Beautiful Barn Conversions

Over recent years there has been a huge rise in the number of barn conversions being undertaken across the UK. nike tn requin With so many wonderful and historic barns left derelict throughout the country it is no surprise that so many people want to restore these buildings and make them into a stylish and comfortable home.

With traditional beams, flagstone flooring and spacious dimensions, barns provide the perfect canvas to begin your interior design journey and with much of the beauty of a barn conversion coming from salvageable features and a accessories they are a simple and versatile space to transform.

All original images and a multitude of barn conversion interior ideas can be found on our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Barn Conversions

Traditional barn conversions aim to retain and re-use as much of the original barn’s features and materials as possible to create a fresh yet sympathetic interior that reflects the rural, asics gel kinsei hombre farming characteristics of the original building. Large and imposing exposed beams are paired with rustic country style furniture and classic textiles and accessories to create a warm and cosy interior space that oozes rugged country charm.

As an alternative to the traditional barn interior, Nike Air Max 2017 Homme a recent trend has emerged for creating a more contemporary living space that still retains some original characteristics but updates the interior into a more slick and fresh environment. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Wit Natural wood and crisp white or cream walls are combined to create a stylish and successful marriage of old and new.

 

When it comes to accessorising your new (old) setting then traditional rustic items and natural tones and hues will provide a complimentary addition to the wooden ambiance of your barn interior.

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    Quirky and unusual furniture can work wonderfully in a barn style interior. Fjallraven Kanken Kinderen These fabulous antler style stools (right) look wonderful in a rustic style kitchen or breakfast area and can be paired with some deer head wall accessories or animal pictures to create a sense of the outdoors indoors.

     

    When it comes to furnishing your barn interior then its time to get back to basics with natural materials and simple designs that give a nod to the original heritage of the building. Exposed wood benches, asics gel kinsei 4 uomo seating and tables create a focal point in your interior and give a wonderful ambiance and textural aesthetic to any room.

    Cheshire oak monk bench

    Cheshire oak monk bench

    Oak furniture makes a great addition to any rustic style interior.

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  • With bright yet cosy tones and antique style designs these sumptuous items will make a stylish and practical addition to any barn interior.

    Colour Trend – Grey

    Who said that Grey is a drab and miserable colour? This season the interior design world has been awash with gorgeous greys and muted pebble tones that create a chic and sophisticated alternative to traditional white and beige interior decors.

    From sumptuous pewter paint tones to opulent fabrics and furnishings there are a multitude of ways to incorporate this latest stylish colour trend into your home interior.

    You can find all original images and an array of gorgeous grey interior ideas on our Pinterest boards – Pinterest – Grey Colour Trend

     

    Colour Palettes

    Grey is a versatile and sophisticated colour choice that works equally well in neutral minimal homes and bright and vibrant interior spaces. You can partner several varying grey tones for a soft and calming interior ambiance or combine your chosen grey tone with a pop of colour such as lime, cerise or yellow for a bright and uplifting interior space.

     

    Cushions

    A scattering of grey cushions will create a snug and sumptuous space where you can kick back and relax. Plain and patterned cushions in a variety of tones and sizes make a great feature on a bed, sofa or occasional chair and are a great way of introducing colour to your interior space without the need to change your existing decor. Rich satins, textured fur and sumptuous chenille fabrics work wonderfully with a variety of grey hues to create a chic and tranquil setting within your home.

     

     

    Textiles and Rugs

    Rich and sumptuous textiles and rugs are both a textural and aesthetically appealing addition to any interior. From soft dove grey to rich stone tones there are a vast range of hues to suit both modern and traditional interiors. Plain and printed throws and rugs create a visually attractive focal point in any room or you can opt for a faux fur or Mongolian style rug that will create a warm and cosy center piece in your living area. Curtains and upholstery also provide the perfect way to add complimentary and contrasting grey tones into your interior without overpowering your whole room.

     

     

    Furniture

    Grey painted furniture has increased in popularity over the past few years and have been a key colour palette in the Shabby chic interior design trend. Fabulous dining tables, traditional dressers and sideboards can be given a timeless and elegant face lift with a touch of pale grey or dusky pewter tones to create a unique and customised furniture collection.

    French silver leaf chest of drawers

    French silver leaf chest of drawers

    For a more opulent and glamorous ambiance you can pair your grey interior with a palatial silver leaf furniture item such as our French silver leaf tallboy chest. Its fabulous metallic silver exterior and traditional design will perfectly compliment both light and dark grey colour palettes.

     

    For more complimentary furniture items; take a look at our luxurious French silver leaf furniture collection and transform your home into a serene and relaxing interior haven.

    How To Incorporate Faux Fur Into Your Interior.

    The subject of ‘real fur’ is an ever present topic of debate in the fashion world with many designers choosing to opt for ethically compassionate faux fur as a more animal friendly addition to their collections.

    Whilst sheep skin rugs and mink fur throws would not have seemed out of place in the homes of the 1970s and 80s, these days there has been an increase in the demand for faux fur home accessories. By following these quick and simple steps you can add a warm and cosy ambiance to even the plainest of home interiors.

    For a selection of fur and hide accessories and all original images, head over to our latest pinterest board - Pinterest – Hides and Furs

    Rugs

    Faux fur rugs are a simple yet effective way of adding warmth and texture to any living room, bedroom or office space and are available in a vast range of colours and tones that will compliment both classic and contemporary home interiors. Traditional and natural fur hues such as browns, blacks and whites will give a soft and subtle ambiance that looks great in monochrome, rustic and lodge style interiors. If you prefer a more colourful interior then the synthetic properties of faux fur means that it can be dyed in a multitude of bright and illuminating palettes for a splash of vibrancy and energy.

     

    Throws

    Luxurious faux fur throws are a great way of adding textural and visual aesthetics to your interior space. Throws can be used to add an extra layer of warmth to your bedroom during cold winter months and can be easily matched to your bedroom decor and bedding selection. Alternatively they can be draped across your favourite chair or sofa so you can pour yourself a warm mug of tea and snuggle up and envelop yourself in its soft and sumptuous touch.

     

     

    Cushions

    Cushions are a versatile and functional home accessory that can be easily adapted into any room in your home. With such a vast range of faux fur cushions available on the high street you really will be spoilt for choice. From traditonal square and rectangular faux mink cushions to fun and texturally pleasing fake mohair you can add a scattering of warmth and colour to your bed, sofa or armchair.

     

    DIY

    If you still cannot find the faux fur accessory for you, then fear not! Why not try your hand at a bit of DIY and create your very own personalised masterpiece that can be tailored to your exact requirements.  Draperies and local markets stock hundreds of different fur style fabrics that can be purchased at bargain prices, in large quantities and are perfect for updating or creating new and exciting furniture items. Using a glue gun or staple gun you can add some sumptuous fur upholstery to your favourite stool, armchair or sofa or alternatively why not dust off your sewing machine and create some simple cushion covers, seat pads and curtains for an injection of natural luxury.