As a homeowner do you dream to have that country cottage look? A home that oozes rustic charm and its cosy interiors have a welcoming allure. Its rooms adorn accessories with an antique look and vintage inspired furniture grabs attention.
Here we are presenting a few tips from the experts on how to create the look you always wanted to have.
Let’s first begin with the look underfoot. Wood flooring can add warmth and texture that are ideal to create country cottage interiors. Engineered wood flooring can be the perfect and cost effective choice for this type of setting.
One can choose a oak herringbone flooring pattern for that rustic charm yet contemporary feel. The aesthetic beauty of the criss cross design is perfect to add a timeless appeal to your home.
Lighter tones are great to create this look. One can go with the rustic grade brush & UV oiled Herringbone Engineered Flooring, you can explore the range available online at Floorsave. Apart from this, they have numerous colour and finish options to select from.
When working on a low budget, one can also go with click vinyl or laminate flooring, they both have options available that can impressively mimic the wood look.
To create a contemporary Scandi country look, solid oak flooring or engineered wood flooring seem to be the good options. Engineered flooring resembles the solid hardwood to the extent that once installed no one can guess it’s not solid wood. The reason for this lies in the construction of the engineered flooring.
The engineered floorboards have the real wood top veneer layer and it is attached to the multi layered plywood core. The multi layered core lends the flooring stability. This makes it a better option compared to solid wood as it can be used in rooms with temperature and moisture fluctuations, unlike solid wood, which is prone to warping.
Let’s get started with the living room. For flooring, herringbone would be the best. Purchase a classic sofa, one that features curved armrests will go perfectly with the theme. Arrange printed cushions on the sofa and decorate the room with antique accessories. Showcase your book collection in one corner and create a reading zone. Do not forget to install a reading light.
One can use floral print to create the country house charm in the bedroom. Curtains, bed sheets and upholstery in the country inspired patterned fabric will add to the beauty of your space. Quirky motifs can be balanced out with neutral tones of the walls.
Go with darker tone engineered flooring and add wood furniture for creating a cosy space. Complete the look with some vintage accessories.
For creating cottage inspired dining room, one can use wood flooring or wood look laminate too can solve the purpose. One can invest in a wood dining table and upright chairs along with a wooden crockery cabinet. Add soft patterned cushions on the chair and white table linen.
Keep a vintage inspired flower pot in the centre of the table. Display your vintage crockery and glassware in the cabinet and your dining with farmhouse look is complete.
For flooring in the cottage inspired kitchen, you may like to consider waterproof or water resistant laminate or luxury vinyl flooring as they are ideal to handle spills in the kitchen. The solid wood tends to warp due to moisture so it is recommended not to use it. Showcase copper utensils and vintage china in the kitchen cabinets to complete the look.
Just like the kitchen, bathrooms too are prone to moisture and water splashes. So, it is recommended to use water resistant flooring options. You will need a roll top bathtub for the country inspired luxury soak. A vintage mirror, wooden towel rack and scented candles will complete the style.
Your country cottage inspired house will be complete with a hallway that has a boot rack and peg rail to hang coats and hats. Add a wooden shoe bench and a rustic doormat.
Following all the above mentioned tips, you will be able to transform your home into a country cottage look. Happy home renovation!