I have a feeling it’s a direct result of growing up in the Northeast along the Great Lakes that makes me such a fan of preppy, cottage style. Or maybe it’s the nostalgia of remembering being a kid and going for family trips in the Adirondack Mountains and renting lakeside cabins in the summer that makes me love this look. Now as an adult, my mother owns a lake house and decorating the bedrooms and the little guest house out back has become a favorite pastime of ours. To me the look is defined by colorful quilts, light walls, bare floors and loads of natural light and breezes floating in off the water. And really, who doesn’t want their home to feel like a permanent vacation spot? I know I do! So today as summer is heating up and the long days of sunshine are bringing back the sweetest of childhood memories, here are 8 cottage bedrooms to love! I take no responsibility if you find yourself wanting to run away to a little cabin on the lake to escape it all…
Pretty Quilts 1 of 8I love the look of these pretty blue and white quilted beds, tucked on either side of a dormer. The white-washed wood along the ceiling? Also a favorite!
Photo from Country Living.
White + Bright 2 of 8This beachy bedroom is white, bright and full of the most gorgeous natural light. Talk about a dream room!
Photo from Lonny.
Platform Beds 3 of 8This built-in platform bed with storage underneath is a perfect solution for maximizing space in a summer cabin. Plus I love the all white and blue color palette!
Photo from House of Turquoise.
Funky + Neutral 4 of 8For me, a neutral color palette and a few funky vintage finds is the perfect definition of a cottage bedroom. This one has it all!
Photo from Mint.
Pretty Wainscoting 5 of 8The palest shade of color adds just the right touch of interest to the wainscoting on the walls and ceiling of this adorable room.
Photo from Folio.
Under the Eaves 6 of 8Ahhh! The perfect hideout for kiddos, tucked under the eaves of an A-frame cottage, is pretty in shades of ivory and seamist.
Photo from Coastal Living.
Yellow + Vintage 7 of 8A pair of mismatched vintage beds look perfect together with a matching coat of bright yellow paint and flowery vintage bedding.
Photo from Apartment Therapy.
The Perfect Sleeping Porch 8 of 8Of course, you can't talk cottages without talking sleeping porches. This one is as good as it guest with large walls of window, bright white paint and gorgeous blue and white quilt. Love!
Photo from Laura Resen.