Have you ever passed by a beautiful house and wondered what it looks like on the inside? Charlotte is full of stylish cottage, colonial, mid-century modern, cape cod, and bungalow style houses that are oozing with charm and personality. In this blog post, we are going to look at the cottage style and what you might expect to see on the inside of one of these homes.
Cottage style houses have been around since the middle ages and are typically small, cozy houses with a ground floor living area and upstairs bedrooms.
Some of the interior characteristics that make these houses unique include:
- Exposed beams – one of the most common characteristics of a cottage style home is exposed wood beams and rafters in the ceiling. When these are paired with neutral colored walls, the wood gives a great contrast and lends to the cozy feeling most people associate with this style.
- Curved doorways – arched doorways and doors (interior and exterior) have long been associated with this style.
- Simplistic style – cottage style houses tend to lean toward a simplistic, clean style with minimal décor. It is also common to see refurbished pieces of furniture or furniture that is distressed or rustic.
- Neutral colors – the color palette for cottage style houses is neutral. Beige, white, and tan contrast with the deeper wood tones found in elements such as exposed beams and rafters.
- Natural elements – it isn’t uncommon to see a lot of natural elements in a cottage style house such as eucalyptus leaves in a vase, a fireplace mantle made out of barn wood, or green/blue accents that mimic the colors found outdoors.
Are you interested in buying a cottage style house in Charlotte? If so, contact me and I can find you the perfect one!