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Cottage Decorating Articles

This is a expanded post collection of cottage decorating articles to help stimulate your thoughts on improving your cottage style designs. Some examples of  post articles include how to Design a Sofa Collage, 5 Ways to Use a Barn Door in Your Designs, updates on design trends and many more. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags to focus on specific decorating by room or cottage decorating style. Please let our designers know which article you found the most helpful or what cottage decorating subjects you would appreciate us covering in the future. [parent] => 0 [count] => 30 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 [term_icon] => [cat_ID] => 7281 [category_count] => 30 [category_description] =>

Cottage Decorating Articles

This is a expanded post collection of cottage decorating articles to help stimulate your thoughts on improving your cottage style designs. Some examples of  post articles include how to Design a Sofa Collage, 5 Ways to Use a Barn Door in Your Designs, updates on design trends and many more. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags to focus on specific decorating by room or cottage decorating style. Please let our designers know which article you found the most helpful or what cottage decorating subjects you would appreciate us covering in the future. [cat_name] => Articles [category_nicename] => cottage-style-decorating-articles [category_parent] => 0 ) [queried_object_id] => 7281 [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) WHERE 1=1 AND ( wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (7438) ) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'acf-disabled') GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0, 13 [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 184883 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-11-04 14:57:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-11-04 19:57:45 [post_content] => With the changing of the seasons, we turn to familiar comfort zones in our home for solace:  the bedroom, the fireplaced den, the living room sofa.  Outdoors is still there for us, but with darkness coming on earlier and earlier, even the most stoic of us sometimes just want to curl up under a cozy blanket.  But first...

Plump up your hibernation den with comfy accessories for the long winter ahead.

... rugs add warmth to an otherwise standoffish floor...

Cultivate an oasis of comfort in your favorite habitat with a lush, plush cottage style rug.

... rugs help reinvent a room and spark new interest...

Celebrate the passage of autumn into winter with a new rug to suit your centering mood.

... rugs boost or soothe your mood with infusions of new color...

Our four featured cottage rugs range from hand-knotted jute to reversible cotton, all with their own charm.  To sweeten the deal, read on and get in on a time-tested, no-fuss and free way to deep clean just about any rug in your home.  No chemicals, no special tools and no lugging the rug out or having a professional come in to your home.  

Pastiche Hand Knotted Wool Rug

Pastiche Hand Knotted Jute Rug

Soft, plush and eco-friendly Rusty orange, deep ink, ice blue, cream and silver 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 9' x 12', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

 

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Neutral, reversible, lightweight Mossy greenish brown and silversage 2' x 3', 4' x 6', 6' x 9" 8' x 10' 9' x 12', 2.5' x 8' & 2.5' x 12' runners

 

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

100% New Zealand wool Spice, peachy gold, cranberry, seafoam and light blue 3' 11" x 4' 11", 5' 3" x 7' 10", 6' 7" x 9' 10"

 

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Rustic refinement with raised texture Camel, oatmeal and pebble grey 2' x 3', 3' x 5', 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

  A rug can make or break a room, so we at Cottage Home offer multiple rug collections, with patterns and colors hand-selected by our staff.  Whether you crave handmade wool rugs, farmhouse-style braided rugs, natural beach house jute rugs, crisp woven coastal cotton rugs or easy-to-clean indoor/outdoor rugs, we have what you need. Samples of many rugs are available for a refundable deposit fee. And now the free stuff!  This is a nice little family anecdote about sharing a passion for rugs . . . and a passion for thrift.  Here is the promised no-cost method for deep-cleaning just about any rug in your home (there are also some photos of cool, one-of-a-kind heirloom rugs). Inspired yet? Don't forget to tell us about your favorite rug ever and please follow us on Facebook! [post_title] => Inspiration Board: Cottage Rugs to Warm Your Home [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-cottage-rugs-to-warm-your-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-04 15:01:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-04 20:01:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=184883 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 184668 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-10-07 13:07:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-10-07 17:07:07 [post_content] =>   As we get ready to hunker down in our homes for the season, we want everything as cozy as possible. Decorating, redoing (or creating) a cottage fireplace mantel in your living room can be an inexpensive way to get some new-to-you coziness in place fast. As it turns out, you don't even need a fireplace, thanks to the popular "floating mantel".   Decorate Your Mantel Swapping out the seasons, amping up the glitz for some holidays: this is the fun part. Each one of us has our favorite rendition of the perfect fireplace mantel, whether it be a country rustic mantel overflowing with gourds, Indian corn, rusty farm implements and beeswax candles, a coastal-inspired mantel showing off delicate starfish, glass buoys, driftwood and twinkle lights, or a lodge look mantel piled high with pinecones, antique lanterns and elk statuettes. The little touches centered around your theme - coastal, cottage, country farmhouse or lodge - are fun to come by and give the decor our own personal stamp. Remember to keep proportion and color in mind for when you step back to observe your new favorite focal point. But sometimes a mantel need a larger item than knick-knacks to set it off - this is where we can help.   Accessorize Your Mantel  From artwork to mirrors, we have the larger companion pieces your cottage style mantel needs. From the upper left photo going clockwise, we will show you examples of like-minded accessories we offer at Cottage Home Furniture. Sea captain's mustard painted mantel: How we love the old time feel of this dining room and the saffron hue of the mantel. This nautical folk art piece suits this cottage dining room, but if you don't have the original, we have something to fit the bill. Our collection of vintage vinyl floor cloths include some seagoing scenes, and although they are primarily meant for the floor, we don't see any reason why you couldn't frame one (available in 23" x 30" and 43" x 56"). Go with what you love. This one we call Pleasant Point:

Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover

  Ocean theme mantel with artwork: Pretty and pale, this ensemble proves that not all pictures need to be hung to be taken seriously. The large model sailboat needs balance and finds it in this sea blue painting, propped up nearly on a level. We have a large assortment of custom-made canvas giclee wall decor to hang over your prized mantel, from abstract sea horizons to pastoral landscapes. The giclee that rings true to the one in this sea-inspired living room is called Sea Breeze:

Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover

  Rustic farmhouse country barnwood beam mantel: Throw another log on the fire and stay a while! This fireplace is too pretty serving as a cordwood container to change a thing. Lanterns, pottery planters and botanical touches encourage the feeling of elegant rusticity, and the large, bold clock face ensnares your interest. We offer a variety of cottage wall clocks to pair with your mantelpiece, including the Hampden 1864 Wall Clock: Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover   Ocean theme mantel with mirror: Adding depth and an ocean hue of soft blue to this coastal living room, the mirror is key to setting off the mantel with its adorable sea birds and natural sea grasses (and another sailboat). We offer several mirrors - some are built by the craftsmen who make our farmhouse tables and they come in several dozen different paint and stain colors. Our Stony Brook Mirror is available in several beachy colors and echoes the lines of the white painted fireplace with its interesting jutting edges:

Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover

  DIY Mantels Scoring an antique mantel or weathered barnwood at an estate sale always gets the blood pumping. The same goes for inheriting a country estate with fifteen fireplaces, all with mantels elegantly faded to a Byronesque splendor. But if you have no flea market finds - along with a plain mantel, no mantel or even no fireplace - you can still create "the look" with a little elbow grease - and power tools. Have a mantel that you're kind of on the outs with? Here is a DIY video on how to decoratively augment an existing mantel. Don't have a fireplace? You don't even need one. Here is a DIY video on how to add mount a rustic barnboard beam on a wall that needs a fashionable focal point to create a "floating mantel". Inspired yet? Don't forget to tell us about your merry mantel adventures and please follow us on Facebook   Photo credits (clockwise from upper left): Country Living, Ballard Designs, The Glossy Nest and DigsDigs Video credits: This Old House and Living to DIY with Rachel Metz [post_title] => Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-cottage-fireplace-mantel-makeover [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-10-07 13:07:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-10-07 17:07:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=184668 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1106 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2020-09-16 11:58:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-16 15:58:09 [post_content] =>   Summer’s last hurrah is now upon us. Already our desire to hold on to recent beachy, breezy days and our instinct to start making a cozy nest at home begin their annual tug-of-war. But for the moment, let’s enjoy the serenity of this open, airy beach cottage living room with all the trappings of the summer by the seashore.   The innate coastal feel of this living room comes from lots of natural light bouncing off white walls as well as carefully chosen neutral hues. The barely-there bleached natural fiber rug creates an illusion of increased floor space and allows your beach cottage furniture to stand out. Striped seersucker armchairs and cottage painted furniture, starfish pillows and washed chambray slipcovers – all these choices and more look fantastic against a neutral backdrop.    

Wicker Sand Woven Sisal Rug

Wicker Natural Woven Sisal Rug

Wicker Greige Woven Sisal Rug

 

Wave Sand Woven Sisal Rug

Wave Natural Woven Sisal Rug

Wave Greige Woven Sisal Rug 

   

Explore our favorite natural rug options in our Seaside Cottage Rugs Collection

  Yes, we love the neutrals – they are a big part of the Cottage Home philosophy. But we also can’t do without the pops of color that can individualize a room and show your cottage style. Handblown aqua bottles and glassware, a navy throw pillow and a russet striped throw some hints of color into the beachy mix. But the fabulous bright tropical shade of coral on the shutter-style cottage painted coffee table steals the show.   The Distinctive Cottage

