Country-Cottage Kitchen Ideas

Choose your colours carefully
When designing a country kitchen, homeowners will often opt for white as a focus colour. This can make the room look more spacious, but if you want to add some real style and personality to your kitchen, use brighter colours — but just make sure you're restrained.
Use patterns to add interest
Plaid blankets and tweed might come to mind at the mention of country style, but there are far more patterns that can be included in the design of your new kitchen. Stripes, florals, and woodland and farm animal prints will all look delightful against a rustic backdrop.
Add antique details
If you don't want your country kitchen to have too much of a modern look, adding some antique details will give it a more traditional and lived-in feel.
Choose your colours carefully
When designing a country kitchen, homeowners will often opt for white as a focus colour. This can make the room look more spacious, but if you want to add some real style and personality to your kitchen, use brighter colours — but just make sure you're restrained.

Country-Cottage Bathroom Ideas

Natural Materials
The soapstone countertop, wood paneled walls, and antique sink all work together this give the bathroom in this beautiful house a less refined look and feel.
Country White
The texture of the tongue-and-groove planks in this 161-year-old Wisconsin grain mill keeps the all-white palette from feeling too crisp or cold.
Upcycled Pieces
In the master bath of this family's country dream home, a claw-foot tub sits on wood blocks. The vanity is simply an old work bench with a new vessel sink, while a simple salvaged doorknob became a smart substitute for a plain old nail.
Antique Touches
A new master bathroom looks original, thanks to its apron-front sink with toile skirt; old record cabinets provide storage.

Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.

One of the most popular cottage style bathroom ideas is converting vintage furniture pieces into vanities. This is a way to bring the past into a modern bathroom without sacrificing convenience.
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Utilise your space fully
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Look up
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Opt for cool colours
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Or on the flipside
Warm, welcoming and comfortable - the country kitchen makes the heart of your home as cozy as possible.
Incorporate rustic details

The great debate about whether technology has simplified our life goes on but in terms of decorating, whether we like it or not, we now need to consider a dedicated area in our homes to handle all of our media.  Hence many kitchens, studies or living areas are being designed to include media nooks.  This is […]

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The great debate about whether technology has simplified our life goes on but in terms of decorating, whether we like it or not, we now need to consider a dedicated area in our homes to handle all of our media.  Hence many kitchens, studies or living areas are being designed to include media nooks.  This is […]

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The great debate about whether technology has simplified our life goes on but in terms of decorating, whether we like it or not, we now need to consider a dedicated area in our homes to handle all of our media.  Hence many kitchens, studies or living areas are being designed to include media nooks.  This is a convenient place where the family can charge their mobile devices and work on a laptop without being away in a different part of the home.

Most families will have 3-4 mobile phones, Ipads and other technology devices that may need to share power cords and a pile of these on the kitchen bench top can be pretty annoying.  A laptop too, even though it is portable, really needs a dedicated space.

Let me share with you therefore some of the favourite media nooks that I have seen to inspire you and I am sure you will agree they are a great addition to an interior scheme.

Family Control Centre Media Nooks
my 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Decoist

I think this is a brilliant idea as a family control centre.  This is the perfect media nook to plan and organise your family’s activities.  Using chalk paint for the back wall is inspired so that little ones can play at your feet while you manage paperwork or use your laptop.  A list of things to do for each month is also a great idea – I really love this one!

My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Decoholic

You can of course make your technology hub a little more refined and build it into living room or kitchen joinery.  Having a comfy place to sit here is a bonus.

Dressed up Media Nooks
10 favourite media nooks
Image – Minimal desks

This technology corner really makes good use of a small space.  There is enough room for a laptop, room to plug in other devices and shelving for books and folders.  A great example of how to use a small nook to great effect and the wallpaper just completes the look nicely.

My 10 favourite media nooks

I absolutely love this one.  The gorgeous wallpaper here works really well due to the strong lines of the floating shelves.  This could be a corner of a living or kitchen area or just a corner of an open plan contemporary home set aside for the home office.  Either way, it is stylish and fun and with a corner nook so beautiful you would have to keep it tidy!  A great incentive to be organised.

Related: 7 Fabulous Wallpaper Ideas

Hidden Media Nooks
My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – House and Garden Magazine UK

If you don’t think you can control all the papers and general stuff that accumulates in a small home office nook then your best bet is to hide it away!  This solution with doors that slide back into the cabinetry is perfect and a small media nook next to a breakfast or dining area is a great solution.

Bedroom Media Nooks
My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Elle Decoration

Can’t bear to be parted from your mobile devices?  Then a media nook in your bedroom joinery is the answer.  This small nook built in as part of the wardrobe design is a perfect use for a corner space.  Add some power points here and your laptop, Ipad and smartphone can all happily charge away but be close at hand.  A much better solution than a pile of devices on your bedside table!

Sophisticated Media Nooks
My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Blackhaus Studio

I love the clever use of colour and tone in this media nook.  The dark black walls zone the area while the beautiful pale timber joinery links the flooring.  Very sophisticated yet simple design for a great living room media nook.

My 10 favourite media nooks

Is your style more classical?  If so you may prefer just a small corner like this one.  In between the kitchen and the living room and using a stool to match those of the island bench, this is a great use of a small area to create a simple yet effective media nook.

Kitchen Media Nooks
My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Better Homes and Gardens

Kitchen desk design is now commonplace when designing a new kitchen.  Families find this area is integral to the smooth running of family life.  A place to use a laptop, re-charge media devices and generally plan the week ahead.  This one sits seamlessly next to the refrigerator – how times are changing!

My 10 favourite media nooks
Image – Décor Pad

For those of you who love to have a TV in the kitchen, this space offers you everything.  A wall mounted TV and small technology nook in one space is perfect for the modern day family.  You can watch MasterChef while you cook dinner!

Related: Kitchen Styling – My 5 top tips

My 10 favourite media nooks

I would love to hear your ideas about how to get organised and whether you like the idea of a media nook or not.  Do you like them on show or behind closed doors?  As part of the kitchen, the hub of the home, or in a different area?  Leave a comment for me below!

 

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