ProSource | 5/1/2017 | Project Tips
What comes to mind when you hear “cottage style”? Casual comfort. Quaint design. Charming spaces. It’s a uniquely personal approach that often features fresh-cut flowers and flea market finds.
And there are variations of the cottage look. “Modesty, simplicity, and coziness describe an English cottage,” says Lauren Fleming of American Freight Furniture. “Don’t overdecorate… the charm is the pleasant minimalism.” Think natural wood and muted fabrics.
A beach cottage, on the other hand, incorporates whites mixed with brighter colors. “Wicker, natural driftwood, and other woven materials are right at home as accessories,” says Fleming. “Light gray or white furniture with soft seats screams, or rather whispers, ‘relaxed and casual.’”
The charm may be in the details, but the nuts and bolts of the room come first. Before you focus on the sweet décor of your cottage space, consider the fundamentals that will anchor the space and provide a lovely palette on which you can make your mark.
Start With Cottage Floors
The perfect hardwood floor from ProSource can set the foundation for your cottage-inspired room:
Add Cottage Rugs
Warm up your hardwood floor and pull your space together with vintage-look rugs and carpets from ProSource.
Install Cottage Cabinets
In both the kitchen and bathroom, your cottage theme will revolve around the cabinets:
Keep Going With Cottage Details
With your floor and cabinets in place, it’s time to consider your options for the next “layer” of cottage styling:
A cottage design is truly personal – there are no rules. Browse the ProSource inspiration gallery for fabulous ideas that you can tailor to your favorite space. Going cottage is all about expressing yourself.
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