3 genius ways to bring the country garden indoors (no green fingers required!)

Country garden interiors
Contributing writer: Rory Robertson

Take inspiration from nature and infuse your home with the calm and beauty of the outdoors


Inspiration can often stem from the most humble of sources. The country garden is a perfect example, and one that offers an abundance of ideas for interior design and decorating. 

Classic, calming shades can be brought seamlessly to an indoor environment, creating a connection to the outdoors. Floral prints and patterns, meanwhile, are arguably the ultimate in timeless style. Wallpapers, fabrics, floor coverings, ceramics and accessories can all carry the country garden theme, creating a look that’s synonymous around the globe with good taste. 

The start of summer time is the perfect time to take a fresh look at the county garden as a source of inspiration, and all the ways that it might help grow your interior scheme…


Work with wood

Natural wood finishes are key to a country garden-style interior. Use one type of wood to keep the look smart and coherent, or mix two or three wood finishes together to make it varied and eclectic. The latter is arguably not as smart or – excuse the pun – polished, but it makes up in character what it lacks in uniformity.


Nature study

Nature-inspired shades fit beautifully with natural materials, enhancing the warmth of wood and the sculptural quality of glass and ceramics. These colours and tones are inspiring a new wave of interior designers working from what many are referring to as a ‘new neutrals’ palette, bringing subtle shades of earthy greens, browns and ambers into calm and serene interior concepts. 


In bloom

Floral patterns add freshness and romantic charm. Opt for print-on-print for maximum charisma and energy, or pair with plain fabrics and wallpapers for a calmer aesthetic. Either works, it’s just a case of what will suit the space and, of course, your personality. 

While subtle shades of soft yellow and petite pops of brighter shades work well when woven through, it might be worth noting that the country garden aesthetic is generally achieved by keeping colours green, cream and calm. 


Searching for more interiors inspiration? Pick up the newest issue of At Home magazine, out now and free to collect in your local John Lewis and Waitrose shops.

Get the country garden look:

Photography: Ben Anders. Styling: Hannah Bort. Floral styling: Nari Lee & Kasia Borowiecka

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