Add some country charm to your kitchen for under £2 {Yes, really!}

Ticking is my absolute favourite fabric pattern. Its timeless, classic and oozes rustic, country charm.

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Via Peony & Sage
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French ticking stripe has been around for 1,000 years, but it never gets old. Originally a utility fabric, it was traditionally used for mattresses and pillow coverings. It commonly has a striped design, in muted colors such as brown, grey or blue, and occasionally red or yellow, against a plain, neutral background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This kitchen is divine. The blend of old and new styles come together perfectly to create a subtly distinctive look. I adore the chicken wire cupboard door detail, the natural, pared-back colour scheme and of course, the use of ticking fabric! Can you imagine sipping a coffee whilst lounging on that window seat watching the world go by? Heaven! and that sage ticking rug? Gorgeous!

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Via Jenny Wolf Interiors

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Jenny Wolf is one of my favourite interior designers and this project ‘Devonshire House’ is an exceptional example of a lot of style in a small amount of space. Have a look at Jenny’s other projects, it’s a great way to while away a rainy afternoon.


I was in Ikea last week and noticed these Signe rugs. They come in a range of colours and at £1.90 they’re incredibly good value, verging on ridiculous frankly! They’re machine washable and a decent size at 55 x 85 cm. Featuring a traditional ticking stripe design with fringed edging, they’re a super affordable way of introducing some county charm in your home.

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Not that a £1.90 purchase needs justifying, but I had wanted a new rug to put under the sink, I currently have a small jute rug, but it’s more like a door mat size really so I was on the hunt for a larger one! Thanks Ikea 🙂

Having a tiled floor in the kitchen, your feet can get a little chilly washing up! With so many hard, flat often cold surfaces in kitchens, it’s nice to soften these finishes with fabrics and a rug adds texture and brings out a kitchen’s cosy side! I chose the grey stripe and it adds a cosy, country vibe.

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I was so pleased with my new purchase, I bought one for the hallway too, and it fits perfectly, how about that!

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I think Frank the sausage dog approves too…

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So what do you think? Would you guess these rugs were from Ikea? Which colour would you go for? I’d love to hear your thoughts so why not leave a comment below.

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