With surfaces that age beautifully and elements that blend effortlessly, cottage style decorating is all about ease. If you would rather kick around at an antiques fair than find a matching suite of fixtures from the designer showroom, then cottage decorating is the look for you.
Creating a cottage style bath is more art than decorating science, but most cottage baths share these elements.
These 4-x-8-foot sheets of grooved wood panel are an iconic element in cottage style decorating. This versatile material can be used to cover the ceiling and walls, as a wainscoting, and to wrap furniture. Hang it vertically for a traditionally cottage look or horizontally for a new cottage style. Paint the paneling for a clean look or antique a painted surface to add instant character.