How to Design a Traditional English Room Inspired by Country Homes

Have you ever swooned at the sight of traditional English country homes in movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, or Four Weddings and a Funeral? You can bring the Traditional English Country Home aesthetic to your own house with our tips!

What Does Traditional English Mean in Interior Design?

Traditional English country homes are both luxurious and cozy; stylish and functional; textured and timeless. Architectural Digest shows that these homes can bring together centuries of ornate design styles with “a mélange of Tudor, Queen Anne, and Georgian” elements.

Furniture in the Traditional English design style is characterized by:

  • Graceful silhouettes
  • Elegant, ornamental designs
  • Muted, pastel, and neutral colors
  • Plenty of patterns, especially floral

Keep reading to learn about our favorite locally sourced pieces that bring traditional English sophistication into your home.

Traditional English Country Home Sofas in the Bay Area

You can visit our Sofa Creations showrooms in San Francisco and San Rafael to get inspiration for your Traditional English Country Home interior design, or we can design a completely custom piece for your home. Here are some of our favorite classic English sofas and sectionals:

  • Austin Sofa — This classic silhouette will always be fashionable, complete with welted seams, graceful curving arms, and stylish tapered legs.
  • Carson Sectional — The European-inspired Carson chaise sectional has simple, clean lines with extra-comfy cushions.
  • Chandler Sofa — The Chandler’s tasteful curves bring character and charm to any room.
  • Chesterfield Sofa — The Chesterfield is a true English classic. Legend has it that the fourth Earl of Chesterfield in England cast the vision for the first ever Chesterfield sofa in the 16th century.
  • Dayton Sofa — If you want a more subtle, simplistic aesthetic, you’ll love the Dayton’s minimalistic look.
  • MD Sectional — The MD L-shaped sectional is very practical, seating an entire family with plush, country-inspired cushions.
  • Trevor Sofa — Inspired by the Chesterfield silhouette, the Trevor is tufted in a delicate, waffle-shaped pattern.
  • Victoria Sofa and Victoria Sectional — The Victoria brings an air of English royalty to your home with its deep diamond tufting and the classically designed shape.

We personalize every sofa, sleeper, and sectional for each individual customer, so we can customize any of these pieces according to your preferred colors, dimensions, and style.

Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite local home goods stories that have even more Traditional English Country Home designs you’ll love!

Where to Find Traditional English and Country Home Furniture in the Bay Area

Whether you need to deck out your living room, bedroom, or another room in your home with Traditional English Country Home pieces, we think you’ll agree these local Bay Area shops have the goods:

  • Cowhide Rug from Hudson Grace in San Francisco — No English manor is complete without a beautiful pelt or two.
  • English Barrel Chairs from MARCH in San Francisco — These handsome, nailhead antique chairs traveled through time from the 1900s just for your living room.
  • English Bar Stools from MARCH in San Francisco — Another antique find, these 1930s bar stools bring a geometric shape to your room.
  • Refectory Table from MARCH in San Francisco — This antique table was inspired by 17 century English designs and is even made with English oak.
  • Mahogany and Brass Chest from S16 in the Bay Area — This 19th century chest would be perfect for your bedroom, or even work as a unique TV stand in your living space.
  • Buffet Table from Sierra Living Concepts in the Bay Area — Inspired by the European countryside, this buffet table will look great in your foyer or dining room.

Where to Find Traditional English and Country Home Accessories in the Bay Area

Need to finish your room design with a few more accessories and home goods? Check out our favorite Traditional English Country Home pieces from local Bay Area stores:

  • Tall Vase from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — Outfitted in the earthy, neutral tones characteristic of English Country Home designs, this tall vase is the perfect addition to a table centerpiece or bookshelf.
  • Table Lantern from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — This rustic glass lantern is ready to light up your indoor or outdoor space.
  • Platter from Hudson Grace in San Francisco — This vintage 1960s platter is reminiscent of traditional English luxury.
  • Vintage Velvet Pillows from Anthem in San Francisco — Speaking of luxury, check out these plush, corded pillows that are the definition of chic.
  • Table Lamp from Anthem in San Francisco — You won’t be able to get enough of the dramatic silhouette of this porcelain lamp.
  • Scallop Bowl — Use this ornate bowl as a serving dish or decorative piece of art in any room of the house.

About Sofa Creations — California’s Custom-Made Furniture Company

We’ve been California’s most trusted family-run custom furniture company since 2010. We love working with clients like you to design the perfect custom-made sofa, sectional, or sleeper sofa for your home. Please contact us to learn more about our customization process, or visit us in San Francisco or San Rafael to see some of our favorite styles in person.

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