Pretty pastels and floral fabrics create a comforting feel
Be inspired by Sue’s characterful vintage look and steal some ideas to try yourself. Much of the background colour in her cosy cottage has been kept pale and muted in soft shades of cream, ivory and pale grey.
Another of Sue’s clever tricks is to bring in colour and pattern using cheery fabrics, soft furnishings, artwork and accessories, teamed with colourful painted furniture and quirky upcycled finds. Combined with the rustic wood floorboards (dark wood would look overwhelming) the effect is light and restful.
£199 liven up your colour scheme with the Charlton painted console table in a soft mossy green, COTSWOLD COMPANY
£329 Bring in soft pastel tones with the Anya armchair in turquoise, DFS
£265 Go for country classics, like this painted hoopback Bleaker chair, loaf
£15 For lasting colour, pick faux flowers in a metal floral heart jug, GEORGE HOME
£13 Add a romantic element like this heart-shaped mirror, Melody MAISON
£12 Pretty up your bedroom with this charming pearl buttondecorated lamp, WILKO