Country Home Ideas – Relaxed Country Style Dining

My recent colour feature in Country Home Ideas used the beautiful Waterperry range from Sanderson Fabrics.  Inspired by British country gardens, Sanderson has translated these into very elegant designs that create a gorgeous contemporary country style space.  I really like the way they have used them in this dining room and it was my inspiration for this feature.

I have suggested some beautiful soft colours from Porter's Paints to accompany this range.

Country Home Ideas article on Country Style Dining

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Relaxed Country Style Dining

Contemporary country style is a favourite of mine as I love to re-purpose old furniture and like it when things are not too perfect.  However, I do like clean lines and therefore rooms that are very fussy or over-crowded do not appeal to me.  These simple textile designs work because they are soft and expressive of the garden but without being too complicated.  I like a nod to nature in my decorating rather than a full on garden display!

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For me there is nothing more appealing than a large country style table that you can relax at (so you don't have to panic about putting down a glass without a coaster!)  If this is part of a generous sized kitchen area, then even better as it can double up as a breakfast table or simply a place to oversee the dreaded homework.

If you are planning to purchase a dining table and chairs you will find my Guide to Dining Rooms interesting.

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Sanderson Fabrics for a bedroom

The Waterperry Collection of wallpapers from Sanderson work well for bedrooms too.  I really like this floral print for walls and fabrics which brings a feminine touch whilst sticking to a sophisticated neutral colour palette.  By keeping the bedlinen and headboard plain, the florals do not become over-whelming and the overall look is one that is clearly feminine but also classic and understated.

Country Home Ideas - Sanderson Waterperry Collection

Sanderson Fabrics

Waterperry Designs for an office

It can be very tiring on the eyes if you place a desk against a plain white wall and therefore it is a good idea to consider a simple wallpaper design for a home office.  This design is simple enough that it is not over-whelming and distracting but the subtle repetition and movement in the design brings another layer to the scheme.

Country Home Ideas - Sanderson Fabrics

Sanderson Fabrics

Again, the furniture in these rooms is beautiful but not too perfect which brings an individual element to the design and makes for a comfortable and relaxed home.

This is just a snippet of the beautiful designs from Sanderson and I hope it has inspired you if you like a country style look but want to keep it on the contemporary side.

You might like to read more about choosing wallpaper designs in my post 7 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas and if you too like the idea of furniture that just isn't too perfect then The Art of Shabby post may be a good one to read.

Let me know in the comments section below if you like this style and if you too are a lover of wallpaper.  Hope to hear from you!

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