Country Cottage Charm

Country Cottage home decor is filled with appealing traces of the past, the nostalgic country cottage shows as simple, practical and cheerful. Inspired by old bygone days it is easy to create in your home today.

Charming storage needy country cottages are often seen with vintage storage cabinets, rustic cupboards and antique wood armoires that store essentials. Even though your home has built-in storage, vintage furniture pieces carry an aesthetic charm. Store linens in a vintage iron strap wooden trunk that serves as a coffee table as well. Display pretty country artifacts and everyday essentials in open bookcases built from old mid century doors and wrought iron. Hide gadgets and electronic behind the doors of a weathered patina cabinet.

Old woods that have stood the test of time and seen generations go by carry the beauty of age. The comfort from the earthy woods and furniture that shows hints of the past, warm muted colors and repeated washed textures of the carved consoles and old door media chests give a lived in feel.

The color palette for your rooms is warm, muted and gentle, as if fading over time. Creamy whitewashed doors and subtle yellows a brighter version in the distressed ochre coffee table with floral curtains and you are almost there. Hard-used doors show many coats of paint with nicks and chips and worn edges.Intimate comfy spaces for conversation, a daybed with old pashmina wool blankets makes a wonderful addition. Use old room dividers or doors as headboards and keep linen simple with white quilts.

Handloom cotton bedspreads and patchwork pillows add to a casual mood. Sturdy wood floors and a veranda triple arch lining the porch add cottage-style architectural detail. Hand crafted baskets or rusted metal buckets hold supplies. A swing in the porch provides extra seating and potted plants everywhere bursting with flowers give the warm homely touch.

Quiet and simple is a character of country cottage, avoid layering and keep windows bare as well as floors. No fuss and simple sitting on a rugged old door dining table with iron chairs, flowers from your garden are the only accent needed.

Accessorize with faded textiles and graphic displays from local business, old farm stands and oxcart benches. Antique doors and windows have a rustic old elegance displayed near a sculpture or a water fountain. Country living and cottage charm blended with relaxed lived in casual charm.