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Ways to Create a Charming Country Cottage

Country Cottage Porch

Rooted in a pastoral lifestyle, country decorating introduces simplicity, utility and warmth to any home. Furniture with worn finishes, eclectic mix of fabrics, and lots of cool flea market scores give a country home its relaxed, comfortable feel. How can you get this popular home décor style yourself? Let’s explore a few easy ways that will help you bring the beautiful country cottage charm to your home.

Lived-In Foyers & Back Entries

Country Cottage Back Entry | Paint + Pattern

Nothing is more country than hats on the wall, wild flowers in a jar and a pair of canvas slippers on a tile floor. Accentuate your foyers with a rustic wooden bench, iron coat hooks and a wall shelf with pretty jute or cane storage baskets. It is the worn and weathered look that makes these back-entires so inviting, don’t worry if everything is not neatly placed.

Eclectic Living Rooms 

Country Cottage Living Room | Paint + Pattern

Country living rooms are usually a collection of mismatched, yet comfortable furniture and fabrics. Accessorize with flea market scores, heirlooms, primitive treasures and faded posters from local farms offer a laid back country feel to your room decor. You can also repurpose salvaged garden finds like pressed leaves, flowers, feathers, horse shoe and more.

Rustic Kitchen 

Country Cottage Kitchen | Paint + Pattern

A cottage kitchen is always bright and cheery, frequently outfitted with clean cabinetry. Open shelf space for dishes is an extremely common functional feature of a rustic country kitchen. You can use a farmhouse sink or an old table repurposed as a kitchen island to add that personalized character indicative of cottage style.

Cozy Bedrooms

Country Cottage Bedroom | Paint + Pattern

Pair a wrought iron- or dark wood bed-frame with striped furnishings in muted blues, grays or reds to create a cozy country bedroom. Shear drapes and slip-covered chairs finish the look.

It’s the little details that really give a room its style. As long as your home décor is laid back, with nothing too perfect or precious, the country style will sing out of each nook and corner!

Stenciling and other decorative paint treatments easily replicate country style décor. Royal Design Studio offers several stencil patterns in various sizes to help you complete the look for your home.

We hope you enjoyed browsing through this post and found helpful tips to give your home a Country Cottage Charm. Looking for more ideas? Our Inspired by American Design Pinterest board is bursting with inspiration on cheerful country style home décor.

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