Explore more cottage style pieces in our Carolina Painted Furniture Collection

  Relaxed yet refined. We say it time and time again - a mix of formal and casual pieces will help achieve your sought-after cottage style look in no time. Formal ivory leather chairs with nailhead trim look just right beside a slubby seafoam slipcovered sofa. Some rustic baskets made from materials that could have washed up on shore look perfect in the same room with a glitzy gilt sea life table lamp.   Remember - there is no end to the juxtapositions of texture, color and design ideas make your coastal cottage living room your own, with equal parts of ease and elegance.   Brought to you by Cottage Home Furniture - specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables   Photo credit: Country Living [post_title] => Rooms To Love: Coastal Living Room [post_excerpt] => The open, airy space of this living room lends itself to a naturally coastal feel. A mix of formal leather chairs and a casual slipcovered sofa is a unique way to mix up the style in a room. We love the bright pops of color through the coffee table and accessories. And always remember – a fun grouping of accessories immediately livens a room! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-coastal-living-room [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-16 15:10:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-16 19:10:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=1106 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 177887 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-09-01 15:55:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-09-01 19:55:32 [post_content] =>

I don't know about you, but there has been a lot of reading going on in the last few months at my house. Sometimes I reach for already-read novels, sometimes I exhaust all new titles in the genre of the moment (Victorian ghost stories, anyone?), and sometimes I reading about people and places I've never heard of just to feel like I'm becoming more informed. Looking for something new to read? Featured here are three entertaining books that I have read, two recently and one not, each one paired with a cottage style chair reflecting the book's personality. Because no matter what the content, a good book deserves a great chair.   Comfort is Key If your book is compelling enough, sometimes you will realize that you have been reading until the sunlight has faded, oblivious to the discomfort of old metal lawn furniture. But there's no need for that - especially when we have a large selection of attractive and comfy seating. Our cottage seating ranges from rockers and wooden chairs and stools to upholstered and slipcovered pieces and benches. Whether you read indoors our outdoors, or a little of both, we have suitable seating options upon which you should read your novella or biography.   Inspire Your Setting The first selection above (1) is our Outer Banks Wicker Heirloom Chair, from our Cottage Wicker Collection. Its generous, fanned-out silhouette seems a perfect chair choice for reading a biography about Beryl Markham. I can picture Beryl in the 1920s and 1930s lounging in this rustic wicker chair, taking a break from hard work and sharing a drink on the veranda of her favorite Kenyan bar, the Muthaiga Club. Never heard of her? Besides being the first person (man or woman) to successfully fly an airplane solo east to west across the Atlantic Ocean in 1936, statuesque Beryl was an author and award-winning professional horse trainer. Raised by her father in the Kenyan bush alongside the native people, she had an adventurous life that included hunting and scouting game, even a British Royal Prince. For the rest of her radically unconventional life she was paid hush money by the Crown... and she looked fabulous into her 80s to boot. The central selection (2) is from our Summer House Upholstered Collection - the Pepperrell Cove Upholstered Bench. Customization is a breeze with hundreds of fabrics to choose from. I chose this long and lean piece for the famous couturiere - Coco Chanel. I can see her perch lightly on this sofa-length bench for just un moment - perhaps to sip a pernod - pleased with the simple lines and contrasting pattern. Many of us know Chanel -  her style, her aesthetic. But the secrets she harbored numbered more than her weight and perfume formula. Liaisons of all kinds, from passionate to practical, filled this busy grand dame's life. Not to mention that she came from nothing. She sprung herself from an orphanage straight into Belle Epoque Paris, found some heavy-hitting friends and got to work creating tirelessly. Her new biography reveals arrangements she held with the Nazi occupiers of war-torn France. In sympathy or for survival? We may never know. The last cottage chair selection (3) is from our uniquely styled Rustic Hickory Twig Furniture collection. Backwoods know-how and steambent hickory and oak are what makes it look so cool. I can picture settling down in this rocking chair to listen to the sounds from a steamy bayou and hear a good old murder tale. OK - so I read this book a long time ago now. Or did I just see the movie? No - I would never do such a thing. So besides knowing that this book contains a murder, and some antiques, as well as voodoo and a creepy statue on the cover, I don't remember the details. But I remember the setting, the old, genteel squares of Savannah as well as the eerie kudzu-covered side of Savannah. And of course certain characters like Lady Chablis and the voodoo priestess Minerva definitely made an impression. This country style rocker is the best place to comfortably hear a story filled with fear, revenge and ghosts - the gentle rocking of your own flesh and blood will stave off the spirits!   Choose Your Colors Shown in Acorn, the Outer Banks Wicker Heirloom Chair is available in 20 available colors (including Natural). Buttercup is shown (top right) because it shows off Beryl's hair For the Pepperrell Cove Upholstered Bench, the leg selection shown is Dune. However, there are eighteen total leg colors as well, and any Benjamin Moore paint color can be added to your bench to further make it your own. Our Bentwood Rocker looks jaunty in Old Red, but there are a baker's dozen of other colors to choose from, including pretty Bishop Blue (shown at bottom left).   Book credits: 1) Straight on Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham by Mary S. Lovell; Sleeping With the Enemy; Coco Chanel's Secret War by Hal Vaughan; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt [post_title] => Reading and Relaxing: Style Your Sitting [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => reading-and-relaxing-style-your-sitting [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-09-01 15:55:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-09-01 19:55:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=177887 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 309 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2020-07-30 15:35:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-07-30 19:35:24 [post_content] =>   Now more than ever, we truly realize how important it is to have at least a small piece of the outdoors nearby – as well as a link to the outside world. A porch is not just a way to state your style to any passers-by, but a place to hover between the safety of home and the ever-calling romance with the outdoors and neighborly life. The porch is not just a portal to all that we call home, but also to everything we as humans seek out. So go ahead and decorate your outside “room” just like you would any indoor living space. It’s good for you! First, is the porch completely enclosed, covered, or is it more susceptible to the elements? We offer three collections of wicker for any setting:  
  • Cottage Wicker – designed for indoors and for a covered screened porches
  • Porch Wicker – designed for any type of covered porch with limited exposure
  • Outdoor Wicker – can be used anywhere, including open patios
  Now decide how you will primarily use the porch – think beyond just relaxing and grilling. This will help you prioritize your space.  
  • Do you want to incorporate a dining area?
  • Would you rather have a cozy conversation nook?
  • Do you need a staging area for gardening?
  The pictured porch is pretty impervious to weather, so the pieces in it hail from our Cottage Wicker Furniture Collection. Featured are some key pieces for relaxing as well as entertaining, such as the Cottage Wicker Hexagonal Table and the St. Augustine Wicker Rocker. Several wicker colors are available. P.S. The little cutie peeking in at the lower right-hand corner of the photo is the Cape Hatteras Fish/Whale Bed.   Our Porch Wicker Furniture Collection is a versatile option for indoors, screened-in areas and covered porches – all pieces are made of durable rattan. If you’ve always wanted a small dining area on your porch, the space saving Bistro Wicker Dining Table is a great idea.

