• Posts Tagged ‘country decorating’

    Discover the Secret Garden collection

    by  • 09/02/2015 • Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    Country Days, Country Homes and Interiors, Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors - The Secret Garden Collection 2015Here at Country Days, we’re priviliged to see the most beautiful country-style fabrics on an almost daily basis. The latest textiles to wow us are from the Secret Garden Collection at Liberty Art Fabrics.

    Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel, The Secret Garden, this wild and beautiful collection of furnishing fabric and wallpaper reflects the rich imagination of Burnett’s prose and the beauty of the countryside.

    The super-talented Head of Design at Liberty, Emma Mawston, says, ‘These fabrics are a diverse series of flora, foliage and texture which reflect the hues of the changing seasons. They’re perfect to launch in store now as the deep rich velvet tones of winter change into the fresh, uplifting, sunlit shades of new growth.’

    We particularly love Wallace Secret Garden print and wallpaper, shown.

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    Craft a pocketed wall organiser

    by  • 28/12/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Make this handsome pocketed wall organiser following Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions

    We love an organised home and what better way to plan and sort family affairs than with this smart pocketed wall organiser. Creatively made combining an upcycled picture frame and gorgeous tweed fabric this organiser is lovely to look at with it’s handsome braid finish and serves a practical purpose with deep pockets and plenty of places to clip notes, invitations and must-keep paperwork. As featured in our soon-to-be-seen February issue it is very simple to make. To craft your own click here and follow the simple instructions.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, see our latest issue.

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    Festive stocking

    by  • 30/11/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Create this festive stocking follwoing Country Homes and Interiors blog

    At Christmas there can never be enough stockings! All the better if they match this seasons latest colour trend of muted greys with frosted touches bringing a real country winter feel. This one features in our January issue and is so simple to make. To find out how to make click here.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Happy crafting!

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    Make a winter blind

    by  • 09/11/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Make a winter blind following Country Homes and Interiors blog's easy instructions

    Come the cold winter months window spaces become a prime place to add drama or a focal point to a room. Fabric can be a great space filler at a window and, if used as a blind, can bring colour, character and personality with pictorial designs and patterns. This charming roman blind is featured in our December issue and is made with a Kerry Joyce fabric available from Redloh House and  features woodland creatures and leafy motifs, typical of our winter landscape. A neat red border at the bottom which both draws the eye and lends a smart finish. A roman blind by definition is an elegant style to choose at a window and operates with a simple string and loop system on the reverse that is easy to make even for a lesser experienced seamstress. To have a go and make your own roman blind why not click here and follow our simple instructions.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy country craft projects  for you to try. Just click here.

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    Make it Christmas

    by  • 19/10/2014 • Country craft, Country style • 3 Comments

    MAKE IT CHRISTMAS COUNTRY DAYS COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS BLOG

    Looking to make your Christmas look and feel really special? Then you’ll love Make it Christmas, a new print and digital edition from the publishers of your favourite homes magazines. Packed with gorgeous decorating, crafting, gifting, styling and wrapping ideas it also features six looks ­ including Winter Whites, Simple Scandi, Elegant Gold, Folk Magic, Rustic Retreat and Classic Highland as well as fantastic craft and style up ideas like simple foliage techniques, creative wrapping projects and place setting creations that will impress friends and family at this very special time of year.

    Make It Christmas is on sale now and is also available in digital edition.

    If you like these idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Style up shelving

    by  • 21/09/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    Add colour and character to plain shelving cupboards simply by adding some striking wallpaper. Pick your favourite design – we love this weave inspired pattern as featured in our October issue – and measure, cut and paste onto the back of the unit. Better still, this idea is easily updateable and can be changed to suit the season.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Give your country home wow factor

    by  • 14/09/2014 • Country craft, Country style • 0 Comments

    50+ SIMPLE WAYS TO TRANSFORM ANY ROOM | COUNTRY DAYS | COUNTRY HOMES AND INTERIORS BLOG

    Want to bring a brand new look to your home? Then turn to 50+ Simple Ways to Transform Any Room, an amazing publication packed full of inspirational ideas to give rooms a fresh and updated feel. Brimming with stunning images of beautiful rooms  and packed with practical tips from the experts at Britain’s best-loved homes magazines, including Country Homes & Interiors, no stone is left unturned when it comes to bringing style to whatever room or space you choose to decorate.  There are even quick links to bonus online content to enhance your knowledge, and an essential guide How to Plan a Room with Wow. Paint brushes at the ready!!

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    Make a snug door curtain

    by  • 24/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

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    Cloak your home from winter chills with a snug door curtain drawn across entrances and thresholds. Made from a stylish hedgerow patterned fabric by Voyage, this door curtain featured in our October issue and mirrors the seasonal autumn changes beautifully with it’s design and colour. To discover how to recreate for your home click here

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Chic sun canopy

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 1 Comment

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    Turn your favourite fabric into a bright and breezy canopy to dress outdoor dining or seating spaces and create shelter from the wind, sun and even light showers. This sun canopy idea can easily be fashioned from draping a fabric over branches or canes or made to last by properly hemming the edges and securing in place on chunky poles and tied to a wall. Why not try using a oilcloth or pvc fabric to make it rain-proof too to make outdoor entertaining possible whatever the weather.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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    Craft a pretty blind

    by  • 17/08/2014 • Country craft • 0 Comments

    Make this pretty blind following Country Homes and Interiors easy instructions

    Make the most of dinky windows and give them a double dose of style with a lovely blind featuring decorative ribbon ties and complementary fabrics. To make place the main and co-ordinating fabrics together right side facing and hem all around leaving a 2cm gap. Turn out and slip stitch the seam gap, then press. Attach lengths of ribbon either side of the blind measuring the full length of the fabrics plus about 10cm. Hang the blind up at the window – this can be done with self-adhesive velcro – main fabric facing outwards. Roll up the blind with the co-ordinating fabric facing outwards then secure in place with the ribbon ties.

    If you like this idea we have lots more easy craft projects for you to try. Or for more country crafts, recipes and room ideas, why not try our new Country Home Ideas app?

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