I love the word cosy. It reminds me of cold, wet and windy winter days at home in Ireland – doesn’t sound vey cosy does it? But its what we sometimes do on those dreary days that brings the word cosy to my mind.
Lazy pyjama days on the sofa under a fluffy blanket with a hot cup of tea, feet up enjoying some movies with family and loved ones.
The word ‘country’ when used in relation to interior styling evokes the same feeling of cosiness for me. Layers of textured handmade materials, handmade furniture and honest design are all elements of a successful country style interior.
You don’t have to live in a 1920’s country cottage with love ceilings and stone walls to embrace country style.
Living in a contemporary style home with smooth polished surfaces doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your interiors with touches of country style. In fact its all the more reason to do so. Country style elements can add an inviting warmth that is sometime missing from minimalist contemporary style interiors.
Read my Houzz article, “10 Ways to Give Modern Interiors Country Charm” to discover ways you can introduce some cosy charm to your contemporary space.
Main image: Nathan + Jac