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Create a Comfy Cottage-Style Living Room

10 home decorating tips to give your formal living room some cozy cottage charm.


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    • Cottage-Style Comfort

      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.

    • Charming Cottage Built-Ins

      Built-in bookcases add a personalized, lived-in charm to any living room. By leaving space for a banquette, these homeowners created a place to hang treasured photographs. Solid-color throw pillows add a temporary punch of color that can be changed with the seasons.

    • Enlightening Cottage Mirrors

      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.

    • Cottage Mixed with Modern Furnishings

      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.

    • Dynamic Cottage Window Treatments

      Fabric treatments turn any window into a focal point and establish a color scheme. Pair the pattern with solid-color fabrics in a complementary hue. If you need to cover a window for privacy or sun control, simple blinds or shades with curtain panels provide the freshest look.

    • Cottage Cabinet Displays

      In this sunroom, a favorite china cabinet wears its original paint--white outside and sage green within. It's a soothing backdrop for a collection of white ironstone. Gathering collections in a spare palette creates harmony. A tiny white picket fence above the window serves as a charming valance.

    • Cottage White with Textured Furnishings

      A palette of white-on-white for walls, woodwork, window shutters, and furniture ensures simplicity in a cottage by the sea. Texture in the form of sisal rugs, wicker accents, and pressed botanicals keeps the look interesting. The drop-leaf table was cut down to serve as a coffee table.

    • Modern Cottage Living 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.

    • Cottage Table Skirt

      The condition of the table doesn't matter when you skirt it to the floor with hardworking cotton canvas. In a small house, this trick makes room for storage as well. If the table is set only when company comes, turn it into a library table for day-to-day use.

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      Interior Cottage Garden Table

      Who says a garden table and chairs can't take up permanent residence inside? This vintage set looks relaxed and inviting in a small dining room. French faience and its English equivalent, ironstone, match the soft, off-white set.

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      Living Room Design Ideas

      Decorating a living room has never been easier with inspiration from these gorgeous spaces. Discover living room color ideas and smart living room decor tips that will make your space beautiful and livable.
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