When people think of the Cotswold's, they tend to imagine rolling hills, ancient woodlands and thatched stone cottages, and it is this quintessentially British style which is embodied in this kind of interior scheme. Today’s modern country interiors combine cool contemporary colours with a timeless, classic feel that’s just as at home in a London townhouse as a country pile.
To achieve this look, consider selecting solidly built wooden furniture pieces which will stand the test of time. Although exposed wood always looks great, painted furniture is another fantastic way to unify a scheme or add bursts of colour. When paired with natural textures and rustic accessories, it is easy to create that effortless country feel which is at the heart of the Cotswolds.
As the kitchen is the heart of any Cotswold home, we would definitely recommend a solid wood table and chairs for the family to gather around. Freestanding units are also a must-have for this look; dressers and sideboards are ideal for showing off your collection of classic crockery.
The use of colour is also very important in creating a Cotswold-inspired scheme. One of The Painted Furniture Company’s first products was our bestselling Oak collection in a nice grey green; a colour we always called the Cotswolds window frame colour. This subtle, yet beautiful shade has continued to be one of our most popular options through the years, and is the epitome of modern country living.
The great thing about a Cotswold-inspired scheme is that it can be incorporated into any style of home, no matter if you live in the middle of a busy city or off the beaten track– it is simple to welcome the style of the British Countryside into your home.
Director, The Painted Furniture Company
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