Cottage Accessories

Create the cottage look in your home by using pretty pastels and some of these traditional cottage accessories.


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Flowers

    One sure sign of a cottage room is a handful of fresh flowers arranged loosely in a white ceramic pitcher.

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Baskets

    Bring in white painted baskets that contribute texture to a cottage room. Plus, they make handy containers for everything from extra towels to DVDs.

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Tray Chic

    Floral trays look like vintage art pieces when propped up in a plate stand or hung on the wall.

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Soft Color

    Fill a cottage room with pastel colors for the walls, furnishings, and accessories.

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Small Scale

    Think of a cottage and you may picture a little bungalow by the seashore with small, charming rooms. Small-scale furniture takes up less space and fits better into cottage-sized dwellings.

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That's Distressing

    Vintage furnishings often come with weathered and worn painted finishes. Preserve the look by thinking twice before repainting or refinishing. This old chair is full of interesting detail.

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Florals

    Consider floral prints and fabrics for a cottage room. This motif is the perfect way to give any space garden cottage style.

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Hang Up Your Hat

    Display your vintage collections on racks or shelves. Here, a trio of old straw hats brings a vintage feel to this corner location by a back door.

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Beadboard

    Beadboard is a classic cottage touch. Though this kitchen is new, the beadboard backsplash gives it texture and charm, making it seem more like a vintage room.

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Think Authentic

    Go for what is authentic rather than what is a reproduction. A collection of vintage oil paintings adds more character to a room than a handful of newly framed photos or prints.

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White

    Balance pastels and florals with liberal splashes of white. The color scheme in this bedroom is crisped up by a matelasse bedspread, pillows, and lampshades in white.

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Crystal

    Small doses of sparkling crystal give a cottage room a bit of vintage glamour.

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Sheer Window Treatments

    Cottage window treatments should look sheer and fresh. These lace panels swag back to reveal a garden view and billow in the breeze.

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Reuse

    When shopping flea markets or other vintage outlets, eye objects for a new purpose. A flower pot can be used as a pencil cup, a flower arranging frog as a pen holder, and a muffin tin as a divider for office supplies.

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Nothing's Perfect

    Old items, like these tarnished sugar and creamer, have at least nine lives, imparting more and more vintage style with each incarnation.

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Garden Furniture

    Garden benches, latticework, and accessories fit well into cottage rooms. Paint everything white to unite mismatched pieces, and soften the edges with pillows and flowers.

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Wallpaper

    Cottage is one of the few styles that are perfectly at home with wallpaper. Florals, ticking stripes, and tiny geometrics are just a few good possibilities.

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