What’s Your Style? Country Cottage

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It’s finally that time of year, where you start planning those summer cottage trips! You want your space to be gorgeous, homey and welcoming. A quaint, country cottage is the perfect style!

 

Overview

 

A country cottage look falls between the contemporary and rustic styles; taking the bright and airy feel of contemporary, and the weathered coziness of rustic design. Find the best of both worlds here, and you’ve got yourself a quaint cottage.

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Layout

 

This look can be pulled off in a large or small room. While it should feel sunny and bright, it doesn’t need to be expansive. You still want a cozy feel. Aiming for a happy medium is best, but you can work with whatever you’ve got!

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Materials

 

Beadboard. Beadboard. Beadboard. Did we mention beadboard? It’s a huge element to the country cottage style, as it blends in a rustic finish with a modern touch.

Similarly, wood and metals work great here too, thanks to their natural vintage feel. Mix these materials with patterned and vibrant fabrics.

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Surfaces

 

Beadboard. Beadboard. Beadboard. Did we mention beadboard? It’s a huge element to the country cottage style, as it blends in a rustic finish with a modern touch.

Similarly, wood and metals work great here too, thanks to their natural vintage feel. Mix these materials with patterned and vibrant fabrics.

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Colours

 

Go vibrant and keep it sunny! White is often used a base, but bright yellows, greens, blues and reds keep the space feeling exciting. Wood stains should be on the medium to light side as well. Whether it’s in the furniture, on the walls, or a part of your finishes, really experiment with colour on this one.

Stay in the pastel and warm tones, as opposed to electric, or darker colours.

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Furniture/Appliances/Hardware

 

Stainless steel is the exception to every style; it’s found its way into all of them. Vintage or white appliances work just as well in country cottage kitchens though.

Wood, craftsman furniture is a highlight to this style too, with that popular distressed or weathered finishing. For hardware, consider a dark, rustic metal.

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Décor/Finishing

 

Minimalism isn’t necessary with this style, in terms of décor, but don’t let things get too cluttered either. With this style, too many items can start to look messy.

Keep an eye out for artwork and vintage pieces that make you think of farms and cottages: metal watering cans, mason jars, flowers, straw/wicker, animals, etc. See what clever ways you can come up with to allude to country life!

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Is this the style you imagine when you’re dreaming about a cottage-filled summer? Let’s make it happen! The sooner you give us a call, the sooner you can kick back and relax.

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