Sigh, the wind whistles through the room, birds chirp and leaves rustle, and for a moment, a single moment, it's perfect. And then there's some sort of car horn battle to the death outside and you open your eyes and realise you're not quite out of London yet. But don't despair, you can still create your little countryside shrine within your home with these 5 top tips the pros would rather we weren't sharing!
Getting that country feel is all about breathing room, and whether you've got it or not it's the image and air of that space that really matters. Using bright colours on the walls like white also works to make the room seem larger than it actually is and makes you happier for it!
The countryside is all about natural and earthy colours, feels and materials. So? Take that vibe and try and apply it indoors! Wooden floors, counters and furniture as well as using shades of green, brown and cream all raise up images of countryside holidays as well as having the added profit of being super relaxing!
Putting beams on the ceiling twists the brain's image of distance, think ceiling heels-like that one really tiny girl who somehow manages to look normal sized on a night out! Making them wooden, even if painted over (extra points if the wood's old) works wonders for the natural effect!
A country house is a working house, useful and comfy. This is one style where you don't have to be afraid of hiding all of your stuff!
You may be thinking stone is only for the outside of your home, not the inside. We'll forgive you, but design is all about thinking outside the box and exploring. Stone cladding or even exposing the bare walls in rooms such as the conservatory can really finish the rustic countryside vibe.
Who said gold and silver can’t shine together? ...
Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.