The Cotswolds is famous for its classic and rustic country feel. Quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone with warm, cosy pubs, grand manor houses, stylish barn conversions, and traditional yet modern hotels, it’s full of interior design inspiration. If you want to channel the classic Cotswold charm into your home, take a look at our latest styling tips and inspiration.
Whether or not you are fortunate enough to gaze out on Cotswold-esque rolling hills or ancient woodlands, choosing a light, airy palette for your walls and furniture is a must.
If you love neutral shades then the Bella range will be perfect in helping you recreate this look. Inspired by classic French design, the elegant curves of the Bella collection bring a fresh, timeless feel to bedrooms of all shapes and sizes, while providing plenty of storage and surface space.
Alternatively, our two-tone Country Cottage range is another fabulous choice for Cotswold style bedroom furniture, or if you prefer a darker wood check out our French Farmhouse collection. If you’re interested in incorporating more colour or perhaps a little patterning, try some heavy floral curtains, or incorporate a few accessories in a mint green or duck egg blue.
Cotswold Inspired Living Room Decor
Our popular Shay range is the perfect combination of rustic and contemporary for your Cotswold style interior. Both the two drawer coffee table and tall bookcase provide ample storage without compromising on style, and we love the way the gorgeous panelling on the back of the bookcase highlights its contents.
If you’re looking for a sofa that will work with the Cotswold style, choose a fabric sofa like the Amelia or Sandringham. Both sofas incorporate classic details like plumped back cushions, scroll arms and curved legs that will work with the traditional feel of Cotswolds style interiors. If you prefer something a bit more modern try pairing this look with the contemporary & sleek framed Gainsborough or Banbury.
Cotswold Dining Room Inspiration
We might be biased but for a Cotswold inspired kitchen, natural oak has got to be the ideal choice. This dining table is the perfect place to enjoy your morning Earl Grey or to delight guests with a roast dinner followed by homemade fruit crumble. The large dresser, with its gorgeously bevelled frame, provides a wealth of storage as well as plenty of display space for your cookbooks or dinner sets. Whether you have boards or tiles, keep the floor space as clear as possible with just a well-chosen rug in natural tones to add interest.
Choose a fresh but mellow paint for your bathroom walls, perhaps a light forest green or a crisp powder blue and opt for delicately patterned or plain white tiling. Leafy wallpapers also look fantastic and are great if your bathroom doesn’t provide a good climate for plants.
If your budget and space stretch to it, a roll top or claw foot bath is a wonderful addition to a Cotswold cottage interior. Scent the space with natural lavender and accessorise with a wicker basket and some decorative hammams or towels. Plantation style shutters or a floral blind provide privacy and lend a homely elegance to your bathroom. Add plenty of candles and your Cotswold bathroom is complete.
Discover more tips on creating a country cottage style home in our blog.