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Get the Look: A Primitive Cottage Bedroom

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

While we can’t offer you a beautiful door leading out to a pretty balcony, we can help you achieve the cozy, airy and primitive [indoor] cottage look depicted below. This bedroom may be small, but it’s filled with such personal touches we can’t help but be charmed by it.

Photo by Virge Temme Architecture IncMore bedroom ideas

Freeport Ticking Stripe Throw | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


It would be wrong to start with anything but the quilt. A quilt adds interest and whimsy to a bedroom, not to mention comfort, and whether your preference is a solid color or pattern, we have a variety of quilts that would work in a primitive cottage bedroom (Apothecary, Rosemary, and Blue Dusk shown here). When choosing coordinating accent pillows or shams, look for similar colors and alternative textures for maximum style. And we all know that a throw at the edge of a bed adds a relaxed look to a room while offering extra warmth for cooler nights.

Cottage Quilts | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Captain's Desk | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop


It doesn’t matter if the desk holds a laptop or your stationary for corresponding with friends; there’s no reason for it not to be beautiful. The Captain’s Desk (also available in black and chestnut) is part of our web exclusive selection of furniture, and it’s made here in the USA. In a cottage bedroom, and especially a small cottage bedroom, a quaint desk with storage options like this also makes for a great bedside table.

Unconventional Wall Art

We love the look of an unconventionally sized print in a bedroom like the one pictured above. Our Sunny Daze Canvas Print is bright and, well, sunny, and can be hung horizontally or vertically. For seasonal charm, the wide Red Barn in the Woods Canvas Print is a perfect option.

Red Barn in the Woods Lighted Canvas Print | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sunny Daze Canvas Print | USA | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Black Hyacinth Cocktail Storage Trunk | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAt the Foot of the Bed

A trunk or chest at the foot of the bed offers more storage for blankets and keepsakes, as well as an extra seat. The Black Hyacinth Storage Trunk offers modern storage with the nostalgic look of a primitive, handwoven trunk.

Overall, a primitive cottage bedroom should emanate vibrancy and functionality, two things that give it timeless life. Find out more ways you can incorporate a primitive look in your home here, and tell us how you would give this bedroom
a personal touch in a comment below.

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All-A-Flutter with Birds at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Pretty little birds at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop sing the melody of “Home Sweet Home” when used to decorate your country inspired home. A sure sign of warm weather and abundance in the garden, birds brighten our day and their song echoes through many backyards. In addition to a large selection of bird themed decor, we even have items that are specifically made for your feathered friends; such as: bird feeders, birdbaths and uniquely styled birdhouses for them to call home. Click here to see our entire collection of For the Birds items.

Pictured here to the left is our sweet Bird Jute Rug. New for the Spring Catalog, this round accent rug features the delightful phrase of “Home is where your story begins.” What a welcoming way to greet both the season and guests into your home if displayed in an entryway or mudroom. Decorating with birds is a subtle way to bring the outdoors in and have a nature inspired home. Let the beauty of graceful souring birds, returning home after a long winter, be motivation to update your decor or add fun avian accents to any room. Bird themed decor also lends itself well to an overall theme of Cottage home design as well.

On the left is a five star, customer rated pillow now on sale for $10 off the original price during our Annual Spring Sale. Our Bluebird Needlepoint Pillow is a finely stitched image of a beautiful bluebird perched on a tree, crafted in the form of needlepoint with a soft, velveteen back. Designed by Chad Barrett, this decorative pillow would be be perfectly suited on an entryway bench, your favorite chair in the living room or a pretty focal point on your bedding.

Consider choosing a specific bird species when decorating with this theme. For example here in Maine, our state bird is the Black Capped Chickadee. At Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have our new, web exclusive Black Capped Chickadee Clock or our Chickadee Night Light by artist John Solomon, that would feel right at home up here.

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