Bistro Wicker Dining Table

    Today’s selection of outdoor furniture, outdoor fabrics and rugs allow you to create the porch of your dreams!  Here is an example of one of our enviable Outdoor Wicker Furniture Collection pieces, the Bermuda Wicker Swivel Glider (many coordinating pieces):

Bermuda Wicker Swivel Glider

  Whatever is on your porch agenda, remember to plan for privacy so you can truly relax and enjoy the space.  Consider the seasons – shading is essential in the rainy spring and hot summer, while an adjacent fire pit or outdoor heaters allows you to enjoy your outdoor space long into the autumn and early winter.  

Cape Charles Porch Wicker Collection

Brought to you by Cottage Home - specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

[post_title] => The Importance of Porches [post_excerpt] => Decorate your outside “room” just like you would any indoor living space. First, decide how you will use it. Then develop a porch decorating plan. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => porches [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-07-30 15:47:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-07-30 19:47:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=309 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 405 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2020-01-22 15:15:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-01-22 20:15:27 [post_content] => Choosing a farmhouse table for your home can feel as momentous and personal as picking out a piece of art or even your wedding outfit. Aside from the creative choices involved, such as picking paint or stain colors, there are some basic practical considerations for everyday functionality.

1. What size farmhouse table do I need?

The ideal dining table size for you depends upon the number of people you seat most days, as well as the size of your room or dining area. This chart shows recommended table sizes based upon number of people for both round tables and rectangular tables with a width of 36”- 42”.
# of people Seats comfortably Workable size
4 4' rect / 48" round  42" round
6 6' rect / 60" round 5' rect / 54" round
8 8' rect / 72" round 7' rect / 66" round
10 10' rect 9' rect
Extensions   Extensions? If you entertain often, company board extensions are available for most of our farmhouse tables. They slide into the ends of the table to maintain the look of the long planks used in traditional farmhouse tables and to avoid a split in the center. A pair of extensions increases the size of your dining table by 3 feet - space for four more guests. Adequate clearance? Allow a clearance of 36”around your table for walking and pulling out chairs (the minimum without feeling too tight is 27”). Make sure that your dining chairs or benches will fit comfortably around your new table, allowing 2-6” between chairs. If you have a banquette, also consider either a trestle or pedestal base for your table to avoid interference with a table leg. For additional information, please see our Dining Table Seating Guide.

