Cosy and Rich of Charm: here is the country chic house

Among the latest lifestyle and interior design trends, the so-called Cottagecore is the most popular one: a return to the country look of the houses surrounded by nature, even if romanticized and sweetened by the absence of the efforts which living in the country implies.

Among the latest lifestyle and interior design trends, the so-called Cottagecore is the most popular one: a return to the country look of the houses surrounded by nature, even if romanticized and sweetened by the absence of the efforts which living in the country implies.

This style is perfect for whoever loves the comforts of a modern house but wants to characterise it through a vintage look. It is ideal to enhance the houses which already have some typical structural features like beams at sight, original floors and coated walls, but it can be equally recreated through a cautious balance of new and old pieces of furniture, which harmoniously coexist. So, you needn’t own a small farm, a cottage or a farmhouse to have a Modern Country house; the wish to furnish your house in a cosy, comfortable way is enough, looking for those special atmospheres which time dedicates to the things you love.

 

Embroideries and carvings: seasoned materials which become precious

Cushions, plaids, carpets: mix and match raw patterns with delicate, floral embroideries, for a discreet yet charming elegance.

Recycled wood is the fundamental material to get this effect: choose unique, materic pieces with lots of veining rather than perfectly refined objects. Natural wood is also the protagonist of more peculiar pieces of furniture, like mirror frames, shelves or a coat rack to put in your hall: you will hang your straw hat on it, remembering your walks in the fields. Even if you do not have a fireplace, a carved decorative console, with your best photos displayed on it, will be enough to refine your living room.

 

On the walls, a story to tell

The colours you have to choose in this case are warm white, light grey tones and generally speaking, all the nuances of the earth. These tones will be then brightened up by a bunch of flowers or by a painting on the wall. Country yet modern subjects mixed with popular printings and vintage motives, all with tenuous, pastel colours.

 

In plain sight: when containers decorate the room

Cupboards often hide the secrets which make every kitchen special. A place that always speaks of love, of care, through our favourite recipes – whether they are handed down or just tested – and where you can proudly show your ingredients on shelves and pieces of furniture, with wonderful enamelled jugs and cans, which make the heart of your house even more special.

Raffia baskets, too, of different shapes and sizes, placed in every room – in your hall, they are used as pocket emptier, in your living room as books and magazines rack, in your bathroom to store your towels – contain without hiding. Through their twines, they make your interiors more appealing.