Cozy Cottage-Style Bedrooms
Whether your home is a small country cottage or you just want it to feel like one, enjoy a cozy bedroom retreat when you mix calming pastels, pretty florals, and vintage accessories.
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Add depth to a classic white-and-cream cottage palette by playing with texture. Here, an old rug remnant repurposed as artwork provides a rich backdrop for a caned white-painted bed frame, while crisp white sheets perk up when topped with a mix of toile and damask pillows. The simple matte finish on a painted side table takes on an elegant patina when topped with an ornate iron candelabra crowned with petite silk shades.
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Gorgeous in Green
Modern touches like an acrylic bedside table mingle with galvanized tubs filled with extra pillows in this cozy cottage bedroom. Touches of vibrant green appear on the curtains, bedside lamp, and linens to add a hint of fresh color to the otherwise all-white space.
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Piled with natural linens, this cottage bed gets a boost from a framed child's dress above the headboard. Soft neutrals carry throughout for a relaxed rustic look, while natural fabrics and materials contribute snug texture.
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Natural wood accents, including a headboard, rustic bench, flooring, and nightstand, warm up this vibrant cottage bedroom, filled with punchy primary colors. Ticking stripes on the curtains pair with a floral quilt for a touch of subtle pattern.
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A luxe headboard earns statement status for this full-size cottage bed. Its punchy floral print easily blends with modern geometric patterns in a variety of bold colors. Striped floors, painted with latex porch and floor paint, give a fun, tough-as-nails finish.
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A French zinc awning doubles as a fashionable canopy in this cozy cottage bedroom. Chippy paint on the bed frame, side table, and accessories provides pretty patina, while neutral bedding with layers of ruffles adds texture.
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Set a contemporary cottage mood with a tapestry of patterns. The key to this bedroom's fresh vibe is an eclectic mix of traditional and modern prints that don't take themselves too seriously. Upholstered in a seafoam-and-cream toile fabric, the headboard provides a timeless base for geometric sheets and an overscale leaf-motif coverlet. Graphic silhouette-style accent pillows deliver a whimsical exclamation point.
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Outfitted with a charming pair of queen-size bunk beds, each with its own television, this guest bedroom keeps things casual. White furnishings, accented with gray and blue, give the gulfside cottage space carefree spirit.
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This cottage bed's iron frame beckons guests to snuggle under a generous bounty of mismatched linens, including a duvet fashioned from vintage woodland fabric. White-panel walls handily highlight plaid wall sconces.
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An inherited four-poster wood bed adds warmth to layers of white linens in this master bedroom. A secondhand pendant light sparkles over a curvaceous dresser; a white denim slipcover dresses a chair for a mix of pretty and practical.
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A headboard built from vintage closet doors steals the spotlight in this cottage bedroom. A flea market chandelier and wall sconce add French elegance to the space along with plenty of ruffles and a pastel palette of washed-out blues and pinks.
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Soft taupe and cream toile fabric adorns the windows and headboard in this bedroom. An iron chandelier painted the same mocha color as the walls and a carved wooden mirror finished with off-white paint match the romance of the fabric.
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Wrap a bedroom in quintessential cottage character with a painted paneled wood treatment. Instead of the expected beaded board, run a strip of 1-inch-thick molding from floor to ceiling between a room's crown molding and baseboard, leaving a foot between each piece of trim. Paint the walls and trim the same color to achieve an-always-been-there look.
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Soften the edges of a hard bed frame with a simple, romantic canopy treatment. Drape yards of inexpensive sheer white fabric over two swing-arm curtain rods, allowing the fabric to cascade in waterfall style around the headboard. Bunch the fabric together for a full-effect and edge it with white pom-pom trim for a flirty finish.
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Evoke oceanside serenity with crisp turquoise accents layered on a sea of white. Shades of gray found on painted side tables, a striped floor rug, and a cotton throw keep this bedroom's bright palette from floating away.
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A checkered quilt, used as a ceiling-high headboard, introduces instant vintage appeal to this master bedroom. The soft blue of the pattern in the quilt is echoed by chalky milk paint on a primitive armoire and a distressed finish on a curvaceous antique Swedish bench at the foot of the bed.
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In a cottage-style bedroom, it's hard to go overboard with toile. Whether you use a little or a lot, this classic French print exudes a comforting elegance. This bedroom tempers an abundance of toile wallpaper with a bed dressed and crowned in white fabrics. A bed ruffle subtly reintroduces the print down low, bringing the use of the pattern full circle.
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Layers of sky blue and white bedding lend this guest room a warm and welcoming air. A lightly ruffled bed skirt and the scalloped edges of a blanket introduce a simple sweetness that's echoed by silk lampshades and a dreamy sheep rendered in oil paints above the bed.
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Cottage style is all about the mix -- not the match -- as illustrated in this bedroom, where damask-style curtains frame a bed dressed in a pink geometric-pattern duvet that's topped with an assortment of vibrant accent pillows. Vintage side tables and a curvy French bench keep the modern mix of patterns feeling comfortable and cozy.
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