Charm is found in the details and romantic style does details beautifully. Interiors decked in vintage accents and beloved heirlooms, pastel hues layered on top of gorgeous white and cream, and patterns of lace and florals all mingle together to create a serene space that features delicate touches all around. Below you’ll find a collection of our favorite romantic homes that we hope will inspire you to bring a little dreamy style to your own cottage!
Floral designs and botanical illustrations like these beautiful prints are common embellishments in romantic design. With stunning hand-cut French mattes and hand-finished frames, a set of antique botanical illustrations creates a delicate but striking display in one corner.
Pastel hues highlight gorgeous antiques and beloved heirloom pieces. These homeowners painted the inside of their maple cabinets a robin’s egg blue to complement their Royal Crown Derby china.
Overflowing window boxes and gardens blooming in beauty are quintessential romantic cottage style. They also provide gorgeous vistas from inside the home.
In the Details
Balance is key with romantic style. Complementing delicate fabrics and fixtures with more natural materials like hardwood floors ground a room while still leaving a light and airy aesthetic.
Soften the edges of rustic style with flowing, delicate fabrics. Here, cement slab floors and stainless steel appliances find balance next to an antique table and white slipcovered dining chairs.
Simple and Fresh
Romantic cottage style doesn’t always call for an abundance of floral patterns and frills. Instead, opt for a more relaxed setting that appeals to all of the senses—soft textures, pleasant scents, and gentle lines that draw the eye.
You’ll find romantic style homes showcase the organic beauty of original architecture. This New Orleans shotgun-style house includes a transom window above the front door and a painted brick fireplace.