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In the country

As Just Fabrics launches a new collection of furnishing fabrics inspired by countryside images Jane Saunders, the company’s Creative Director shows us how to get ahead of the game when creating rustic, country interiors.

Country style is all about creating a relaxed and comfortable feel to your home, armchairs that you can sink into after a stroll in the countryside, cosy living rooms and welcoming kitchens. However you don’t need a country cottage to create this feeling in your home. By using the right fabrics and accessories, any home can be turned into a country retreat.

Taking inspiration from the picturesque great outdoors, the new countryside range from Just Fabrics features rural watercolour illustrations from nature to transform any Cotswold home into a rustic retreat.

Capturing images of game birds, ducks, squirrels, hens and wellies, a traditional piece of furniture upholstered in the range or accessories featuring the welcoming prints will work wonders to create a cosy and romantic setting in either a Cheltenham townhouse or rural country getaway.

The quintessentially British fabrics work well alongside tartans and linings for a traditional country decor, or plain pastel colours for a homely and stylish look in more modern interiors. Bring the outdoors inside with freshly cut flowers, pinecones and plants and add an authentic edge by using reclaimed wood for natural and original furniture pieces. A cosy country interior style is a timeless look which can be achieved perfectly using the new range.

Using their made-to-measure service, Just Fabrics is also able to produce gorgeous cushions featuring animal illustrations to client specifications. Ready-made cushions are also available to order. Use country style prints for curtains, blinds and cushions to create a relaxed feel.
• Cover armchairs and sofas in tartan as these checks work well with the country style prints.
• Painted furniture in creams and pastel shades, create a country feel. Try painting tables, dining chairs and dressers.
• In the kitchen display fresh produce in wicker baskets – even if you haven’t grown it yourself!
• Fresh flowers, particularly cottage garden flowers such as foxgloves, delphiniums and roses, displayed in jugs inject a splash of colour and brings the outside in.