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Whether you are downsizing to the country, coast or town you want to create a peaceful, welcoming environment in which you feel completely at home and utterly comforted

For many downsizing to a smaller home or a retirement apartment means an opportunity to start afresh, with a blank canvas to create your dream decor.

Need some inspiration? Here top interior designers, Alexander James Interior Design, share their favourite tips and tricks to help you get the look.

Timeless Colour Combination

Tip: The classic combination of crisp blue and brilliant white is a timeless country home decor look. Fresh and utterly charming, you can use this blue and white scheme in your pottery, linens and accessories.

This driftwood coffee table with glass top adds yet another of country charm, acting as a stunning statement piece and adding an organic, earthy feel to our living room design.

 

 

Inspirational Themes from Nature

Tip: Country home decor would not be complete without bringing themes of nature into the home, referencing inspiration from nature throughout your interiors.

In our Cotswolds barn conversion, this avian themed dining area is symbiotically styled with the exterior of the property, reflecting elements of nature throughout and rich character in these bespoke studded dining chairs. 

Celebrating this beautiful Oxfordshire countryside setting, we brought nature indoors with this enchanting bird themed design, adding touches of comfort and luxury with these beautiful William Yeoward fabrics.

A Haven of Relaxation

Tip: When we think of countryside retreats, we imagine escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life, recharging and enjoying a spot of relaxation. Your country home decor must therefore be designed with the utmost relaxation in mind.

This luxurious cinema room is both refined and classic in design, offering the perfect space in which to relax and unwind, with two elegant day beds taking centre stage of the room, dressed with soft furnishings and sumptuous Johnstons of Elgin throws (pictured top).

The gentle tones of ivory and muted teal enhance the light, airy design of our contemporary Surrey barn, creating a haven of relaxation with these luxurious Romo and Zoffany fabric cushions.

Organic Elements of Nature 

Tip: Incorporate natural elements from the outdoors into your interiors to create an authentic country home decor look. Use organic elements that induce a sense of calm and peace, such as beautiful woods.

Styled to its beautiful countryside surroundings, our stunning Cotswolds project brings nature into the interiors with topiary pots, rustic wooden furniture and richly coloured florals and soft furnishings.

We designed our latest Henley-on-Thames show home for Millgate Homes to exude the traditional charm and countryside beauty of this historic, riverside town – with bespoke, rustic wooden furniture and sumptuous fabrics by Romo.

The Refreshing Vitality of Florals

Beautiful floral displays will bring another element of nature into your country home decor, invigorating the space with new life and fresh vitality.

Traditional yet contemporary, these elegant bobbin chairs and dining table by Julian Chichester rest serenely beneath the high-vaulted oak beams of our rustic Surrey barn project. With ivory tones and magnificent floral display, this design is fresh, light and ethereal in its tranquility.

This damask motif Harlequin wallpaper of interlocking flowers in mirror effect radiates femininity and natural charm, whilst the Jane Churchillfabric cushions bring an indulgent sense of comfort to our Henley-on-Thames bedroom design.

 

For more information please contact Alexander James Interior Design or call 020 7887 7604