Cottage Decor

Brick Path Print

Relaxed, cheerful, natural; three things to keep in mind when decorating your home in cottage and garden-style spirit. Subtle florals, distressed furniture and a pristine outdoor space all contribute to this look, and you can find these and many more cottage garden accents here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

Below we've highlighted some of our favorites that will look great in your home and will ideally give you inspiration for creating a perfectly natural indoor space. 

Flower Garden WreathBirds on Tree Lamp Finial

Watering Cans

A country porch or a multi-windowed room are ideal spaces for cottage decor, as they are either surrounded by nature or provide a view of what is outside. Cottage decor should also be functional, and the treasured watering can fits both of these qualifications. For hanging or rooted plants, a watering can is essential for stretches of dry weather; choose one in a bright color or pattern to enhance the decorative appeal when it rests inside. Of course, some watering cans have other functions, like the two shown below. Use them to plant herbs, flowers and other plants indoors or out. 

Enamel Watering Can in Lime
Rustic Wood Watering Can PlanterWatering Can Wall Planter

Lattice Bench


Enhance rustic appeal with a decorated, plain color or metal bench. The simplicity and materials best exemplify the cottage garden look, as the traditional styles make a charming statement inside an entry or on a covered porch. The Lattice Bench even looks great in a garden or on the edge of a flowerbed, serving both decorative and functional purposes. 

Knotty Pine Shelf BenchTwo Tone Country Collection Storage Bench


These are must-haves no matter what kind of decorating style you choose, but for a cottage garden look you should have a little more fun with prints and fabrics. Our Nest & Eggs Pillow has soft colors and its bird inspiration creates a great look for any cottage Itss outdoor capability allows you to furnish your outside spaces in true cottage garden style. The Love Flowers Hooked Wool Pillow works in any garden-inspired room, as the neutral background, bright colors and crawling flowers provide eye-catching and unique appeal that is homey at the same time. Sunflower Decor Pillow adds bright color and an inviting look to any room throughout the year.

Love Flowers Hooked Wool Pillow
Nest & Eggs Indoor/Outdoor PillowSunflower Decor Pillow

Willow Hanging Planter

Personal Accents

Once you have what you need for your cottage garden, have fun with personal accents that are just as functional as they are decorative. The Bird Twine Holder features a sweet bird on top of a spool of twine that is ideal for marking rows in a garden or for just displaying on your porch. The Willow Hanging Planters one of our favorites; its rustic basket enhances the natural look of your flower or plant arrangement, and can be hung from a door, outside wall or a garden stake. Finally, in addition to a doormat, we recommend an Indoor/Outdoor rug either on your hardwood floors of a sunny sitting room or on the porch under a table and chairs; perfect for gathering around with friends and family.

Terrace Vine Indoor/Outdoor RugBird Twine Holder

Honey Bunny Miniature Garden Fairy

Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens can create a magical atmosphere in any garden, but especially in a cottage garden with an abundance of plants, flowers and a touch of unkempt charm. Our selection of individual fairies has a little something for everyone, and the accessories will create a garden within yours. Use trees, water features and other natural elements of your outdoor space to create homes and whimsical displays for these collectible garden accents

Miniature Garden Wishing WellMiniature Garden Rustic Bench