2. What kind of wood should I choose for the top of my farmhouse table?

Selecting a type of wood for your farmhouse table involves striking a balance between appearance, durability and cost. Appearance For a farmhouse table with individual character, reclaimed wood such as pine and oak is a popular choice. Other woods, such as maple or new pine, will give your table a classic farmhouse look without rustic details like distressing. Wood with beautiful graining, such as oak, should be shown off with a stained or waxed finish. If you prefer your table painted, choose a wood with fewer knots (like poplar or maple) for no show-through. Durability If you are concerned with keeping the everyday wear of your table to a minimum, consider the hardness of the wood you choose.  Softer woods, such as new pine or poplar, can be more susceptible to dings. Here is a rough guide to the hardness of different woods by density:

New Pine                      Poplar     Old Pine                                Maple                                                              Oak

Soft ---------------------------------------------- Medium ------------------------------------------ Hard

 350  400  450  500  550  600  650  700  750  800  850  900  950 1000 1050 1100 1150 1200 1250 1300

  Cost For farmhouse tables, the harder the wood, the higher the cost. Pine and poplar are the least expensive woods while oak costs considerably more. Reclaimed (old) wood tables, which are more durable than those made from new pine, are also less expensive than hardwood tables. Based upon our 17 years of experience designing custom farmhouse tables, the most popular wood choices remain pine, old (reclaimed) pine and maple.  

3. What is the most durable finish for the top of my farmhouse table?

A clear top coat over either a stained or painted finish is the most durable surface for a farmhouse table top. Remember that any major surface damage to this finish may require professional repair – or just leave the marks to increase the character of the table top. Whatever finish you choose for your farmhouse table, we recommend using place mats, coasters and hot pads to keep it free of water rings or burn marks.  

4. How do I care for my farmhouse table?

The top of your farmhouse table is easy to maintain – clean with a damp sponge and dry with a clean, soft cloth. DO NOT USE CLEANERS OR SOLVENTS (Pledge, 409, nail polish removers, etc). For small dings or scratches on painted surfaces, touch up paint (not stain) is available from us. A stain from your local hardware store in a similar color to your table finish can fix minor dings or scratches on stained tables, but major repairs or refinishing should be left to a professional. Only apply wax touch-ups (we can provide brand information) if you have a table with a waxed finish and want to freshen the look periodically. Do not sand before applying wax, then let dry and then buff off with clean, dry, soft cloth.  

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At Cottage Home, we believe every element of your home décor speaks volumes about your personality. You can’t be content settling for mass-produced items that do little more than serve a function. Instead, your home décor should make a statement or add a unique touch that tells a story.

In fact, a new chapter of your life story begins the moment you move into your home. Each room begins to reflect your lifestyle with every design choice you make. Cottage Home understands the distinct needs of each client. That’s why we focus on crafting meaningful pieces designed to create beautiful, restful spaces.

Time-honored Methods

Cottage Home furniture evokes memories of times gone by. That’s because we use the same time-honored methods as artisans of the past. Our furniture is crafted, not produced, providing unmatched attention to detail artfully fashioned by experienced craftsmen.

Every custom piece we sell is made by a team of carefully selected builders offering handcrafted, quality furniture. We’ve been in business for 17 years allowing us to separate the wheat from the chaff to build a superior team of talent. Your order is guaranteed to be made in the USA by local, experienced craftsman screened and selected for quality.

Despite our custom approach to furniture creation, we remain highly competitive with mass-produced manufacturer pricing.

Distinct Cottage Style Furniture

There is also a distinct cottage style to our custom furniture that combines unsurpassed comfort with casual elegance. We specialize in cottage, coastal and country-style décor. Our furniture is not only beautiful but also designed to make people feel instantly at home. We’ve taken years to learn what our clients want: casual comfort with colorful options that allow them to get creative.

We never underestimate the importance of quality and comfort. In fact, all Cottage Home furniture is personally comfort tested by our finicky team of comfort experts.

Custom Designs

Many aspects of our home furnishings are customizable. A broad range of colors, styles, and sizes make it easy to design one of a kind pieces suited to your needs. If this seems more overwhelming than appealing, never fear. We offer interactive product design assistance, so you always make the right choices for your home.

Everything is made to order to ensure your furniture is as distinctive as you. We will design to suit any size, which makes it easier to find the perfect chair and side table for that little nook beneath your stairs, the ideal sideboard for that awkward spot in your kitchen, or the desk perfectly designed for that window overlooking the ocean.

Our color choices are endless so you can create a wonderful focal point for any room in the house. Our designers know color and aren’t afraid to use it!

Singular Design

Our entire focus is on creating lovely, comfortable, livable spaces. We not only design furniture but also provide cottage style home decorating services. We are your one-stop-shop for all things cottage, coastal or country creating homey, casual comfort with just the right amount of sophistication.

Our experienced cottage style interior decorators never create two products or room designs the same. We provide exclusive, individually crafted products and homes that are truly yours and yours alone.

Unrivaled Customer Service

Our family-run business is highly responsive. We remain focused on singular design methods that surpass expectations. We fashion home furnishings for people, with an understanding that the life you lead should be reflected in your home.

Cottage Home takes a very personalized approach to customer service, forming strong relationships that often last for years. Our customers love what we do because they know they won’t find another company that understands their needs so well. We are as unique in our approach to customer care as the homes and customers we serve.

