18 Ways to Bring Language Country Charm Home

My favourite thing about traditional English country style is that it may feel formal or casual. Its origins date back hundreds of years into the cottages of farming communities from the English countryside.

English nation–fashion decor is collected over time. Colours are mostly natural and muted. I love to find a little chance of yellow here and there, also. Whether you prefer a casual or formal translation of the fashion, the result is always warm and inviting. Here are some tips to attract English country charm to your house.


A good illustration of the formal side of English nation, this breakfast area features great light and architectural details.

Notice the window therapy; a jabot is a tasteful detail that sets a proper tone. And few things quite clarify English country style like a traditional chintz pattern.

Rustic Brick and Fireplace

Stone exterior detailing is just another hallmark. A natural muted palette functions well with the landscape.

Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

A farm table in a warm, somewhat distressed wood feels right at home. Farm tables appear to go with any seat. Have fun with it ; are there no rules except to select a comfy one.

J. Grant Design Studio

Here is your chance to grow those vines you have always dreamed of. Be sure to keep them as some varieties can grow very fast and become invasive on downspouts and gutters.

Habitations Residential Design Group

Copper gutters are a practical and good-looking investment for your English state–fashion home. Locate the best sheet-metal fabricator you can find. Copper gutters will develop a beautiful patina.

Tucker & Marks

Here is that little splash of yellow I like to see. This breakfast area features exquisite Louis XV dining chairs. Notice the rustic iron chandelier and the cheery lemon pattern onto the chintz curtains.

Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

Add some topiaries to your front entrance. Who does not enjoy a topiary to greet people? Common plant species such as topiaries include boxwood, bay laurel, holly, myrtle and privet.

Toile has seen its popularity ebb and flow over time, but I think it’s a perfect match in an English country home. Notice also the lovely group of pewter pieces placed in this secretary.

Train rising roses on your garage, entry or patio. English roses or alternative varieties produce a beautiful veil of fragrance for any outdoor structure. My favourite varieties are ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ and ‘New Dawn’.

Glave & Holmes Architecture

Shutter dogs were designed to keep wooden shutters open but today function mainly a decorative purpose. The type of dog used is dependent upon the exterior surface; this lag-bolt style is best for stone exteriors.

RWA Architects

Lantern-style exterior lights look great against gems. Solid brass fixtures are best in harsh weather conditions and are available in a number of colors.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

According to the area’s designer, Lisa Borgnes-Giramonti, upholstered doors were common in English country estates, where they’d help quiet the sound from adjoining rooms. Her translation is done in faux leather with a classic push plate.

Charmean Neithart Interiors

Stone details also help bring an English country vibe to insides. Add a bit of stone to the kitchen with a travertine hood like this one.

John Kraemer & Sons

The classic Windsor chair is an obvious choice. With their powerful frames, these chairs are a great alternative for families with young children. They are sturdy and easy to clean, and may be painted. Cushions can be made to soften the wooden chair.

Branca, Inc..

This piece of painted furniture, with its toile pattern, surely adds a collected feel to this beautiful room. I especially like the layered appeal beside this cognac leather wing chair.

Whitney Lyons

Gravel comes with an appeal that obviously pairs along with other charming English state characteristics, like exterior stone facades. Gravel is a relatively inexpensive material to think about for driveways, and I love the way it seems every time a car pulls up.

Martha O’Hara Interiors

At the end of the day, do not overlook your place of tea. A fresh white cabinet superbly displays a china set, including a tea ceremony, with fresh mint-colored wainscoting for a backdrop.

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