When the heat is on, it pays to decorate in soothing shades and white is the palette to use to cool a scheme down. A white room can still have plenty of character as this romantic country bedroom, with its elegant take on shabby chic style, proves.
First, set the scene for a classic cottage look with a decorative wrought-iron bed that’s beautifully dressed. Crisp white sheets are a must and an on-trend lace throw introduces a pretty touch, as well as providing a light and airy cover if it’s too hot for a duvet.
Distressed furniture has timeworn appeal and an intrinsic beauty all of its own. The rustic tray table here is perfect for those breakfast-in-bed moments, while the stunning weathered console is a cherished vintage find that emphasises the homely charm and really sets off the blinds.
Florals are a key ingredient in a country cottage scheme and these gorgeous Roman blinds by Hillarys bring a feminine and modern touch to the window dressing with fresh painterly motifs that add interest to the room.
Finally, keep the flooring understated for this sort of look. White painted floorboards are fabulous for summer and inject a stylish Scandi touch.
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