Style Guide- Series 3: Colorful Cottage

In the spirit of Spring, I thought it would be fun to explore colorful cottages inside and out.

So what exactly is a cottage and what defines cottage style?

The word “cottage” derives from England and typically referred to a small, one-story with living space on the ground floor with bedrooms in the roofspace. In the US, cottages are smaller homes that are often seen as country or coastal vacation resort dwellings.

I would use “charming” to best describe the cottage style in a single word. Style elements usually include casual and comfy furniture, brightly colored exterior doors and shutters, white picket fences, lots of florals, as well as eclectic and personal accents. The space should evoke coziness and warmth.

Cottage Exteriors

Notice their similar “cottagie” details….painted shutters and doors, small roof space rooms and dormers, shingle or wood siding, picket fences, lush gardens amd quaint porches.

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Colorful Doors

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These spaces incorporate the vibrant colors of blooming flowers!

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 Colorful Cottage Accents

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2 thoughts on “Style Guide- Series 3: Colorful Cottage

  1. Mona says:

    It was so much fun looking at all the cute cottages and wow,the colorful rooms! Even the most “color phobia” person would have to admit the rooms you have shown as examples were so refreshing and beautiful! Can you send me the link on where the decorative trays you posted?..I love the color selection and think I could put one or more to good use in my own home!

    • Hi Mona! Thank you for your continued support!
      The colorful wooden trays are from one of my favorite shopping sites- Joss and Main. Unfortunately though, they have a limited window for purchasing so they are no longer available. I encourage you to still look around their site. You might also want to try your local TJ Maxx HomeGoods store. They often have some colorful treasures….and its fun to search!

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