Lovely and Quaint Cottage Decorating Ideas


Quaint Sitting Area

Planks from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore line the sitting-room ceiling in this renovated cottage. The homeowner was inspired to turn cow-feed sifters found at the Round Top Antiques Fair into artful sconces with burlap fringe.


Sunny Breakfast Nook

This New York cottage‘s beadboard-panelled breakfast nook features Eames chairs bought at a Brooklyn stoop sale and a farm table the owner made with salvaged wood.


Vibrant Bedroom

In the master bedroom of this Catskills home, sunny-yellow paint and an exuberant green-and-white print enlivens the small space. The low-pitched roof created a seemingly unusable three-foot-high gap on each side of the room. A carpenter was contracted to fill one side with bookshelves, and the other with cabinets and storage drawers.


Vintage Bathroom

This bathroom of a Maine country cottage boasts a circa-1900 amoeba etching; a cut-paper image of Mao Tse-tung; and a pen-and-ink drawing by a friend. Equally alluring: the cast-iron radiator from Architectural Antiques.


Rustic Living Room

While this Connecticut cottage’s living room’s upholstered furniture is white, the sofa and chairs are also purposefully deconstructed, with tufted fronts and exposed burlap-and-wood backs. A settee and two armchairs by Restoration Hardware cozy up to a Zentique coffee table. The boat propeller and oil paintings are secondhand scores.


By: Country Living