An impeccable façade, a well-kept garden, a photo pool, and interiors in neutral tones are infallible tips so that your country house without grace recovers the charm of yesteryear. Take note of these ideas!
SURROUNDED BY NATURE
Taking care of the exterior appearance of a country house says a lot about the good condition of its interior. Pamper the facade and restore the shutters. Plant trees in the garden and locate the summer room around them. Protect it from the sun with a metal pergola and a reed ceiling that gives freshness at all hours, like the one in the image.
THE LIVING ROOM ACCORDING TO ITS LOCATION
Decorating a house in the city is not the same as one in the country or on the beach. If your country house is halfway between the mountain and the coast, wink at both. For example, decorating the living room with a sofa covered in navy- style cushions, a picture on the wall that recreates nature and rustic stools that, like these, play to become an original coffee table.
SPACE THAT SMELLS OF OLD AND NEW
There are country houses that due to their location and weather need a full renovation. Was your current kitchen before the barn or a block, like the one in the image? Before reforming it, try to keep its rustic spirit intact: respect the exposed beams on the ceiling, the stone on the walls, or the fired clay on the floor that make it so village-like. Like Amalia, the owner of this kitchen, where she set a table as a counter for cooking and also for snacks for grandchildren when they come hungry from the beach.
THE DINING ROOM, TRUE TO YOUR PRINCIPLES
Do you want to transfer the traditional style that you like so much to your country house, but you fear that it will not look good? Away fears! The classic and the rustic are close friends. And to show this button. Look how well the upholstered chairs, chandelier, or fireplace-backed mirror do to this dining room, as well as neutral tones on the walls, light, unvarnished woods, or linen tablecloths.
KITCHEN WITH ETERNAL FLOORS
The floors of the country houses must transmit warmth and although traditionally they were made of wood, now the trend is to put them in baked clay or terracotta. As long as they are in good condition – and you like them – keep them to keep the original style of the house. If you want to change it, consider this other option: the micro cement with a rustic finish, a material that allows you to place it on top of the previous one without needing to tear it off. Look how good it has been in this kitchen!
DINE IN GOOD SHADE
On the porch, near the pool, in the garden by the lawn … choose the location of the outdoor dining room thoroughly. Always in the shade or between sun and shade, if your country house is in the North. Help yourself with awnings, pergolas, and vines to lower the temperature and enjoy long after-hours in the fresh air. This one in the picture stood at the back of the house well protected by blind shutters.
A VERY COUNTRY BATHROOM
How to give your bathroom that rustic look so typical of country houses? Maybe the structure itself will help you achieve this if it has stone cladding or wooden beams. If not, jump-start your imagination: set up wallpaper with a wooded print, choose raw wooden furniture, or change the handles for more rustic ones, like the ones in the image. Small details that will help you create a very bucolic atmosphere.
Having a private pool in your country house is going to be crucial from now on. The heatwaves, more and more frequent, and the new normality make our thinking turn only on how to soak ourselves with all the precautions. If you don’t have one, you should consider it, even if it’s installing a detachable pool. This one in the image, surrounded by stone, preserves the old town flavor. And, also, as it is in the inner courtyard, it is free from prying eyes.
A BEDROOM TO SEE THE STARS
Laying in bed at night and seeing the stars through the skylight is an exclusive pleasure of living in the country. Take note of the attic character of this bedroom and the wooden trunks, stacked at the foot of the bed, which further emphasize its charm.
A MOST ROMANTIC BATHROOM
Imagine the scene: a bathtub with warm water, lots of foam, relaxing music playing in the background, scented candles on the floor, and spectacular scenery in front of the window. Idyllic, right? Consider an en suite bathroom with a free-standing bathtub in your country house as ideal as this to stop dreaming and make it come true. Get into it alone or accompanied, it is up to you.