English country is classic furniture with chintz or wood paneling
English country interior design is rustic and comfortable. The fun part is how patterns and styles are typically eccentric with a dash of classic furniture as the frame.
Furnishings and decor include china arranged on the wall, framed botanicals, landscape paintings, floral embroidered pillows, crystal candleholders, vases of fresh flowers, embroidered rugs, dark-stained chests and pine bookcases.
Create a comfortable and historic look with fine ornaments and antiques. A balanced combination of feminine accents and complimenting colors make an English style authentic.
Some of us would feel right at home in an English country home crammed full of antique furniture, vases, sculpture, potted plants and throw pillows galore. Others, not so much. Everyone has to find their own comfort level.
A large part of "English style" is created around chintz floral, stripe, gingham, and plaid fabrics with tassels, fringe, and trim; wallpaper; accents include china arranged on the wall, framed botanicals, landscape paintings, floral embroidered pillows, crystal candle holders, and embroidered rugs; feminine accents, comfortable, and relaxed.
This archetypal style is all about designs that flow with less contrast.
The style can also project a masculine look in browns, rich wine tones, deep greens, dark blue, and deep gold, called the English Manor style.
With a more defined masculine approach in this style the space is filled with large wood pieces with decorative carved details and the walls are covered in wood paneling or in browns, rich wine tones, deep greens, dark blue, and deep gold.
Walls are usually wallpapered or stenciled with toile patterns, and often gilt.
Paintings, whether landscape or portrait are often hung 'salon style' or floor to ceiling, with the rhythms, textures, colors, and dimensions of the pictures displayed with their own balance and that as a whole, form their own composition.