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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.

    • 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.

    • Hang It Up: Curtain Panels

      Lenox Ticking Citrus window panel, $64, Pine Cone Hill (pineconehillcom)

    • Hang It Up: Rods

      Dakota Swing Arm Rod, $50, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)

    • Hang It Up: Tiebacks

      End Cap Tiebacks, $30, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)

    • Berry Good

      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)

    • Turn the Tables

      The distinctive shape of the table legs make this a good stand-in for the coffee table in the room. A stainless-steel finish makes it a bit more modern than the original table, but it's still neutral enough to blend with a beige sofa and rug.

      Vika Hyttan table, $129, IKEA (ikea.com)

    • Floored

      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)

    • Light It Up

      The rounded shape of the metal shade and articulating arm of this affordable floor lamp make it a good fit for the room and handy for reading.

      Brookfield Deluxe Floor Lamp, $150, Target (target.com)

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      Pillow Power

      A pair of chairs covered in a bold pattern can be beautiful, but if flexibility for future decorating schemes is on your mind, you might be better off buying neutral furniture.

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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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      Tweet Deal

      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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      Office Help

      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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      Basket Case

      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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