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Country Cottage Chic: Wallpaper & Border Guide

Author: Home Flair Decor


Are you one of the thousands of lucky people in the UK to own a charming and picturesque cottage?

Surrounded by delightful countryside views and breathtaking scenery, a cottage can offer many Britons a fresh escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

If you own a rural retreat, here is an expert guide to achieving the perfect, cosy cottage decor. Think warm shades and rustic textures...

Cottage Floral

This pretty floral border will blossom any home and add a touch of delicacy to otherwise plain walls.

Also available in floral blue, they are perfect for living rooms and bedrooms to bring the great outdoors, indoors.

If you would prefer peonies, roses or poppies, here is the rest of our vast range of  floral borders but here are some top picks below:

Vintage Tea Pots

This vintage print can take you away from everyday life to a bygone era of tea rooms and the ceremony of afternoon tea.

These delicately detailed and charming tea pots would look scrumptious in your kitchen or dining area; and if you have other colours in your decor, you can easily colour the teapots to customise your decor as it is also available in gold/soft taupe and blue/white.

So pop the kettle on and feast your eyes on this magnificent wallpaper, straight out of Alice & Wonderland! (Almost.)

Rustic Tiled Kitchen

No country kitchen is complete without rustic tiles, but you don’t have to go the whole nine yards to achieve this rural feel.

Why not opt for a tile effect, highly washable wallpaper that simulates tiling for high humidity areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms.

This classic ‘Subway’ tile is in a cool white tone but it’s also available in matching red, black and teal. And the warm beige tone tile below is perfect to add character to your cottage.

 Click here for our vast range of designer wallpapers for kitchens and bathrooms.


Gingham Checks



Part of the Playground Collection from P+S International, the 6th largest wallpaper producer worldwide, this Pale Pink Gingham Check Wallpaper is simply gorgeous.

Checks are very popular in cottage decor, especially in France, and this product is also available in sky blue, navy blue, bright pink, coffee and beige.


Country Fruit

Get the perfect country kitchen with these fabulous fruit decorative borders. Ideal for a vintage, traditional feel, they almost look good enough to eat!

Don’t forget to team this with farmhouse chic accessories including jam jars and hanging fruit baskets.

Animal Themed

Quirky Flying Ducks Wallpaper Neutral by Ideco Home for GranDeco

When in the countryside, you will probably find yourself amongst many farm animals including ducks, sheep, horses, chickens and cows to name just a few.

Why not incorporate a soft, beautiful animal theme into your cottage? The flying ducks pictured above are charming but the skies the limit with possibilities…

So there you have some top wallpaper and border ideas to get a nostalgic country cottage feel. For more tips and advice, check out the rest of our blog as well as the rest of our Wallpaper collection.

Stay tuned for our next post where we’ll share our top tips for Country Cottage Living Room Accessories. Hint hint, think tweed weighted character doorstops!