Follow Sue’s lead to create a country-style shabby chic look
MIX AND MATCH FLORALS
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.