Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 10, 2017
More than just an approach to interior designing and decorating, cottage style is as much a frame of mind in some ways. Cottage style home is cheerful, laid back and welcoming. Having a cottage style living room means you will celebrate imperfections with ease, and the style is a result of blending some families of furniture.
The cottage style living room is comfortable, cozy, personal and casual. A perfect style for those who want a relaxing everyday life at home. But if you really love the cottage design, you’ll love the straw-hat look and shiny surfaces make your heart cold. Even if a slipcover isn’t a current trend, you bought in anyway. You'd take a pitcher full of hydrangeas over a bouquet of long-stemmed roses. Local flea market vendors are your favorite companions.
Earlier this decade, cottage style house was practically associated with shabby chic. Well, that’s not very true, but we have to admit that shabby chic elements in a cottage style interior made it so popular. You can take light colors, light and floaty fabrics, and bohemian furnishings to make a cottage decor. But don’t forget the vintage taste as well. Use some faded prints, distressed woods and accessories, rumpled fabrics, and peeling paint to bring a vintage charm to your cottage style living room.
Along with some other elements, fabrics define cottage style. You need some fabrics with delicate floral patterns, ticking stripes, gingham, and eyelet. Take natural and textured materials such as cotton, linen, and burlap to gain the look. You can also add some vintage fabrics, such as hankies, dishcloths, and flour sacks. They’re pretty stylish for pillow covers, quilts, or table runner. Curtains are usually simple, sheer and breezy.
To have a cottage style living room get rid of ideas of using wall-to-wall carpeting or slick vinyl for the flooring. Take more rustic materials, such as woods (stained, painted or simply left natural), brick or stone, or maybe patterned tiles. Keep the area rug simple, such as sisal and braided cotton.
Slipcovers and cottage style living room are a match made in heaven. Tossing a sheet over an old sofa will make your day, and it’s kind of laid back as well! You can actually opt for a plain broken white or beige slipcovers, or maybe the patterned ones. Checkered gingham and delicate flower patterns go perfectly with the style. Slipcovers also bring a low-maintenance charm into the room and cover much of upholstery sins.
You can actually combine other styles with the cottage style. For example, you can use ruffled floral fabrics as curtain or seat cover to achieve a shabby-chic cottage look. Maybe you will also like to use driftwoods as s coffee table or a buffet and match it with white fabrics to create a coastal cottage style living room.