How to Create a Cottage Style in Your Home

A cottage style home showcases a soft and comforting aura that makes the owner ultimately feel complacent and rested in their living quarters. The look is actually quite easy to acquire for those looking to pursue this increasingly popular style in any room.

Floral prints and arrangements are the quickest and easiest way to give the bedroom an instant cottage style upgrade. Choosing a fabric with a simplistic floral rose design is the place to start. It can be used to create custom curtains with matching sheets and pillow covers. A piece of the fabric can then be taken to a trusted home improvement store to match up an appropriate paint to complement it. Furthermore, furniture can be shopped for at flea markets and consignment shops that are in need of repairs, and they can then be reupholstered using the same fabric. To add an extra touch of flair, a garden trellis can be added. To make it appear more rustic and genuine, it need not be painted; simply covering it with artificial flowers that match the fabric will further increase the intended aura of the room.

The kitchen is perhaps the funnest room to renovate using the cottage theme. First of all, cabinets can be removed. Open shelves are popular, give a unique look and are less expensive. The addition of French doors and an abundance of paned glass windows furthers the cottage atmosphere. Shutters are also popular in any cottage style kitchen. These versatile pieces can be placed almost anywhere to serve the intended purposefrom pantries to closet doors. And, of course, no cottage kitchen is complete without a genuine wood floor. Whether the finish is painted, stained or natural, these floors accommodate to the look wonderfully and have the advantage of being easy to clean and maintain.

The living room is the centerpiece of most homes, and it is easy and fun to add a cottage aura to this room as well. One great way to start is by hanging plates and utensils such as ladles from the wall. The effect it creates is simplistic and amazing. Built-in bookcases add a personalized, lived-in charm to any living room. A modern settee combined with vintage farm table offers a welcome, unexpected contrast to any living room. Such a surprising mix is one way to infuse cottage freshness into a living room. Some simple changes can add the charm of cottage to any modern room.

Need ideas to add a new design style in your home?  Bring your pictures to one of our stores or bring them to Girlfriend’s Night and we will help you find just the right piece or idea for your home.

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