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10 home decorating tips to give your formal living room some cozy cottage charm.
Somewhere in the evolution of the American home, families deserted the living room at the front of the house in favor of conversational areas in and around the kitchen. But more homeowners are finding ways to turn this traditionally formal space into a more comfortable, inviting room.
In this example, the use of washable slipcovers, painted finishes, simple shapes, and a restrained palette show how it's possible to pair a new relaxed attitude with classic cottage elements.
Mirrors do much more than reproduce the view. They transfer the sparkle of sunlight to all corners of the room. In a small living room, expand the view and the light with a mirror that stretches from floor to ceiling. If you place it behind an airy piece of furniture, the mirror frame almost disappears.
A modern settee combined with vintage farm and French furniture offers a welcome, unexpected contrast to this living room's rustic stone backdrop. Such a surprising mix is one way to infuse cottage freshness into a room.
This little living room has all the basics of cottage style: white slipcovers on soft, upholstered pieces, floral pillows, filmy window coverings, and vases of flowers. But don't expect this to look like a cottage from 20 years ago. Elements such as the Philippe Starck floor lamps and the metal-and-glass coffee table ensure a cottage that's modern at heart.