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

Eucalyptus, native to our beautiful Australia, has to be my favourite indoor greenery.  The subtle silvery green/grey tones are so stylish and the crisp, fresh menthol smell is cleansing for the home.  I have some inspiration to show you how you can introduce this into your home. Just one spring of Eucalyptus in a jar […]

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Eucalyptus, native to our beautiful Australia, has to be my favourite indoor greenery.  The subtle silvery green/grey tones are so stylish and the crisp, fresh menthol smell is cleansing for the home.  I have some inspiration to show you how you can introduce this into your home. Just one spring of Eucalyptus in a jar […]

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Eucalyptus, native to our beautiful Australia, has to be my favourite indoor greenery.  The subtle silvery green/grey tones are so stylish and the crisp, fresh menthol smell is cleansing for the home.  I have some inspiration to show you how you can introduce this into your home.

Styling with Eucalyptus
Image: Camilla Pihl

Just one spring of Eucalyptus in a jar or a collection grouped together is very effective.  I find that if you change the water regularly then the cuttings will last a week or two.  As tempting as it would be to plant your own Eucalpytus tree in a pot, I don’t recommend this as they grow very quickly and soon become root-bound.

Their leaves are also toxic to pets so bear this in mind too – probably OK out of reach in a vase but not in a pot at the front door!

Styling with Eucalyptus
Image: Inspirations Wholesale UK

The classic Christmas wreath is beautiful with Eucalyptus and this certainly suits the Australian climate and looks more at home here than the traditional cooler climate holly.  Too late for this year but maybe for Christmas in July?

Styling with Eucalyptus
Photogrpaher: Annie Spratt

The silvery tones of the Eucalyptus plant are very effective when styled against a dark background.

Related: How to work with a dark colour palette

Styling with Eucalyptus
Photographer: Georgia de Lotz

Particularly suited to weddings, Eucalyptus looks lovely in a bouquet of greenery or blended with white flowers.  Eucalyptus also makes stunning table decorations.

Styling with Eucalyptus
Photographer: Irina Iriser

Styling with Greenery

Eucalyptus is excellent for a country wedding or large celebration.  A long lunch table under the trees with an even longer lunch sounds pretty nice at the moment.

Styling with Eucalyptus
Photographer: Annie Spratt

More gorgeous imagery against a dark background – I love Annie Spratt’s work.

Styling with Eucalyptus

The fresh aromatic perfume of the Eucalyptus plant is especially suited to a bathroom.  Just a few sprigs here create a beautiful understated look.

Styling with Eucalyptus
Image: Domino.com

Or you can introduce more for a dramatic effect!

Styling with Eucalyptus
Image: Madeline Broderick 

 

Styling with Eucalyptus
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Or if you love the look and want it all year round then consider some Botanical prints.  Botanical artwork has always been a favourite of mine and it is great to see with the trend for indoor greenery how fashionable these have become.

Related: How to display a statement artwork

Styling with Eucalyptus
Image: Better Homes & Gardens US

Look carefully at a Eucalyptus branch and you will see a beautiful range of related colours from a dark green through to a duck egg blue all underlined with sophisticated grey and white.  I believe this is where its inherent beauty comes from and why it has such broad appeal.

Styling with Eucalyptus

I have put together the colour palette above from a gorgeous table decoration of Eucalyptus.  The appeal for me is in the related colour scheme of greens and blues – gorgeous Duck Egg Blue being the stand out.  Even if used as an accent of cushions in a neutral colour palette of creams or greys, these colours bring the scheme alive.

Related: Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Styling with Eucalyptus

Related: How to incorporate the greenery trend

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