Country Cottage Design Style
Although this particular design style originated in English countryside households, you don’t have to be living in England on a rolling hillside to pull off the country cottage design look in your home!
It’s a look that’s popularly used when people are decorating their cabins by the lake to give an old-fashioned, cozy appearance to their vacation space.
However, people are also incorporating the grandmother-approved style into their own homes, wanting the same comforting appeal they get when they visit the old cabin or Granny herself!
North America was introduced to the country cottage design by the arrival of British aristocrats from across the Atlantic. When these aristocrats began to construct their very own country cottages from simple materials like brick, mud, or stone, North Americans took notice of the charming, quaint interiors the British put together inside their homes. To them, the country cottage style was all about simplicity, yet class at the same time.
Get the country cottage style into your home by starting with the wall colour. What colours represent country cottage? Consider anything pale and fresh, like cream, soft blue or neutral green. The following paint samples are from Benjamin Moore:
Furnishings made from lighter shades of wood are ideal for a country cottage home. Unfinished pine, maple, or oak is a perfect selection, or any piece that’s been painted a fresh bright white.
Floral patterns are seen a lot in the country cottage style. There are many ways you can incorporate a floral pattern into your home – through drapes, rugs, sofa slips, cushions, tapestries – the list goes on!
What are some more popular features concerning country cottage?
Bay window seating
A large wall featuring plenty of shelving to display books, knickknacks, and fresh flowers
Lace – whether it’s hanging from the beds or the windows
Beaded board on the walls
Wall art featuring wildlife, maps, or antique family photos
So if you’ve been wanting a delightful, pleasing atmosphere in your living space that simply says “home”, why not try out the country cottage design style?
Nicolette Interior Design Diva