DIY Cottage Style Decoration

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A lot of homeowners would like to have a cottage styled home because the look has special warmth. Although you might think that getting the right items is an expensive process, the good news is that you can achieve the desired effects even if you are on a tight budget.

Revamped vintage

Revamped vintage

In order to find the right pieces you should attend as many garage sales as you can. If you find a sofa, most probably you will have to add new cushions to it. In the same manner you can also find coffee tables and other decorative pieces that you might have to repaint.

Serve with style

Serve with style

For the perfect cottage style you will need the perfect trays. Garage sales and flea markets are goldmines for pieces of this kind. You can use trays as the top surface of coffee tables and you can also use them to display different items around your home.

Window treatments

Window treatments

To achieve a more romantic look, think about adding flowing curtains. It is best to allow the curtains and draperies to frame a sofa. If you hang the window treatments high above the window molding, you can make the room look taller than it is in reality.

Storage space

DIY Cottage-storage space

For you to have more storage space, you could be thinking about adding an old hutch to the room. Besides offering storage options, this can also become the focal point of the room. It will stand out against all the other pieces in the room but it will bring all the other items together.

Neutral colors

Neutral colors

In case of cottage style it is common to use a lot of white in case of the walls and the furniture. However, in order to make sure that the room won’t become too cold, add some balloon valance tops and lace trimmed curtains in neutral colors. In order to have even more color, think about changing the upholstery of the chairs and sofas.

The kitchen

The kitchen

The majority of people think that there’s not much they can do for their kitchen. However, you should consider adding an old tall table to serve as a kitchen island. You can make the table look aged by staining the bottom part in moss green and painting the top to look like marble.

Bistro feel

Bistro feel

When it comes to the kitchen, you should know that a menu board can add a very special feel to any kitchen. You just need chalkboard paint and a frame for the menu. In order to achieve the best results, you should apply at least three coats of paint and wait for the paint to dry completely before you apply the next coat.

The backyard

The cottage style makes it possible for you to create a backyard getaway. Use burlap to hide the walls. Then add an old table, a sofa, some chairs, and a sisal rug to create a homey and warm feeling. If you have several guests, you could add a bench as well.

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