|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 highlight some of our favorites that will look great in your home and will ideally give you inspiration for creating the perfect natural space.|
A rustic porch or a window-filled room are ideal spaces for cottage decor, as they are either surrounded by nature or provide a view of what is outside. For an outdoor space, a decorative doormat serves as a place to wipe your feet after a morning of gardening or reading a book on the porch. A Watering Can Doormat is consistent with your outdoor space, and draws positive attention to your porch floor. For watering hanging or rooted plants, a watering can is essential; choose one in a bright color or pattern to enhance the decorative appeal. Finally, you'll need a place to put flowers or favorite plants on display inside or on a porch table. The Watering Can Vase adds garden appeal to any room, in addition to the already flourishing plant inside.
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.
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 Navy Paisley Toss Pillow is the perfect blue and features a great pattern for any cottage, and its outdoor capability allows you to furnish your outside spaces in true cottage garden style. The Bee & Branch Pillow works in any garden-inspired room, as the neutral background and various nature imagery provides eye-catching and unique appeal that is homey at the same time. Sunflower Decor Pillow adds bright color adn an inviting look to any room throughout the year.
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 Tricycle Planter is one of our favorites; its rustic, distressed surface is perfect for a cottage garden, and it will add creativity to your potted plants. 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.