Summer living is such a unique and wonderful experience, especially if you have a cottage to visit. A bit simpler, and a lot slower than city life, even a quick weekend away can give us time to relax and enjoy the fresh air, fresh water and spend time with good friends and family.  This summer, I’m designing my brother’s cottage and am loving every minute of it. This cottage is going to be place for the whole family to get together and for happy memories to be made!

Even though everyone can enjoy the cottage at any age, there is something so special about being a kid at the cottage. The freedom, the friends and the games are all things I enjoyed from cottage visits from my childhood! While I am still in the design phase for my brother’s cottage and don’t have any photos yet, I wanted to share with you some of my inspiration for cottage bedrooms for kids.

Cottage Life – Design Inspiration & Gift Ideas

Who doesn’t love stacked bunk beds for kids … or for the kid in all of us!


What kid can resist the lure of a ladder to the top bunk? That place of mystery is where we would hang out and read comic books by flashlight when we were kids.


A barn door adds to the rustic charm and makes hallways easier to navigate.


Bright white sets off a classic red white and blue scheme or any pastels or vibrant colours.


If you’re going to be a guest at a friend’s cottage this summer, it’s always nice to bring a host gift…in addition to that bottle of wine 😉 …and I wanted to give you some fresh ideas! We’ve made it easier for you. Just click the image to order them online.

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Bring a generous gift, help out with meal prep and clean-up and you’re sure to be invited back!