I’ve always dreamed of having my own cottage. There’s just something about the quaint style that would make me feel like I was permanently on vacation or permanently in a fairytale novel. One of my grandmas has lived in a cottage for as long as I can remember and during a weekend trip not too long ago, I had the pleasure of enjoying a glass of iced tea on the porch with my grandmother. Not only was the conversation (and the iced tea) good but I finally had the chance to sit and admire some of the incredibly detailing on my grandmother’s home. One particular element of her cottage caught my eye, and that was her gorgeous cottage trim! The details of the cottage trim were simply incredible, so it got me thinking about how I could incorporate a few cottage trim ideas on my own back porch.
However, don’t let the thought of creating (and installing) your own trim stop you from trying out some of these fabulous cottage trim ideas. They’re easy enough, even for beginners!
My grandmother’s porch has gorgeous cottage trim like the photo below! There’s just something about the carved pieces in the corners that give this porch space such a whimsical appeal. Paint them to match the rest of your porch, or give color them as an accent like the photo below. To create, I recommend purchasing a stencil in the shape of your choosing, measuring the corner of your porch and then purchasing a 3×4 inch piece of wood. Cut the pattern out with a jigsaw!