Design Tips: Cottage Style Decorating

Whether you actually have a cottage to decorate or simply want to create a cottage-themed space in your home, there are some great design tips that can really help here.


Starting with the floors is often the easiest way. Work from the ground up to create that cozy cottage feel. Painted wood floors are easily one of your best options, as the basic style of flooring in cottage design. It is also a relatively affordable option, compared to other flooring choices, which is always nice. You can definitely take this task on yourself. As long as you remember to prime first and choose a soft neutral shade, you’ll get that cottage theme started off strong.


The walls are always an integral part of any room, and particularly so when you’re trying to achieve a cottage theme. Wallpaper works well, especially patterns like plaids or floral prints. Opt for a contrasting color to the floor to create a big impact in the room, and don’t worry about leaving bits of wood trim showing through, because this only enhances the cottage theme design.


Decorations are everything when it comes to creating a cottage-themed space. From little knick knacks used to fill up space on the shelves to nautical-inspired art pieces, the possibilities are endless. Stick with calming pastel colors, pretty floral prints and vintage pieces to create that cozy, cottage style. A combination of all three is the best way to get that perfect mix of simple and exuberant that is cottage style.

With these tips in mind, you can create the cottage feel in any space and get it done right. There is nothing more comfortable and comforting than a quaint, simple cottage space, and the best part is that it’s so easy to personalize the space while still keeping the theme you’re going for. There are no strict rules when it comes to creating a cozy cottage feel in any space, so get creative and have fun with it.{picture sources:1,2,3,4,5}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on June 11th, 2012


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