16 Breezy White Cottage Decorating Ideas For A Restful Retreat
Time spent at the cottage is all about a simpler life, away from the city. Create a space to ease you into relaxation mode the moment you step through the door with breezy, white decor that lets nature take center stage. Click through for ideas to inspire your own tranquil getaway.
In this modern cottage, floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning panoramic views of the rocky shoreline. A modern-yet-minimalist design ensures that the view is always the main attraction.
Tucked neatly under a ceiling peak, this simple work station looks toward the stunning natural landscape of B.C.’s Pender Island.
Black-framed windows lend visual weight to this guest bedroom’s relaxed light blue-and-white palette.
Natural textiles are a warm addition in this modern living space. A fireplace ensures that trips to the cottage are kept cozy well into cooler months.
A white envelope keeps this bedroom feeling breezy, despite the high-contrast palette. Abstract artwork brings a contemporary look to the rustic clapboard wall.
Designer Carrie McCarthy took her cottage’s beautiful sight lines into consideration when designing the great room’s large French doors, which lead outward to the patio.
A low-profile bed ensures that this room’s gorgeous waterfront views remain unobstructed. Soft linens and a Bertoia chair keep the space comfortable and inviting.
Designer Marko Simcic draped a sheepskin over this wicker rocking chair for added comfort. Textured elements, like a woven storage basket and a barely-there macramé wall hanging, add natural warmth.
Orange leather pulls on the kitchen cabinets (background) are a juicy pop of color in this all-white, open-concept space. Contrast piping on the living room sofa accentuates its shape.
Pops of purple read as youthful in this spare, whitewashed bedroom. A wardrobe rack is a simple substitute for a closet.
Black metal accents stand out against this guest bedroom’s white walls, while pillows and a framed textile add interest with pattern. A high-placed window keeps the room bright throughout the day.
In the same cottage, a row of horizontally-displayed butterfly artwork adds a small splash of color. Rustic wood side tables bring an element of the outdoors in.
To make this cottage “lighter, brighter and more comfortable,” designer Margot Austin gave it a fresh lick of white paint. Earthy green and blue accents nod to the home’s location in the Kawarthas, while old boat propellers mounted on the wall make for a quirky feat.
Dark hardwood floors and an unfinished pine table give this bathroom a raw appeal. Brass hardware complements the warm, parchment-toned map.
A pair of campaign chests that sit just under the windows ensure the verdant forest view isn’t compromised. Striped blue-and-white bedsheets and a display of old paddles play up the cottage’s lakeside location.
A soaring vaulted ceiling gives this modestly-decorated bedroom wow factor. Mounted antlers introduce a sculptural element.