Successful Online Design Process

We provide a rare web-based design service using our own highly effective long-distance design process. You receive the same attention to detail you would in person, including full-service samples for paints, fabrics and rugs.

Every furniture order includes the delivery of stain and paint samples to your home so you can confirm your color selections. To ensure the correct color for your production we often take the samples you return and give them directly to our finishing departments.

Need assistance with multiple rooms or an entire home? Just share your decorating vision, room dimensions and photos and we will develop a total room design including room layouts, rugs, fabrics and color options.

Cottage Home helps build the lifestyle you desire using color, design and comfortable furnishings that last a lifetime.

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A farmhouse kitchen is the ultimate area to relax and eat meals in the home. It’s an open-concept space in which families can get together and celebrate. But what elements are found in farmhouse kitchens? And how can you create the ideal farmhouse kitchen in your home? In this latest post, we’re highlighting five examples of features you’ll find in the classic farmhouse kitchen.

What to Consider When Shopping for Farmhouse Kitchen Products

Before reviewing the latest items matching the farmhouse kitchen aesthetic, you must keep some considerations in mind. Below are several key questions to help you when making the decision.

Does the Product Match the Colors of My Kitchen?

When adding new products to your kitchen, take the time to review the exact colors of each item, and ensure the colors match the distinct style of your kitchen. You can speak with the sales team directly to learn more about the color-matching process. This can be important to unifying the current look of the kitchen and achieving your design goals.

Can the Item Be Easily Integrated?

When most people are shopping for new feature items in their kitchen, they aren’t considering the process of integrating the new item. A new sink might be the ideal choice for improving the kitchen’s design. But how much work is involved in getting the sink into the kitchen and installing it?

Will the New Feature Offer Lasting Value?

While farmhouse kitchen styles tend to remain similar over many years, you may find that some new additions are simply a recent trend. Take the time to speak with the experts and find out about the lasting value a new addition can bring to life in your farmhouse.

Here are five distinct farmhouse kitchen design elements you might want to add to your home.

1. Exposed Shelving and Cabinetry

The typical farmhouse kitchen will feature exposed shelving cabinetry, which makes the room feel more open and welcoming. Make sure that exposed shelving is near to natural light sources so that you can expand upon the feeling of openness. Exposed shelving and cabinetry take up less visual space, so they make the room seem larger and the ceilings appear higher and the walls further apart.

2. The Farmhouse Sink

The farmhouse sink harkens back to a time when the kitchen was the hub of all activity within the home. They offer the perfect combination of aesthetics and functionality. The traditional farmhouse sink is noted for its depth and width, as well as its apron, which juts out slightly from the countertop. In the farmhouse kitchen layout, the sink typically contrasts in color from the rest of the countertop.

3. Free-Standing Cabinets

As well as being exposed to the light, farmhouse kitchen cabinets are typically freestanding. That's because space was limited back when the farmhouses were traditionally built, and so homeowners added freestanding features for additional storage. A freestanding cabinet is usually placed against a wall and out of the way to enhance traffic flow in the kitchen.

4. Hardwood Flooring

One of the standout features in many farmhouse kitchens is hardwood flooring. It will look impeccable whether you go for a distressed style or a more natural look. One of the key benefits of using hardwood flooring is that it’s easy to clean. And even wear and tear on the floor will add to the vintage appeal of the space. Many homeowners are now substituting natural wood with ceramic or vinyl for the same aesthetic without the associated maintenance or cost.

5. Traditional Lighting

Traditional farmhouse lighting can become the centerpiece of the room. Simple lighting additions such as Edison bulbs can help that classic style resonate. These features often look better when hanging down into the room. Using a drop-down fixture above your farm table will provide the perfect lighting conditions to prep and eat meals.

Discuss Your Upcoming Home Upgrade Project With Cottage Home Furniture

Our experienced team can help you to pick out farmhouse styles that match your design objectives with precision. We’re committed to offering the highest quality products at affordable prices, and we have a reputation for excellence throughout the furniture industry. To learn more about our products, please visit our website today or call our team directly.

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A Little Flashy:

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Au Naturale:

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The Outdoorsy Type:

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Hopeless Romantic:

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Vintage Chic:

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Nautical Accents

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Maritime Window Treatments

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Seafaring Stairs

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Furniture Fit For A Sailor

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 What is your favorite use for nautical rope?

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1. Space Saver

When working with small spaces, as cottages often are, we are always looking for clever cottage decorating ideas to save space.  Decorating with barn doors in lieu of traditional swing doors, not only offers a custom look to your home, but they save a tremendous amount of space!

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2. Adds a Splash of Color

Pump up your decor with a vibrant accent color.  Painting the barn doors is a fantastic way to infuse color in a big way!

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3. Hides Clutter

Barn doors are unexpected decorating idea to close off areas, like the pantry or laundry room, while adding a ton of personality to the space.

