Wednesday, February 19, 2014

English style cottage decor ideas

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...

An English style cottage typically has checkered or striped patterns. 

Gray hues

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.

Simple bedding

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. 

Humble fabrics

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

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. 

Cottage accessories

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.


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