Soft & Sumptuous
English country style exudes coziness and comfort. A cushy sofa or pair of chairs in a neutral hue feels casual. Layer on rugs and pillows in romantic floral prints and soft pastels. Balance the lightness with dark wood pieces like a tripod table—perfect for displaying family photos.
Tip: Porcelain plates on a wall are a classic display that adds a touch of whimsy.
The Art of Symmetry
Use repetition to create a cohesive look. Here matching fabric headboards, a shaded double sconce, and a duo of throw pillows feel sophisticated and traditional. A painted mahogany end table, a blue-and-white vase, and art in a classic gold frame break up the monotony.
Tip: When purchasing in pairs, choose subtle patterns to keep the look soft and inviting.
To achieve the eclectic mix that makes an English country home feel warm and relaxed, juxtapose shapes and materials. The bold base of this pedestal table and its rich wood stain are unexpectedly surrounded by whitewashed chairs with dainty Queen Anne legs.
Tip: Pleated drapes, matte wallpaper, and plush woven rugs contrast shiny surfaces.
Bringing the beauty of nature indoors is a main principle of this style. Botanical prints, potted plants, birdcages, toile dishes, and other nature-inspired accents feel graceful and reflect the splendor of an English garden. For the look to feel collected over time, mix old and new accessories.
Tip: Allow items to rest askew so that nothing feels too planned or formal.