Fol­low Sue’s lead to cre­ate a coun­try-style shabby chic look

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When it comes to a ful­lon flo­ral scheme like Sue’s, don’t be afraid to mix up pat­terns. Base your scheme around one item that you love, such as a cush­ion, pair of cur­tains or bed­spread and start from there, bring­ing in dif­fer­ent flo­rals but keep­ing to a sim­i­lar pal­ette. Bal­ance large blowsy blooms

with smaller-scale ditsy prints, checks and plains in ton­ing shades.


Repur­pose or up­cy­cle old fur­ni­ture and give it a new lease of life. Find sec­ond-hand items in lo­cal char­ity shops and car-boot sales or try give­away web­sites such as Freecy­cle or Free­gle. Start small with an old chair, shelf or bed­side

ta­ble be­fore work­ing up to larger pieces.


If you’re nifty with a sewing ma­chine, why not make your own patch­work pieces? Use left­over rem­nants of fab­ric or buy packs of patch­work squares on­line. Start with a s mall cush­ion or throw, work­ing your way up to a full-size quilt.

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