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I am so excited to share this Cottage Style Home Tour! It has been a while since I shared a tour that isn’t holiday based, and we have done so many updates within the past few years that I felt like it was time!
Today’s cottage style home tour will cover most of the first floor of our 1930’s home. We have lived here over 10 years now, and have made so many improvements along the way. If you are new here, I encourage you to take a look at our Before & After to see just how far we have come!
What is a cottage style home?
It can be so hard to determine your personal design style, but I have definitely narrowed mine down to a country cottage style, specifically English Cottage Inspired. According to Google, a cottage style home “tends to be a small, cozy home” which is exactly the aesthetic I lean towards with my decor.
I love cozy, neutral colors and design choices, and I also tend to have very simple and minimalistic decor.
Cottage Style Home Tour
As you walk into our home, you will first see our small entryway area. So much has happened in this space, and I love how it has come together. I go into a lot more details on this space and all of the recent updates we have done in this blog post.
The warm tones of the reclaimed barn beams, and the painted trim against our white walls really brings the cottage style into our home as you enter.
I currently have this space decorated with minimal spring decor touches, a few straw hats, jean jackets, baskets and faux flowers. I have my thrifted three tier basket in my entryway all year round and it is still one of my favorite thrifted finds to date!
From our entryway, you enter into our living room with the main feature in my opinion being our fireplace. We completely refinished this with surrounding built ins, Airstone, and a reclaimed barn beam mantle. Our fireplace is so different from when we purchased our home, and once again I love that it is now the focal point of this space.
We recently painted our living room walls white with painted trim and you can find all of our paint colors here. I love the cozy feel the painted built-ins and trim brings to this living space so much.
Of course I also love our refinished hardwood floors which we did start to finish ourselves last year. This was a huge project, full of trial and error choosing a stain we loved, but I shared the entire process here and we are in love with how they turned out.
Most of the pieces in this space were either found at antique stores or thrifting. I love combining different wood tones to bring in even more warmth and cottage style to my home.
Below I carried the warmer wood tones into my woven roller shades as well, which we have had over 6 years and I still love them in this space and throughout the rest my home.
From the living room, you can enter through french doors into our sunroom, which is a space we use daily. We finished our sunroom recently, insulating it, painting it and adding custom built-ins.
Our dining room space also comes off of the living room and leads into our kitchen. I have switched around furniture in this area so many times within the last year, from switching hutches, to side tables to dining room chairs. I am still not completely sure on everything yet, but I will keep playing with it until it comes together perfectly.
For now, I have a small table I refinished on the far wall between my DIY shelves which feature most of my Pfalztgraff collection. The table sits underneath a window mirror that I also refinished as a fun project last year.
My husband built our dining room table out of reclaimed wood and I am absolutely in love with it. We have a facebook marketplace hutch I painted a while ago in the corner, which also features more of my Pfalztgraff collection.
This room is decorated with a few spring touches as well, similar to those I used in other spaces. Faux flowers, galvanized metal, lighter linens and baskets are some of my favorite spring decor items.
You enter into our kitchen off of the dining space and of course I love that your eye is immediately drawn to the reclaimed beams and faux stone wall. We also added a reclaimed beam above our range as well, and I love the warm cottage style tones they bring into our bright kitchen.
Touches of copper, antique wooden utensils and the warm tones of baskets all pull this cottage style kitchen together. Of course there are a few spring decor touches here as well with the faux flowers and lighter linens.
As you can see, even with the updates we have made to our home, I have tried to stay true to the cottage style as best as I could.
As much as I love to share my home and my decor choices with you, once again I am not an interior designer. My husband and I just purchased a home we both love very much and we have put so much work into it to make it what is is today.
I shared so many design choices that I felt helped to create our cottage style home, and what I love about this style is that it can be very budget friendly. I wrote this blog post specifically on English Cottage Style Elements that Won’t Break the Bank that outlines so many different ways to achieve this look in your own home.
What do you think about all of our cottage style updates friends? Did you enjoy this tour? I would love to know in the comments. As always, thank you for your never ending support.