Get the Look: Fabric-Filled Cottage
Want to re-create the look of this pretty living room in your house? We give you lots of budget-minded ideas and product picks.
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The Look for Less
Pretty fabrics used in inventive ways give this cottage its signature look. Here are some affordable ideas for re-creating the look at your house.
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Hang It Up
Curtains on short rods distinguish the living room from the reading nook. You could get a similar look by hanging a pair of readymade green ticking stripe panels and gathering them into oil-rubbed bronze tiebacks.
Keep clicking to see how to get the look for less.
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Hang It Up: Curtain Panels
Lenox Ticking Citrus window panel, $64, Pine Cone Hill (pineconehillcom)
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Hang It Up: Rods
Dakota Swing Arm Rod, $50, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)
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Hang It Up: Tiebacks
End Cap Tiebacks, $30, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)
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This fabric has the same type and size motif as the red floral fabric that backs the curtains, but at $22 a yard, it's more affordable. Have a couple of yards made into throw pillows to bring its bold pattern and raspberry red color to the room.
Campbell in Magenta, $22/yard, Calico Corners (calicocorners.com)
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To keep neutral colors from getting boring, choose a subtle pattern. This greeny beige comes close to the rug that's in the room and adds a little bit more color. Another option is to shop a carpet store for a large remnant of wall-to-wall carpeting and have it trimmed and bound as an area rug. (The carpet store will probably charge you a small fee for the binding.)
Soho Dhurrie Rug in green, $328 for a 5X8, Shades of Light (shadesoflight.com)
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Pillow power: Club Chair
Dress up a beige club chair with one oversize pillow in a fun pattern.
Aberdeen Doeskin Microfiber Nailhead Club Chair, $550, Lamps Plus (lampsplus.com)
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Pillow Power: Pillows
This red flower print suggests the diamond pattern on the chairs but comes with no commitment.
Blossom Decorative Pillow, $75 for cover, John Robshaw (johnrobshaw.com)
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This super affordable accent table is a great match for the one in the room and brings in a bit of organized style.
Perched Bird Accent Table, $50, Pier One (pierone.com)
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A secretary is a smart addition to a room because you can house a whole home office in it. Close it up and it's a handsome piece of furniture.
Casabelle Mail Center, $350, Pier One (pierone.com)
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A great big basket can add interest to an empty corner. Plus, it's practical. Use it for throw pillows or blankets -- great-looking storage, right out in the open.
Baguette baskets, $102, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams (mgbw.com)
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