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4. Adds a WOW Factor

For areas, like hallways, where there aren't a ton of architectural details, barn doors can give your cottage spaces much needed visual interest.

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5. You Can Do It Yourself

To top it all off, you can do this cottage decorating idea yourself!  Check out The Hand Made Home for a complete tutorial on how to design and build your own barn doors.

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What room in your home do you feel would benefit from using barn doors?

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Pros

  • In the colder months, there is nothing better than curling up in your nice warm bed to catch up on some of your favorite shows.
  • It is more comfortable to lie down and/or stretch out in bed versus on the sofa.
  • Another viewing area is helpful to avoid disagreements at home. 
  • It is nice to have background noise when you fall asleep.
  • A great way to wake up in the morning is with coffee, in bed, while watching the morning news.

Cons

  • The noise and/or light level interrupts deep and restful sleep.
  • The bedroom is supposed to be a peaceful place, and the TV disrupts that.
  • There are TV's in the rest of the home, so it doesn't need to be in the bedroom too.
  • It is aesthetically displeasing.
If you find yourself in a disagreement with your partner about whether or not you should have a TV in the bedroom, here are a few ways to compromise.

Compromising

  • Have a TV in the bedroom, but put it in a cabinet that has closed doors. That offers an "out of sight and out of mind" mentality when not in use.
  • Use the sleep timer to make sure that the television shuts off, even after you have fallen asleep. That way it does not continue to interrupt deep and restful sleep for you or your partner.
  • Bring the laptop into bed instead of having a TV set up all of the time. It allows the TV viewer to put on headphones to listen in, while the other partner is none the wiser.
From an cottage decorating point of view, there are a lot of unobtrusive ways to incorporate a TV into your design scheme that don't make it a focal point.  Here are some beautiful inspiration photos to help you find the right solution for your bedroom:

Cottage Decorating | Small TV in Bedroom Image: Sarah Richardson Design Camouflage the television by hiding it amongst a beautiful vignette 

Cottage Decorating | Built In TV Cabinet Image: BHG Custom cabinetry built-in for a seamless style

Carolina Classic Armoire, Arched Seagrass Doors, MossImage: Cottage Home Entertainment Center with TV Swivel Pull-Out and Doors

Cottage Decorating | TV on Dresser Image: Apartment Therapy Choose a smaller sized television so that it blends in like an accent.

How do you weigh in about having a TV in the bedroom?  Any new thoughts that might sway a yay or a nay-sayer to the other side?

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How To Make Collage Furniture | Collaging A Cottage Sofa

Determining the size of the piece you want to collage, and how many fabrics to use, are the two hardest questions to answer.  Keep in mind that the bigger the piece and the more fabrics you use, the more intense the overall look.  If you want a sofa with an eclectic look, but want to control the intensity, choose a limited number of fabrics that are softer on the eyes.  

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If you want an eclectic look with a lot of personality, go big and go bold!  Use a variety of fabrics in bold tones to design a look that shows off your creative nature.  The warm tones of the reds, greens, oranges and blues in the sofa below create an electrifying result.  It's not for the faint of heart, as it truly makes a brave statement.

How To Make Collage Furniture | Collaging A Cottage Sofa Images: Anthropologie

Using the collage application on an accent chair tends to be a more popular choice, because the scale allows for just a hint of eclecticism without dominating the space like a full size sofa would.  The personality of the piece is dictated by the shape of the chair and the fabric selections you use.  Since there is not as much surface space on a chair versus a sofa, the number of fabrics used is typically smaller, or the size of the fabric cuts are smaller.  Either way, you still end up with a unique and interesting addition to your home.  Here are a few decorating ideas of accent chairs that have a small number of complementing fabrics with a lot of pizzazz.

Collage 3 Image: Wild Chairy                                                            Image: Divine Interiors    

Collage 7 Image: Be Spoke Life Upholstery                                                Image: Anthropologie

Looking for a more unconventional accent chair to really make a statement?  Take a look at these chairs with wild patterns and colorful prints that are sure to make a splash!

Collage 5 Image: Pinterest                                                           Image: Urban Outfitters 

Collage 6 Image: Practically Modern                                          Image: Home and Lifestyle Design

The beauty of incorporating a collaged piece in your home is the opportunity to think outside of the box.  You can use more of the fabrics that you love; you don't have to choose between that adorable blue ticking fabric, or the bountiful floral fabric you just can't resist.  Use them all to create a piece of furniture that will showcase your style and personality!

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Plump up your hibernation den with comfy accessories for the long winter ahead.

... rugs add warmth to an otherwise standoffish floor...

Cultivate an oasis of comfort in your favorite habitat with a lush, plush cottage style rug.

... rugs help reinvent a room and spark new interest...

Celebrate the passage of autumn into winter with a new rug to suit your centering mood.

... rugs boost or soothe your mood with infusions of new color...

