From the countryside to the coast, cottage-style homes celebrate the scenery and materials that surround them. And while cottage style always evokes feelings of serenity and warmth, it’s not exclusive to a specific region, era, or climate.
Whether you live in a bona fide French cottage or a suburban apartment complex, you can easily infuse your own space with breezy, down-to-earth charm.
Trends in Cottage-Style Furniture
From traditional cottage must-haves to the hottest colors and finishes, we’re sharing eight of our favorite cottage furniture interior design trends to help you achieve this shabby-chic style.
Check out the slideshow below to see which looks we love for cottage-style spaces …
While cottage design is mostly known for its breezy serenity, there are plenty of opportunities to add edge to a cottage-style space.
Industrial elements such as rusted or galvanized finishes, black metal hardware, and reclaimed wood provide a handsome contrast to the light serenity of cottage style.
The cottage design style prioritizes comfort and leisure above all else, so cushions, padding, and upholstery are common elements in cottage-style furniture.
Use an upholstered bench in the living room, dining room, or bedroom to provide stylish additional seating.
When it comes to adding dimension and visual interest to a space, cottage style favors texture over color or pattern.
Combining an upholstered fabric headboard with a wooden bed frame and simple layered bedding adds tons of texture without overwhelming a space.
A nod to sunny skies and clear ocean water, blue is one of the most commonly used hues in the cottage-style color palette.
Go nautical with a deep navy, add brightness with turquoise or teal, or keep the space light and breezy with a paler shade of blue.