Ok, so what is it exactly? Well, as the cottage is associated with relaxing days doing very little, the style is all about casual, cozy and comfy design. It’s also a frame of mind, which is why some have adopted this look at home.
Wherever it’s incorporated though, envision vintage or re-purposed items mixed with new necessities. The more organic the better!
The colour palette is one of earthy tones, with the occasional splash of colour, all of which are usually found in weathered hues.
Being surrounded by an assortment of cherished possessions, including photos, books, travel mementos etc, adds a touch of hominess.
Mix in some natural materials like, warm wood, metal or stone as well as some outdoorsy items (antlers are optional) and voila, a charming, rustic retreat.
Now all you have to do is enjoy!
Peter Oudejans, founder of OUDEJANS INTERIORS, provides feedback on his latest projects as well as highlighting exciting trends in the world of interior design.