Cottage Home Style
Todays cottage style is alot about soft tones of colours, feminine florals and vintage character. It creates a comfort and an easy lifestyle. There are so many different styling/decorating options out there, explains why cottage style is a favourite. Creating a cottage style in your own home is personal, it gives you an oppurtinity to mix old styles with new styles. Its all about putting together all your favourite decor pieces, designing it for you.
Starting with the floors is a good idea, working from the ground up can help create that cottage feel. Painted wooden floors is definitely a great option, as thats what you would find in a cottage home. If you are on a budget painted wood floors is an affordable option, compared to other flooring options. Choosing a soft neutral tone shade, will really create the right atmosphere for your cottage style.
Walls are always an essential part of any room. Using wallpaper looks great, especially with plaids and floral prints. I’d have to say, floral wallpaper is sure to be a favourite! Or try and use colours that contrast well with the floor because you want to create a big impact to any room using the correct colour palette. If you have wood trim showing, leave it. It creates more character to your room.
Decorations are everything when it comes to putting your cottage together. Even a mix of styles can be created from brand new finds to flea market to vintage treasures. Almost anything is useful! Just add your little knick knacks to fill spaces on your shelves, add some vintage candle holders and some collectable artwork. There is so many endless possibilities to decorate with. Using soft colours, florals prints and vintage pieces are the 3 best combinations to keep from going off track.
When it comes to exterior in cottage homes, details and ornamental touches such as painted mouldings, shutters and arched doorways are key features. The size of these homes are generally smaller in footprint and the curb side appearance also having the steeply pitched roof. Cottage style homes feature natural siding materials such as stone or brick for its texture. While the roofline and picturesque dormers gives a prominent outlook and visually gives height.
Don’t forget to create your magical garden also!