5 Ways to Create a Cottage Bath

Love the easy living look of a cottage style bathroom? It's easier than you think to get the look. Here are 5 ways to add cottage style to your bathroom.

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.

Beaded board

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.


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