I went rummaging around the internet to find peasant cottage interior paintings as art reference ideas. These are the two I liked best: Adriaen van Ostade : Interior of a Cottage 1670. Fancy windows they have in this cottage!
Jozef Israels : Peasant Woman by a Hearth Can't find a date for this but Israels was around 1824 - 1911. I like the lighting.