Have you ever dreamt of bringing the charming décor and style of a country cottage into your own home? We’ve teamed up with Sykes Holiday Cottages to recreate a cottage look based on Plas Glan Yr Afon, a stunning character property listed on their website.
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Cottage Décor Ideas: Plas Glan Yr Afon Cottage, North Wales
Nestled amidst picturesque countryside vistas, Plas Glan Yr Afon is a remarkable 16th-century, Grade II listed building, situated on an operational farm in Llangernyw, North Wales. The estate has livestock and boasts a plethora of charming elements, such as a traditional inglenook fireplace, rustic exposed stone, and original timber components. This splendid property effortlessly harmonises historical character with modern-day comforts.
We simply love it, and so have put together some ideas and tips to achieve a similar cottage-style interior that you may desire to replicate.
With a cottage-style house, it’s all about showcasing natural elements, vintage or vintage-inspired furniture, and cosy textures to create a warm and welcoming space - as you’ll see at Plas Glan Yr Afon. It can be tricky to find furniture for a cottage, especially if you’re looking for something more unusual. We can help with that and much more, as we’ve picked out some of the best products from our 100+ retailers, to recreate the look and feel of a cottage interior.
A Cosy Cottage Living Room
We love everything about this welcoming living room -– the squishy sofa, stunning cushions and throws offering splashes of bright colour, and that statement coffee table. Cottage-style furniture is all about comfort and cosiness. Embracing natural materials like wood and stone creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and pairing that with quirky patterns and botanical prints really adds a creative flare.
Taking a closer look at the details, we can see more of those prints and pops of colour coming through in the teal cushions. Marvel at the stunning gold hints through the mirror and lighting, as well as the attention to detail on the coffee table arrangement.
Country Cottage Dining Room Delights
The dining area reveals a stunning dresser, eye-catching lighting options and a perfectly mismatched dining table set up. Mixing old and new in a cottage-style house creates a rich and characterful ambiance in the space.
An Intriguing Kitchen Design
The kitchen is the most stunning location for making dinner with your family and enjoying breakfast around the breakfast bar. We love the combination of modern styles and textures within this open- plan space, which work so well against the original features. Pendant lighting creates a warm atmosphere and draws your attention to the breakfast bar in the middle. The use of downlights within the cabinet in the corner and above the cooker in the alcove really adds to that cosiness in this room.
Cottage-Style Continued with Traditional Beams and Bright Open Spaces
This delightful first-floor nook, complete with rocking chair and a beautiful eclectic collection of furniture, is the perfect place to relax with a good book as night falls. Opting for a large, teal-coloured sofa for the centrepiece really catches the eye, with another great choice of a complementary orange chaise-lounge in the corner. These serene shades are set against white walls, natural stone and neutral-coloured flooring, allowing the room to still feel bright and spacious.
We hope these cottage decorating ideas have inspired you to incorporate them into your home. View more of the stunning Plas Glan Yr Afon cottage.