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Find design ideas to create relaxed, cozy, cottage style in the bedroom.
Getaway cottages introduced all of us to a relaxed style of living. It's no accident that bedrooms, those most personal of spaces, are where cottage style really works its easy-living magic.
A pretty tulle canopy hangs from the ceiling in this tiny bedroom, enclosing the bed without dividing the small room. Toile, stained with tea, becomes a charming slipcover over a modern leather chair. The look is both modern and cottage-fresh.
Red-and-white checks and toiles keep a pink cottage-style bedroom from feeling too feminine. Quilted white fabric covers the headboard, an inexpensive way to make a big change.
A combination of floral patterns, all in shades of pink, dresses up a guest bedroom. The neutral background makes the bed the star. Feminine touches, such as the lace on the slipper chair and ruffled edging on the lampshade, contrast with handsome sisal carpet and a pine plank ceiling.
In this guest bedroom, 1940s twin metal beds wear nostalgic blue-and-white striped summer spreads from the same decade. The dark metal, wood, and stripes provide a cottage feel in the otherwise all-white space.
Here are more ways to create a relaxing cottage-style bedroom:
• Make the bed the focal point. Dress it simply with beautiful linens in a collection of solid neutrals, or make it classic cottage with a floral pattern in pastel shades.
• Create a dressing area. It might be as simple as a vanity table in a corner of the bedroom or as elaborate as an entire room devoted to primping and dressing.
• Add details that matter. Consider trim along the edge of a lampshade, the perfect doorknob for a closet, or a decorative pull on a window shade.
• Soften the windows. Privacy counts, of course, so dress your windows in layers. That might include shades or shutters that close with curtain panels for color and luxury.
• Provide a showcase for a collection. A dresser top or built-in bookcase offers display space. Use silver bowls and ironstone washbasins to hold jewelry, scarves, or spare change.
• Install pretty light fixtures. Chandeliers are finding favor. Consider sconces too, new or old.
• Layer for luxury. Combine quilts and dust ruffles on the bed, soft rugs over carpeting, and tablecloths and lace squares on bedside tables. The fabrics also offer inspiration for a color palette.