Rustic Cottage design is best used in properties that are small of stature and high in character. Cottages are arguably at their best when styled in a quaint manner and have a rustic and homely feel to the interior. The small rooms normally boast exposed wood beams and low ceilings, roughly plastered or bare stone walls and deep set windows. Not forgetting creaking stairs, uneven floors and low doors you’re bound to hang your head on from time to time.
In Rustic Cottage design you would expect to find an open fireplace to warm the home, Rustic detailing with many pieces of crockery, handmade bedspreads, oil and water colour paintings and warm furnishings throughout. It’s the combination of each of these elements that work to capture the feeling and style of a rustic cottage. Use our stone slips or panels to clad a fireplace, living room/hallway wall, kitchen splash back or bedroom feature wall to help add rustic cottage character into any space.
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In achieving rustic cottage style it’s important that the property owner or designer ensures the spaces are fit for chosen purpose. Making design choices that are as much about comfort as they are about grace and beauty. Furnishings have a huge role to play in every room, along with treasured possessions and decoration. Metals, glass, stone, wood, ceramics and fabrics are all examples of materials that will help achieve a genuine rustic allure that is simple but with homespun charm.
Simplicity is key. The rustic cottage style has no need for unnecessary clutter. Simple furnishings and objects, preferably handmade and of rustic but excellent quality, are the order of the day. There is less of an emphasis on decoration and ornamentation. Room decoration should be chosen as much for functionality as aesthetic appeal. Farm sales, car boot sales and vintage markets are all places in which to seek and find furnishings and pieces suitable for rustic cottage style. Normally it’s with trial and error you find a successful and beautiful rustic cottage aesthetic for your home.