13. Collections are key to cottage style, but the freshest way to show them off is with restraint. A coat of paint may be all it takes to transform a cabinet at your house into a simple backdrop.
14. Baskets give a room casual style. Buy a natural basket and spray-paint it a soft green. After the paint dries, rub it with steel wool for an aged look.
15. Style a lampshade with flowers. It takes only a little fabric and a self-stick lampshade to create this look. Try any fabric store or crafts store for self-stick shades. Cut and paste to create a pretty view for your bedside table.
16. Details, such as eyelet trim on pillowcases and buttons glued to the edge of a lampshade, sweeten the look. Keep it simple for fresh cottage style.
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