Calling all lovers of creatures great and small! It’s National Countryside Week – a celebration of the British rural way of life. To honour this special event, The Country Decorator has rounded-up our favourite country animal-inspired buys fresh from the farmyard…
Prop open your doors and let the gentle summer breeze into your country home with these pretty and practical doorstops from Ulster Weavers. The cute designs are available in a variety of furry friend characters, (see above for a selection), and at £20 each, make a charming alternative to a boring old door wedge.
Enjoy a breakfast of freshly laid eggs and cup of tea in true country style. The classic Branscombe chickens mug, £9, from Laura Ashley, features the popular chicken print, making it a clucky addition to your table! The Branscombe design is available across a range of kitchenware – hen heaven!
Add a heart-felt touch to your picnic hamper with a gorgeous decorative detail. The delightful Countryside hearts, £11.95 each, from Dimbleby Ceramics, are British made and feature exquisite illustrations inspired by woodland wildlife. With a choice of rural creatures to choose from – each piece has a story to tell!
Make drying up less of a chore with a tea towel covered in country motifs. The Farm Life design, £10, from Lucy Green Designs, features cows, pigs, sheep and chickens in a pretty fresh-blue palette and is inspired by the glorious Dorset countryside that surrounds Lucy’s studio.
Rural living has never looked so good! Bring farmyard favourites indoors with a decorative feature wall. The bespoke Jacob Sheep wallpaper, £95 per roll, from Emily Bond, will bring a smile to your face in any room. Printed in the UK, it epitomises quintessential country living.
With animal motifs marked as an enduring trend for 2015, it’s time to take a walk on the wild side…
For more information on National Countryside Week visit The Prince’s Countryside Fund website.
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