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Cottage kitchen ideas for a touch of country living at home

Cottage designs can look and feel relaxing and bring some cosiness into your home. We share some cottage kitchen ideas to inspire you.

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Whether you truly live in a cottage or you simply want to recreate the sense of cosiness that comes with one, a cottage kitchen design could be ideal for you. We’re going to explore what a cottage kitchen design is, how to achieve it and how you can use our AI Scrapbook tool to reimagine your own kitchen in the style.

So, what is a cottage kitchen?

A cottage kitchen is a type of interior design style that is characterised by a warm, cosy, and homely feel. It often incorporates natural materials, unique vintage appliances and rustic accents to create a charming and practical space. This type of kitchen design is typically used to create a welcoming atmosphere where household members and guests can socialise.

Cottage kitchen ideas

Create a cottage-style kitchen by using soft colours and natural materials and textures. Popular colour schemes are typically creams, whites and beiges but this can also extend to earthy colours like greens or terracottas. Natural materials like slate and wood are also popular options for incorporating a sense of nature within your kitchen and creating that cottage feel.

You can add charm and character to your kitchen by seeking out vintage or antique pieces, like an aga oven or framed old ad posters. We love this characterful Martini print from a Resi customer’s home that adds a fun personal touch to the newly renovated space:

Resi customer, David, relaxes with his pooch in his newly renovated kitchen with subtle cottage design elements© Matt Gamble

Another way of creating the cottage kitchen style in your own home is to opt for open shelving and cabinets with glass doors can be used to display your favourite dishes and kitchenware, adding to the traditional feel of the space. This sage green glass cabinet from Wayfair is a great example of a cottage-kitchen-feel cabinet. And, if you’d like to really amp up the cottage kitchen decor game, search on sites like Etsy or Vinted for one-of-a-kind crockery pieces.

Rustic kitchen ideas

Rustic kitchen designs are all about including design elements that emphasise natural beauty connecting with nature from indoors. One of the most common ways of creating a rustic feel within your own kitchen is to use natural materials liberally within your design. Exposed brick slate tiles, marble surfaces and wooden furniture all work fantastically to build a rustic kitchen design.

Modern rustic kitchen ideas

If you're looking for a kitchen that’s sleek, modern and practical while including some rustic elements in the design, a modern rustic kitchen could be the design route for you. Picture a kitchen area with clean lines and modern appliances with rustic touches like wooden beams or furniture and unique trinkets in cabinets.

Cottage kitchen inspiration with AI Scrapbook

Using our AI Scrapbook tool, you can browse images of spaces that have been transformed into a particular style to get a feel for the aesthetic. You can view completed Resi projects in a whole new lens – from cottage kitchen decor to modern luxury. You can even upload images of your own existing space and use the Scrapbook to present the space to you in a plethora of different styles. It’s a fantastic way of visualising the potential of your space before committing to any work.

Here are just a couple of examples of AI Scrapbook in action:

From this:
Before- a sleek, modern kitchen with a playful pop of colour in Croydon
To this:
AI Scrapbook has introduced plenty of exposed wood, beams and elegant pendant lights to create a cottage kitchen feel
From this:
An ultra modern open plan kitchen in South East London
To this:
Glass cabinets, soft colours and natural materials create a cottage kitchen feel

Start exploring what your own home could look like in a range of different styles with the AI Scrapbook today.

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