9 Ways to Add Cottage Style
If you love cottage style, you'll enjoy browsing these photos and tips for creating a cottage look in your own home.
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1. Bring in Wood Tones
Add warmth with wood. A mix of wood species, including painted and antique furniture pieces, enriches visual texture.
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2. Add Florals to the Mix
Refresh with florals. Fabrics, walls, and window treatments with bold or quiet floral patterns are quintessential cottage fare.
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4. Choose Comforting Colors
Waterfront cottages often take cues from the blue sea and sky, while woodsy cabins embrace earthy and forest-inspired hues. Country and city cottages tend toward neutrals and pastels.
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5. Add More White
Cloak surfaces in white. Clean white molding, trim, beaded board, and cabinetry are hallmarks of this fresh style.
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6. Blend Old vs. New
Blend old and new. Secondhand and salvaged objects, such as old windows, doors, and gates, make first-rate accessories. Or use treasured collectibles, such as clocks, quilts, and vases, to impart a homey feel to newly remodeled spaces.
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7. Display on Open Shelving
Combine storage and display. Open shelving and corner cabinets are great places to stow and showcase everyday goods and add some cottage style as well.
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8. Focus on Fixtures
Vintage-look fixtures such as farmhouse sinks, claw-foot tubs, and faucets with traditional lines reinforce a charming cottage style.
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9. Go for Outdoor Touches
Bring the outdoors in. Garden-variety cottage style can be created with floral print wallpaper, pots of plants, fower arrangements, garden elements, or outdoor furniture.
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