Cozy, Charming Cottages

- Projects + Inspiration

The other day I shared a photo over on Instagram of a pink front door with wisteria growing all around it, and I was so obsessed and inspired that I started looking up more pink doors on Pinterest…(Follow me on Instagram [here] and Pinterest [here]!). And suddenly I fell into the deep, dark wormhole that is Pinterest. Does that ever happen to anyone else? You start looking at one thing, find another, and then all of a sudden you find yourself staring at your phone’s bright screen for an hour while laying in your dark bedroom at 10pm? LOL – I know, it’s a problem!

But anyway, I stumbled across a photo of the cutest little cottage home I’d ever seen…and the next thing I know I’m telling Brandon that I want to build a cottage for our next home. He’s a great husband, you guys…he supports all of my crazy ideas and told me that he’d love a little house like that. I couldn’t believe it. ;) So naturally I’ve started compiling an entire board of cute, cozy cottages for inspiration.

I like to share my inspiration here on the blog because I think it makes it so much easier for other people to see what they’re looking for all in one place, instead of scouring the internet! So – if you’re looking for cottage inspiration like I am, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve never dreamed of living in a giant house. OK, maybe I’ve thought about it when I’ve seen or been in one. But my heart has always felt happiest when thinking about living in one of those charming, cute, cozy family-friendly homes with tons of plants and flowers, a pretty picket fence, and a stone or brick walkway. Cottages seem like the perfect blend of those traits – they feel homey and sweet, like the perfect place to do a whole lot of gardening and baking and porch hanging.

Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

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A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

Again with the wisteria. I love it so much!

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

I think part of what I love about cottages is that their gardens are always so beautiful!

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blogA roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

This one is actually a painting, but it’s still so pretty right?!

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

The prettiest walkway ever!

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

I don’t think a more beautiful porch has ever existed. I’m in LOVE.

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

This is my favorite of all the kitchen images I found – and if you look closely, you’ll notice that my name is on the sign on the counter. That has to be a sign, right?

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

I love the color of this front door!

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

A roundup of Cozy, Charming Cottages via Life on Shady Lane blog

White picket fences seem to be a common theme, don’t they? I love the charm it adds!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane Murrell
    April 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Loved the pictures! You have such good ideas!

  • Reply
    Jack & Dorothy
    April 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    We love the cottages–and the gardens. I hope you get one some day. We’ll love to visit you. Grandmom and Grandad

    • Reply
      lifeonshadylane
      April 28, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      I hope we get one too – I’d love it so much!!! :)

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