I have always close hung pictures and prints at home and we have also done it in the country. It works both in a town house and a country house. In the shop we do the same.
Here in English designer Anouska Hempel's country house the walls are covered in marvellous framed antique prints as shown in the April issue of Architectural Digest.
The bathroom is also hung with antique sporting prints
Below old framed photographs surround the mirror in our bathroom in the country
An assortment of travel prints are hung above the bath in this image from the May issue of House & Garden showing an English country house
A curious collection of framed braces and suspenders, part of a 19th century French travelling sales man's collection make for a great look, shown here in our house in the country. Framed in hand painted cream and pale blue frames.
For that all British, or to be more precise, Scottish look, these coloured 19th century prints of Scottish Clansmen framed in faux rosewood frames with ebonised corner pieces with ivory coloured pyramids would make great decoration. To see them all click on the image below
and if you feel that a little more of that classic English look is what you are after we have a set of twelve 18th century armourial prints framed in ebonised frames