Our four featured cottage rugs range from hand-knotted jute to reversible cotton, all with their own charm.  To sweeten the deal, read on and get in on a time-tested, no-fuss and free way to deep clean just about any rug in your home.  No chemicals, no special tools and no lugging the rug out or having a professional come in to your home.  

Pastiche Hand Knotted Wool Rug

Pastiche Hand Knotted Jute Rug

Soft, plush and eco-friendly Rusty orange, deep ink, ice blue, cream and silver 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 9' x 12', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

 

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Olive Branch Woven Cotton Rug

Neutral, reversible, lightweight Mossy greenish brown and silversage 2' x 3', 4' x 6', 6' x 9" 8' x 10' 9' x 12', 2.5' x 8' & 2.5' x 12' runners

 

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

Biltmore Salva Parlor Ivory Blue Woven Wool Rug

100% New Zealand wool Spice, peachy gold, cranberry, seafoam and light blue 3' 11" x 4' 11", 5' 3" x 7' 10", 6' 7" x 9' 10"

 

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Alpine Diamond Slate Woven Wool Rug

Rustic refinement with raised texture Camel, oatmeal and pebble grey 2' x 3', 3' x 5', 5' x 8', 8' x 10', 10' x 14' & 2.5' x 8' runner

  A rug can make or break a room, so we at Cottage Home offer multiple rug collections, with patterns and colors hand-selected by our staff.  Whether you crave handmade wool rugs, farmhouse-style braided rugs, natural beach house jute rugs, crisp woven coastal cotton rugs or easy-to-clean indoor/outdoor rugs, we have what you need. Samples of many rugs are available for a refundable deposit fee. And now the free stuff!  This is a nice little family anecdote about sharing a passion for rugs . . . and a passion for thrift.  Here is the promised no-cost method for deep-cleaning just about any rug in your home (there are also some photos of cool, one-of-a-kind heirloom rugs). Inspired yet? Don't forget to tell us about your favorite rug ever and please follow us on Facebook! [post_title] => Inspiration Board: Cottage Rugs to Warm Your Home [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-cottage-rugs-to-warm-your-home [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-04 15:01:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-04 20:01:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=184883 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 30 [max_num_pages] => 3 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_privacy_policy] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_favicon] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => 22a3133a25afa2df0a8d14dcf364bf11 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )

Cottage Decorating Articles

This is a expanded post collection of cottage decorating articles to help stimulate your thoughts on improving your cottage style designs. Some examples of  post articles include how to Design a Sofa Collage, 5 Ways to Use a Barn Door in Your Designs, updates on design trends and many more. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags to focus on specific decorating by room or cottage decorating style. Please let our designers know which article you found the most helpful or what cottage decorating subjects you would appreciate us covering in the future.

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Rugs to Warm Your Home

Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Design Tips, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Inspiration Boards, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House

With the changing of the seasons, we turn to familiar comfort zones in our home for solace:  the bedroom, the fireplaced den, the living room sofa.  Outdoors is still there for us, but with darkness coming on earlier and earlier, even the most stoic of us sometimes just want to curl up under a cozy […]

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Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover

Inspiration Board: Cottage Fireplace Mantel Makeover

Articles, Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Design Tips, Farmhouse & Country, Inspiration Boards, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House

  As we get ready to hunker down in our homes for the season, we want everything as cozy as possible. Decorating, redoing (or creating) a cottage fireplace mantel in your living room can be an inexpensive way to get some new-to-you coziness in place fast. As it turns out, you don’t even need a […]

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Why Choose Cottage Home Furniture?

Articles, Cottage Style

At Cottage Home, we believe every element of your home décor speaks volumes about your personality. You can’t be content settling for mass-produced items that do little more than serve a function. Instead, your home décor should make a statement or add a unique touch that tells a story. In fact, a new chapter of […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Barn Doors #contemporary #barndoors #designtip http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Top 5 Reasons to Use Barn Doors

Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Design Tips, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies, Porches

When working with small spaces, as cottages often are, we are always looking for clever ways to save space. Using barn doors in lieu of traditional swing doors, not only offers a custom look to your home, but they save a tremendous amount of space! #cottagedecor #barndoors #DIY #designtip http://cottagehomefurniture.com

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The Cottage Home Guarantee

At Cottage Home, we know purchasing custom furniture and décor on the Internet can raise some concerns and questions. Our business is dedicated to pioneering a new process for providing high-quality made-to-order furniture on the Internet. We strive to make it as easy as possible for our customers to have access to custom bench-built products for their homes.

Our focus is on providing an unparalleled furniture buying experience through our careful selection of high-quality products, the in-depth product details provided on our website, our knowledgeable design & selection assistance, a full range of samples services, and a specialized delivery process.

We feel strongly enough about our processes & people to stand behind all of our products & services.
We will be here to help should anything happen to go wrong. Period.

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