Snuggle Up: 8 Cozy Cottage Bedrooms to Inspire You

Babble.com
8 Cottage Bedrooms to Love
8 Cottage Bedrooms to Love

I have a feeling it's a direct result of growing up in the Northeast along the Great Lakes that makes me such a fan of preppy, cottage style. Or maybe it's the nostalgia of remembering being a kid and going for family trips in the Adirondack Mountains and renting lakeside cabins in the summer that makes me love this look.

Now as an adult, my mother owns a lake house and decorating the bedrooms and the little guest house out back has become a favorite pastime of ours. To me the look is defined by colorful quilts, light walls, bare floors and loads of natural light and breezes floating in off the water. And really, who doesn't want their home to feel like a permanent vacation spot? I know I do!

So today as summer is heating up and the long days of sunshine are bringing back the sweetest of childhood memories, here are 8 cozy cottage bedrooms to inspire you! I take no responsibility if you find yourself wanting to run away to a little cabin on the lake to escape it all…


1. Pretty Quilts
I love the look of these pretty blue and white quilted beds, tucked on either side of a dormer. The white-washed wood along the ceiling? Also a favorite!




















Related: The 25 biggest, most expensive houses...EVER












2. White and Bright
This beachy bedroom is white, bright and full of the most gorgeous natural light. Talk about a dream room!
























3. Platform Beds
This built-in platform bed with storage underneath is a perfect solution for maximizing space in a summer cabin. Plus I love the all white and blue color palette!
























Related: 20 unique, DIY headboards you won't find at Pottery Barn











4. Funky and Natural
For me, a neutral color palette and a few funky vintage finds is the perfect definition of a cottage bedroom. This one has it all!






















5. Pretty Wainscoating
The palest shade of color adds just the right touch of interest to the wainscoting on the walls and ceiling of this adorable room.

























Related: 8 romantic destinations to cross off your summer bucket list














6. Under the Eaves
Ahhh! The perfect hideout for kiddos, tucked under the eaves of an A-frame cottage, is pretty in shades of ivory and seamist.
























7. Yellow and Vintage
A pair of mismatched vintage beds look perfect together with a matching coat of bright yellow paint and flowery vintage bedding.



















Related: 14 bizarre, sex-themed beds you've never seen before











8. The Perfect Sleeping Porch
Of course, you can't talk cottages without talking sleeping porches. This one is as good as it guest with large walls of window, bright white paint and gorgeous blue and white quilt. Love!







- By Cyd Converse
Follow Cyd on Babble

For 25 storybook cottages you won't believe are real, visit Babble!

MORE ON BABBLE

The 25 most outrageous swimming pools...EVER
10 everyday household items that double as organizers
20 home projects that you can get done over the weekend
21 clever ways to decorate with a can of spray paint
25 incredibly tiny houses from around the world


Stay connected. Follow Babble on Facebook and Twitter.

Pretty quilts
Pretty quilts
White and bright
White and bright
Platform beds
Platform beds
Funky and natural
Funky and natural
Pretty wainscoating
Pretty wainscoating
Under the eaves
Under the eaves
Yellow and vintage
Yellow and vintage
The perfect sleeping porch
The perfect sleeping porch
Babble | Babble.com
Babble | Babble.com