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These 6 charming wallpapers are the finishing touch for an elegant country-chic home

26 Aug 2020

Sitting somewhere between English charm and Parisian elegance is the comforting, but sophisticated, world of country-chic style. With panelled walls, rustic timber, modern light fittings and charming patterns, it’s a look that can fit both rural or urban settings, large or small.

Combine our top colour tips with these graceful designs from the Resene Wallpaper Collection for a look that sings classic country style with an edgy, modern attitude.

Delicate flowers define Resene Wallpaper Collection GLA801 in soft, blossom hues. Try it in a hallway or entryway paired with adjacent walls in similarly soft colours like Resene Alluring and Resene Ebb. For an elegant look, contrast the design’s fine details with a glossy side table painted in Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Blackout and crisp white flooring in Resene Alabaster. Finish the look off with minimal accessories, such as simple vases in Resene Wheatfield and picture frames stained in Resene Crowshead.

Painterly floral patterns are a staple in classic English country homes. Bring a beautiful design like Resene Wallpaper Collection FI71308 into a contemporary setting without losing its charm with doors in dark Resene Gumboot, an industrial-style pendant lamp in Resene Regent Grey and pops of soft Resene Half Duck Egg Blue on accessories, trims and skirting boards. To keep things light, Resene Colorwood Rock Salt timber stain works perfectly on wooden flooring while a touch of Resene Solitude on a handful of small decorative accents will play of the design’s lightest tones. 

You’d be hard pressed to get any closer to English country charm than with Resene Wallpaper Collection GP5934. Its whimsical formal English garden design makes it the perfect candidate for a welcoming entryway. Pair it with trims and a ceiling in Resene Half Black White and a bench seat stained in Resene Colorwood Oregon. Finish the colour palette off by drawing from the hues in the wallpaper pattern with cushions in Resene Cargo, Resene Awol and Resene Nirvana.

Soft and calming, blue is the perfect colour for the bedroom. Use Resene Wallpaper Collection 32083 on a feature wall with detailing in Resene Sea Fog for a classic country look. Try soothing tonal hues throughout the rest of the space with bedding in Resene Gull Grey, Resene Bluff and Resene Breathless and finish the look off with some subtle contrast by adding a pair of chairs in the place of nightstands in Resene Hurricane.

Resene Wallpaper Collection KOS001 also heroes a classic, painterly floral pattern. Recreate this more contemporary boudoir look by bringing in crisp bed linens in Resene Orchid White and a waffle-textured throw in a hue inspired by Resene Retro. Introduce small accents like the pillow in a colour like Resene Eagle to play on the graceful tones within the wallpaper. For a final refined element, finish the look with a ceramic bedside vase in Resene Half Blanc.

A palette of beige, cream and soft taupe are synonymous with contemporary country looks. Make taupe the feature colour with walls in Resene Wallpaper Collection 36502 and contrast it with fresh white panelling in Resene Alabaster. If you’re using this look in your lounge, bring in warmer colours through large pieces of furniture, such as a sofa in a hue like Resene Thorndon Cream with throw cushions inspired by Resene Flotsam and Resene Settlement then add sophisticated timber flooring stained in Resene Colorwood Equilibrium.

View the full Resene Wallpaper Collection at your local Resene ColorShop or get a taste of the designs online