Timeless and beautiful, cottage kitchens exemplify an inviting and relaxed setting. Cottage style kitchens tend to be more feminine in appearance than their slightly more rustic country style counterparts.
Antique white cabinets, a vintage stove, a farmhouse sink, and peach-colored walls give this delightful little kitchen its cottage charm.
Design Features: Cottage style kitchens often include a white farm sink, simple moldings, plate rails, and white painted cabinets. Whether shiny and smooth or weathered and worn, every part should be easy to care for and never fussy. Bead board cabinets, wainscoting, a subway tile backsplash, and touchable country accents all contribute to the cozy comfort of the cottage lifestyle.
Everyday Living: The kitchen is the heart of a home. It is where families and friends gather and where memories are made. Every angle of a cottage style kitchen is meant to be welcoming, seen, and used. Many cottage dwellers display their daily dishes and collectible pottery in open shelf cabinets.
Setting the Space: Natural light coming from windows overlooking your yard will add a sense of serenity to the space. A simple hood or apron sink can create a focal point in the room. Add a breakfast table or a comfy place to sit to make your space more welcoming to guests. Try decorating with country-style dishes, an old clock, rustic furniture, or chests from another room to make the kitchen design uniquely yours.
Kitchen Design Photos: Below are some pictures of kitchens in the cottage style. Take notes of what you like, and keep a journal of your own kitchen design ideas. If you enjoy the beauty and simplicity of the cottage style, be sure to take a look at our gallery of country kitchens as well. Enjoy the photos!