A style that has remained popular throughout time is the country cottage look. Whether it is something that feels warm and homely, reminds us of our grandparents, or simply transports us to a simpler time where we felt closer to nature, this is a style that is not going anywhere.
If you want to recreate this style in your own home, here are a few ways to do this…
Kitchen Style – The kitchen is a good place to focus on – traditional wooden units, as well as a range style cooker like a Rayburn makes the kitchen look striking, as well as being practical. Having storage like shelving on the walls, as well as places to hang your pots and pans will also give you that look of a cottage style kitchen.
Use Natural Features – Features made in traditional materials that give you the look of an older home are a great way to add style to your house. Oak trusses like these www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-trusses/ are a great way to get this style, as are things like wood burners, which give you that cosy feeling on a winter’s night and add a focal point to the room.
Create the Perfect Entrance – The entrance is a place that you want to focus on – if you think about a traditional cottage, the flowers that decorate the door are a key part of the perfect entrance. Wisteria and climbing honeysuckle are traditionally plants that are associated with a cottage so grow some around your entrance.
Focus on Furniture – The furniture that you use in your home will have a huge impact on the style and look of the room. Furniture that is older is a good choice – you can often pick up older furniture inexpensively from auctions that you can find all over the country, just check in your area for when the next one is.
Flowers and Natural Prints – Whether in the bedroom or in the living room, floral prints and chintz is a style that will always be associated with a traditional country cottage. This is a great way to add the look to your home – Laura Ashley is the obvious place to go to for this sort of style and can be used for bedding and curtains.