Traditional cottage décor is a trend that keeps coming back into fashion thanks to its cosy and homely feel. With homeowners shunning modern designs for rural style log burners, tiled flooring and wooden work tops, it’s proving that the classics never really go out of style.
Cottages are associated with comforting and minimalistic lifestyles, away from the noise of urban lifestyle and cottage style décor is suitable for both old and new properties.
Read our guide for choosing the perfect cottage-style front door for your home, whether you have a rural or an urban property.
Endurance Doors have a wide selection of cottage style doors perfect for achieving this style, and some of our personal favourites include the Malvern, Cleeve, Bredon and Snowdon.
With two vertical grooved panels and a striking but simple border, the singular pane of glass which sits in the top of the door helps to create a contemporary feel whilst still allowing light into your home. This is a style which looks great in any one of our 16 colours.
The Cleeve style features a diamond shape glazing unit set into the top of the door which offers a unique look that complements the rural feel of a cottage. The vertical grooves mirror that of a traditional wooden door, whilst retaining all the security and solidity benefits of a timber composite door.
The Bredon is a solid style which features classic vertical grooves to impart an old-fashioned and true cottage-style feel to the entrance of your home. Make it your own with eye catching hardware in a contrasting colour.
Did you know that Endurance Doors also manufacture composite stable doors? This style is able to give you a real taste of a traditional property by providing a charming entrance to any home, old or new. They can be used as a front or back door and are a practical way to allow fresh air and light to flow through your home, whilst still retaining key security benefits.
View our full range of Country Collection Endurance Doors for more traditional styles.
The Snowdon style (pictured) is a popular and versatile design with the option to create a stable door, along with the option to add Georgian bars to the glazing. This design is best suited for a traditional style properties and with a wide variety of glazing options, this style allows plenty of light into your home whilst still maintaining privacy.
Perhaps the most important factor to consider after the door design itself is the colour. Consider your brickwork, your existing windows and doors and the impression you wish to create.
Keep it safe by choosing a light and airy colour, such as Cream, White, Pebble or Pearl Grey, to give your home a welcoming entrance.
Or how about creating a bolder and striking look whilst in keeping with the cottage-style theme? Chartwell Green, Rich Red and Turquoise Pastel do just that, and most are also available with matching foiled frames, ensuring the perfect finish.
For a super traditional cottage-feel, opt for our realistic woodgrain finishes, including Irish Oak, Walnut, Rosewood, Golden Oak and Mahogany, providing the aesthetics of traditional wooden doors, with improved longevity and security features.
Once you’ve decided on the key elements of your cottage style Endurance door, the design and the colour, it’s time to think about the finishing touches. By selecting the right door hardware it will help to enhance the look of your new solid and secure door, and is sure to improve your home’s kerb appeal, urban or rural!
Traditional hardware works best with cottage style doors, so select lever handles, letter plates and bullring knockers.
The majority of our hardware range is available in seven different colour options, allowing you to choose the perfect hue to complement the door and your brickwork.
Antique Black is a popular choice for traditional cottage-style front doors, and it looks fantastic with doors in White, Cream, Pebble and Chartwell Green. But if you’re looking to add a modern twist to this classic style then our popular Gold and Chrome options can help to add the finishing touch to your Endurance Door.
Armed with plenty of inspiration, it’s time to design your dream door using our online door designer. You can even view the door on your own home!
Once you’ve designed your door, find your nearest Preferred Installer here by entering your post code.
If you’re looking for further inspiration check out our cottage-style Pinterest board here.
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