Wednesday, February 19, 2014
One of the most effective ways to decorate your home interiors is by choosing a design style and adhering to its elements. If you’re up for a warm and charming home, an English style cottage may be a good choice. Get tips...
Typical colors reminiscent of an English cottage style are bright colors that have grayish undertones. Try a toned down spring green or robin’s egg blue for wall colors.
For a fresher look, you may also opt to just leave your walls white and color your molding and trimming instead.
Wooden knobs and pulls
Replace modern hardware with wooden knobs and pulls as wood evokes a warm and cozy appeal. For a seamless look, use the same finish from the cabinet or drawer face. You may also turn these knobs and pulls into charming points of interest by having them painted in a vibrant color.
Show off the beauty of your walls and furniture in the bedroom by using simple bedding. White sheets create a quite elegance unlike any other.
Play it up with pale accent colors and add texture with crochet-edged pillowcases.
Use humble fabrics such as cotton, linen and burlap. For decorative throw pillows, dress these up by embroidering a lovely monogram. Airy muslin or gauze fabrics also work well as breezy window treatments.
An English style cottage typically has checkered or striped patterns.
Barn-inspired lighting provides the perfect heavy counterpoint to this charming style and soft materials. For a softer look, you may also opt to paint the lighting fixture a pale color.
Cap off the English cottage look with lovely accessories inspired by nature. Liven up your space with a vase of fresh flowers and employ unusual accessories such as seashells and stones.