20 Breezy Cottage Bedrooms With Country Charm
Cottage bedrooms should be equal parts relaxing, charming and hardworking, and these 20 spaces from the House & Home archives are exactly that. Breezy enough to invite a good night’s rest and practical enough to sleep multiple guests, these cottage bedrooms are the main ingredient to a rejuvenating weekend in the country. Browse through to get summer decorating ideas for your own bedroom!
Sheer drapes keep this principal bedroom bright throughout the day, while a simple white palette instills a sense of tranquility. Floral linens are a delicate touch.
In this rustic bedroom, a classic Hudson’s Bay point blanket helps enliven a minimalist envelope.
Woodsy side tables bring nature indoors. The bark’s rough texture provides an element of tension against the soft linens.
When we think of cottage bedrooms, breezy white spaces usually come to mind. In her own Prince Edward County, Ontario, cottage, designer Karen Cole eschewed the traditional and furnished her space with eclectic pieces, including a hand-carved headboard from Indonesia.
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In this shared girls’ bedroom, wicker pendant lights and a jute rug keep the space from feeling too precious and inject a welcome hit of natural materials.
While we’d much rather cool down lakeside at the cottage, ceiling fans (like the one shown here) help counteract hot summer weather and make for a restful sleep.
When this cozy Muskoka cottage reaches full capacity, a Murphy bed can be pulled down to create an extra sleeping space. A custom unit provides ample storage.
Perfect for cottages where children congregate to spend their summer, this quartet of built-in bunk beds are sure to inspire some amazing sleepovers.
Trundle beds are a great alternative to bunk beds, and are just as space-efficient. In this children’s bedroom, twin units sit flush against the wall (with extra beds tucked away in the pull-outs underneath) meaning there’s still plenty of space to hang out with friends.
Though the furnishings in this children’s room skew toward the traditional, the space feels up to date thanks to a fresh palette. A watery blue envelope nods to this cottage’s lakeside location, while a fire-engine red bunk bed injects a hit of spunk.
To ensure that wraparound views of the Pacific Ocean were the hero of this Preston Island, British Columbia, bedroom, homeowner Martha Sturdy opted for a minimalist look. A marble-inspired headboard and side tables add a note of polish while keeping with the natural theme.
Tucked under the eaves with only five-and-a-half feet of clearance, this loft-like bedroom is sure to be a favorite among children.
Leafy-green fabrics accented with bright pops of blue give this guest bedroom a playful, inviting feel. A graphic rug and floral throw pillows add interest with pattern.
In this shared guest bedroom, a pair of vintage blankets — one from Hudson’s Bay, one found in Sweden — feel like a set without being too matchy-matchy. Plywood panels that run along the wall and ceiling give the space natural appeal.
“The trick to using several patterns in one room is to keep the colors consistent and differ the scale,” explains designer Kate Stuart. In this bedroom, a daring palette of red, white and grey temper traditional furnishings and lend the space a fresh, youthful feel.
One of the most popular ways to give a space classic cottage style is to install shiplap panelling on the walls (and ceiling, too!). Here, it lends subtle texture to a principal bedroom.
So that your cottage doesn’t feel dated in a few years, furnish bedrooms with a mix of styles. Here, contemporary bedding is balanced with vintage pieces, including an elegant chandelier and trad side tables.
Patterned linens on the bed, lounge chair and pouf add dimension to this principal bedroom. A clean white envelope ensures that the space still feels serene and sophisticated.
When it came to decorating this shared space, designer Margot Austin kept the original pine bunkbeds and updated the look with plaid throws and mod sconces.
Says the owner of this cottage: “This armoire was originally made in France by a father who gifted it to his daughter when she got married and left home. It works here because it’s a little piece of art on its own.” We couldn’t agree more!