Cottage Style Rooms

Dreaming about the soft and appealing looks of cottage style? You're sure to find elements to add to your cottage home -- real or imagined.


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Cottage Kitchen

    A spring green center island makes food prep and serving a breeze. Saddle-style stools are perfect to sit on and grab quick lunches and snacks. Low-maintenance hickory hardwood floors stand up to foot traffic, spills, and sandy feet.

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Pure and Simple

    This living room is a study in white, with photos, baskets, and a rug adding texture and subtle contrast. Fresh flowers are a must-have in every cottage-style room.

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All-American Appeal

    Combining rosy-red gingham, cool blue mattress-ticking, and crisp white walls, this cottage living room exudes patriotism. Chicken-topped ceramic canisters and a lamp fashioned from an old cream pail keep the look full of surprises.

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Gently Aged

    Distressed white finishes act as instant equalizers in this cottage dining room, making a hefty table, spindle-back chairs, a glass-front sideboard, and a once-gold chandelier coexist harmoniously.

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Bright Dinette

    A 1950s-era laminate table and vinyl chairs set this cottage kitchen's vivid color scheme, which includes white, turquoise, and red. The overall look is one of fun and whimsy.

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Rugged Elegance

    This cottage breakfast room has eclectic style. Antique chairs pull up to a table covered in rustic burlap. Silver and crystal serving pieces add sophistication and glam.

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Layered Bedding

    In a cottage guest room, a painted iron bed is piled high with red, white, and blue linens. The homeowners layered a floral dust ruffle, cornflower blue and white sheets, and red gingham comforter with a vintage quilt and plaid and striped pillow cases. An embroidered "Home Sweet Home" pillow tops off the look.

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Beachy Blue

    A chandelier dripping with crystals and an arched window add formal flair in this cottage living room, where gingham slipcovers, flea-market finds, and a huge shell collection abound.

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Old-Fashioned Bath

    A claw-foot bathtub gives this cottage bathroom vintage style. A freestanding mirror, antique fan, and stacks of freshly laundered white towels provide additional comfort.

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Black and White

    Bright white beaded board softens a dark and modern vanity. Identical sinks, mirrors, and light fixtures add balance to this country cottage bathroom.

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French Front Porch

    An upholstered French loveseat beckons guests to linger on this cottage front porch, which overflows with containers of foxglove and delphinium.

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Traditional Country Style

    This dining room hutch offers abundant storage options for linens, silverware, and dishes. The table is covered in a bright white tablecloth with red gingham place mats. Vintage floral sheets become delightful chair covers.

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Natural Setting

    This cottage kitchen features open shelving and glass-front cabinetry that stow dinnerware and showcase selected pieces.

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Shabby Chic

    Distressed doors form the base of the platform bed in this cottage-style bedroom. A worn and weathered antique mantel, topped with large-scale letters, serves as an impromptu headboard.

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Sweet Dreams

    In a mattress-striped guest room, a new gingham shade tops an antique jug lamp while a reproduction alarm clock hangs from an iron headboard. Missing dresser drawer-pulls were replaced by knotted fabric.

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Country Comfort

    A checkered quilt is used as a ceiling-high headboard in this master bedroom. A curvaceous distressed Swedish antique positioned at the foot of the bed and a dangling chandelier give the room a casually elegant air.

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Luxury and Comfort

    Floral sheets shirred on an antique screen and mounted to the wall make a blossoming headboard. Chocolate brown, warm gold, and white with touches of rose is the warm and rich color palette in this cottage bedroom.

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Cozy Bath

    An antique mirror and curvy sconces bring a vintage feel this bathroom, where the homeowner installed hexagon-tile flooring and a pedestal sink to evoke another era.

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Inviting Entrance

    This dynamic entry combines an old-fashioned coat rack, a simple Craftsman-style plant stand, and horizontally oriented beaded board.

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Cottage Solutions

    Hinged shutters framed with molding look a like vintage storage cabinet in this cozy dining room when closed, but the piece actually masks an unattractive air conditioner.

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Wicker Works

    This texture-filled space has a cottage look with white bookshelves and accessories mixed with a few pale neutrals. Wicker chairs and the rock fireplace add interest to a neutral rug and sedate sofa.

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Simply Perfect

    In a look that's straight out of an upscale home furnishing catalog, the white beaded board wall, pedestal sink, and silver sconces spell cottage style with a hint of elegance.

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Bathroom Chic

    Make bathtime lots of fun with a vintage claw-foot tub, wire basket towel holders, pale wall color, and a shelf unit that's rustic and distressed.

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All Curves

    This room is all about pretty, feminine details, including a curvy headboard and romantic chandelier. A plethora of pillows, rustic twigs, and floral details add a cottage feel.

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