Published by Naomie Whitely, Dec 27, 2016
A shabby chic cottage living room is an excellent interior design to have. You make the plain living room look romantic and charming without spending a lot of budget. Fill the room with the right amount of balances between pastel tones and frilly accessories. If you can manage the pieces inside the living room well, you can perceive sleek and stylish shabby chic decor. The cottage style is also perceived in the room if you infuse it with cozy and warm materials. The wooden table chairs and shelves are considered as natural materials which can define the cottage characters. This living room design is not complicated since you just have to shop the items and knickknacks in the flea market, secondhand stores or antique stores.
There are many unique living room accessories and items that you can shop there. A frilly lampshade is nice to spot on the whitewashed round side table. The living room decoration should be charming and enticing because it has diverse functions. It is used as a family space, entertainment area and greeting room. You can watch TV, hang out with family and friends and unwind body and mind in the living room. As the living room is a public room at home, don’t make it look feminine. Create a gender neutral room so that it is accessible for all people. The men and boys will be uncomfortable if you have pink wall and ribbon styled accessories.
Choose the warm colors which can reflect shabby chic and cottage look at the same time. For instance, you paint the entire wall in beige, white, cream, tan and rust tone. If the room features a classic fireplace, paint it in sage green tone or in silvery grey tone. It can induce the serene feeling. The furniture pieces like sofa, coffee table and chairs can come in white tone for clean and sleek feeling. If you want to make the space warmer than ever, paint them in dark brown color. Install a vaulted ceiling design and rustic wooden beams on the ceiling. They can reflect the cottage look. Then place a stylish fan on the ceiling. Spread a cowhide fur rug on the floor.