes Linen Coverlet Natural
$389.99 $314.99
French Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Hazel
French Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Hazel
Bambury
French Linen Quilt Cover Set Range Hazel
$269.99 $219.99
4. The Luxury Suite

The luxe country look takes the best of traditional country and blends it with contemporary luxe. The idea is to strike a good balance between refined desire and pastoral style. And this gives you that luxe country style that encapsulates a sense of comfort, character, and warmth.


 

 


In terms of styling a bedroom with this look, you want to have patterns. There’s something about patterns that almost makes the country look. You’ll want to blend the modern with the traditional—you know, add some floral patterns and have stripes, dots, geometrics, and any other patterns that suit the room.



The other aspect of what makes the luxe country look is that it’s not an over-the-top luxury. You’re not trying to make the room as high-end as such, but rather you’re giving the room an almost understated luxury that works so well with country.

Our Most Popular Luxe

Coronet Quilt Cover Set Range Sage
Coronet Quilt Cover Set Range Sage
Davinci
Coronet Quilt Cover Set Range Sage
$379.99 $284.99
Millennia 1200THC Quilt Cover Range Snow
Millennia 1200THC Quilt Cover Range Snow
Sheridan
Millennia 1200THC Quilt Cover Range Snow
$649.99 $454.99
Meeka Comforter Set Range Chestnut
Meeka Comforter Set Range Chestnut
MM Linen
Meeka Coverlet Set Range Chestnut
$329.99 $249.99
Florenza Quilt Cover Set Range
Florenza Quilt Cover Set Range
MM Linen
Florenza Quilt Cover Set Range
$289.99 $219.99