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

What should you paint on the inside of your front door? I am regularly asked about how you should treat the inside of your front door.  I have talked a lot about making an entrance, exterior colours and fun front door colours which is all very grand and exciting but then people panic and feel […]

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What should you paint on the inside of your front door? I am regularly asked about how you should treat the inside of your front door.  I have talked a lot about making an entrance, exterior colours and fun front door colours which is all very grand and exciting but then people panic and feel […]

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What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

I am regularly asked about how you should treat the inside of your front door.  I have talked a lot about making an entrance, exterior colours and fun front door colours which is all very grand and exciting but then people panic and feel that this impacts their interior scheme.  There really is no right or wrong answer here but I am going to show you some ideas and tips to follow:

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

1)      If you have a beautiful natural timber feature door I would really just leave it as it is.  Don’t read any further – just let this be a feature inside as it is for your exterior.

What should you paint on the inside of your front door
Image – Grey & Scout

2)      If however you have a painted door, you need to remember that once the door is closed, the back of it may just look like any other door in the house.  If your entrance hallway has lots of other doors leading from it, you may like to consider just painting it in the same white/off white that you have used for those doors.  This keeps the look simple and is an elegant solution.

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

3)      But what if you love that front door colour that you chose.  It’s your favourite and it took ages to select.  Being your favourite colour, you are also using this palette inside, in which case, it is absolutely fine to paint the interior of your front door, the same as the outside colour.  It doesn’t matter that the rest of the doors throughout your house are white.  As this is a feature in a neutral setting outside, so it is for inside.

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?
Image – HoneyandFitz

4)      However you may have selected a classic gloss black for your front door which of course is a great option and one that never goes out of style but somehow the seriousness of this doesn’t translate into your interior scheme.  In this case you can consider your interior colour palette and add a splash of your chosen accent to the inside of your front door.  This can make a great statement in a hallway scheme when you often don’t have many other design elements and opportunities to bring in colour.

What should you paint the inside of your front door?
Image – House of Turquoise

5)      In smaller homes, the front door will often open directly into the living area.  You may want to disguise this, in which case you can paint the door an off white or in the same colour that you have painted your walls.  Or you may like to treat the door as an opportunity to bring in colour.  Feature walls have had their day so if you want to introduce a splash of colour, the inside of your front door can be a great surface to paint.

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?
Image – West Elm

If you are painting the inside of your front door a different colour then just paint the actual door.  Leave the architrave the same as the rest of the house.

I hope from this article that you can see that there isn’t a right or wrong answer.  Just consider whether you want to make it a statement, bring in some colour or keep the look simple – it’s really up to you!

My Pinterest boards called Entrance ideas and Welcoming Hallways have heaps of inspiration and I would love you to give me your feedback or questions in the comments section below.

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

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Related: 7 tips for the Perfect Welcoming Hallway

Related: Making an Entrance – 5 tips to follow

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