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Decorative Details: Knobs for Cottage Character
Never underestimate the impact that a small detail can have on the style of your whole room. Learn fun ways to decorate with knobs that are sure to add finesse to your cottage style.
Written and Photographed by Jickie Torres

Give your old furniture a new look.

Play with scale and color to update your old furniture into something with heirloom charm. Here, oversized ceramic knobs are used on a small armoire to add a bit of funky character.

Where to find similar knobs:

Black design on ivory cabinet knobs, $7.99 each potteryknobs.com. Delaney’s Rose brass and enamel knob in yellow coral flower. Visit nottinghill-usa.com.

Create a decorative utility shelf.

A small embellishment can add big style!

Use decorative knobs in place of hooks to create a catchall shelf by the front door perfect for keeping keys, mail and reusable grocery bag. Keep important items organized and easily within reach. Try the same look in your foyer or mudroom–a great idea for a family on the go!

Where to find it: Floral Ceramic knobs blue/red, $19.96 for a set of four worldmarket.com.

Add interest overhead.

Add charm and color to your ceiling fan!

Remove the screw components and string hand-painted knobs on overhead lights and ceiling fans for a simple and beautiful touch.

Where to find it: Round ceramic petal knob, $15.96 for a set of four worldmarket.com.