9 Rules for Achieving the Look of a Perfect English Country Style


There’s a warmth and a sense of history about a home in the English countryside that most weekend hideaways elsewhere just don’t offer. It might have something to do with the giant roaring fireplaces or the dark wood paneling, but it definitely has much to do with all of the thoughtful details put into place by the generations that have called these places home. Nantclwyd, the 17th-century John Fowler–decorated Wales estate of the Naylor-Leylands, typifies the way that these estates practically become living, breathing members of the family. After long, early spring days hunting in the fields, the Naylor-Leylands return to the comforts of their unique home that have been carefully curated over hundreds of years: ceramic animal figurines, plush canopy beds, and nap-inducing seating in the library and sitting rooms punctuated by floral pillows.Paintings of Animals That You Will Likely Later Hunt,Staffordshire Figurines for the Library,A Comfy Chintzy Chair for Next to the Marble Fireplace,Cozy, Lavish Canopy Beds for Each of the 20-Plus
Bedrooms,Bright,Copper Pots for Cooking Meals During Large Family Gatherings are all good choices.

The English are, undoubtedly, masters in the art of country home decor. Though it may seem like a relatively easy aesthetic to achieve yourself, there are certain must-haves. Above, nine key items that can transform your space, even if it’s far outside of Britain’s idyllic landscapes.



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