Coziness a feeling that's created through thoughtfully selected design elements. See how these 10 classic cottage details measure up.
These beauties have been around the block for a while, but they’ve recently experienced a huge popularity surge. For all their down-home appeal, they have a very practical side, especially in a smaller home like a cottage: Their sliding mechanism eliminates door swing, which can eat up more usable square footage in a room than you think. And, when it comes to cottage-style barn doors, the quirkier the better. In fact, you can make them yourself using anything from reclaimed pallet boards to wine casks. You just need the mechanism and enough unobstructed wall space to allow the door to slide open.