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Cottage Style Decorating

Cottage style decorating is casual, colorful and comfortable.  Painted furniture,  slipcovered sofas,  reclaimed wood tables,  bright fabrics,  wicker chairs and striped rugs are all part of cottage style decorating.  We have collected all of our cottage style decorating posts in one place including Color Boards, Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips to help you develop your cottage decorating design ideas.  All of the posts include sorting tags if you need to focus on a color or need decorating ideas for a specific cottage room.  Enjoy browsing! [parent] => 0 [count] => 301 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 [term_icon] => [cat_ID] => 2724 [category_count] => 301 [category_description] =>

Cottage Style Decorating

Cottage style decorating is casual, colorful and comfortable.  Painted furniture,  slipcovered sofas,  reclaimed wood tables,  bright fabrics,  wicker chairs and striped rugs are all part of cottage style decorating.  We have collected all of our cottage style decorating posts in one place including Color Boards, Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips to help you develop your cottage decorating design ideas.  All of the posts include sorting tags if you need to focus on a color or need decorating ideas for a specific cottage room.  Enjoy browsing! [cat_name] => Cottage Style [category_nicename] => cottage-style-decorating [category_parent] => 0 ) [queried_object_id] => 2724 [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 (2941) ) 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] => 186179 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-11-23 12:03:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-11-23 17:03:58 [post_content] => Seeing loved ones at Thanksgiving has always been as expected as getting cranberry sauce with your turkey. This year, many will forego making their regular journeys or entertaining guests due to travel restrictions, health issues or just a wish to take precautions. You don't need us to let you know that Thanksgiving has never looked quite like this. Treating yourself to a lovely day seems the only solution if you are to be alone. Teach yourself to make your grandmother's oyster stuffing. Go out in nature and gather pinecones. berries, boughs or seashells for your table. Get out your favorite china and table linens - don't leave them in the hutch just because there won't be a crowd. Bringing nature into your home and cherishing the things that bring you comfort seem to be the only antidotes to the feeling of loss this holiday (besides a FaceTime session). We here at Cottage Home Furniture wish you a safe, creative and content holiday. Don't forget to tell us about how you spent your amended day and please follow us on Facebook.   Photo credits (clockwise from upper left): Starfish Cottage, Tuvalu Home, Cherry Blossom Events, Shelterness, Jungalow, Sand and Sisal [post_title] => Inspiration Board: An Old Re-Fashioned Thanksgiving [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-an-old-re-fashioned-thanksgiving [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-23 12:03:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-23 17:03:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=186179 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [1] => 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] => ) [2] => 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] => ) [3] => 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] => ) [4] => 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] => ) [5] => 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

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Roses are Red & Cottage Homes can be too.

Adding touches of red to a cottage living room can be an inspired decorating move, but can also daunt those who think that the color necessarily invokes boldness. Soft reds are a compromise for those wanting to inject some warmth but who are also afraid of creating an overpowering palette. Valentine's Day is a perfect time to experiment with red with the possibility of it becoming a staple in your decor year-round.

Red accessories can ramp up your color scheme as much or as little as you desire without any permanent commitment. In the cottage room above, pillows and a lampshade in persimmon both draw out the natural color in the brick hearth and floor and add interest to the neutral taupe couch. Even the spines of old brick red volumes stand out nicely against the black backdrop of a floor-to-ceiling built-in and can be changed out to another color or object without much energy. Adding red is a great way to easily change up your decor and express your current mood.

Do you prefer bright lipstick red or soft berry reds?

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image: Houzz [post_title] => Rooms to Love: The Well Red Cottage [post_excerpt] => Adding touches of red to a cottage living room can be an inspired decorating move, but can also daunt those who think that the color necessarily invokes boldness. Soft reds are a compromise between creating warmth and overpowering the senses. #cottagelivingroom #brickhearth #redaccents http://cottagehomefurniture.com/ [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-the-well-red-cottage [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-02-06 14:14:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-02-06 19:14:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=7718 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [7] => 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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Today's cottage style is all about comfort. It allows you to be a little more eclectic in your selections, and feel free to add elements of décor that might not work in another setting. You can use your most cherished family heirlooms; flea market finds and slightly ornate pieces to create a surprisingly harmonious look. It is a forgiving décor choice that mixes old and new seamlessly allowing you to surround yourself with the items you love. Here are the key items your cottage home living room will need to pull off cottage style.

Comfy Seating

The amount of seating you require is based on how much space you have to spare. At the least, your living room will need a sofa, and ideally, have at least one accent chair or a loveseat. The cottage home living room invites people to sit and stay awhile. If you have a focal point in the room such as a TV, fireplace or even a stunning view of the garden or waterfront, consider how your seating can work around the focal point. This creates better flow while showing off your room’s best features.

In larger rooms, you can designate additional seating where people can feel free to sit and read, chat in more intimate groups or enjoy the best elements of your room. Your seating can include a sofa and loveseat, sofa with one or two accent chairs, or a sectional. Consider the room’s configuration and measurements as well as opportunities to create charming “nooks” or meditative spots where seating will work to make the room more functional and attractive.

Don’t be afraid to introduce less plush seating options such as a natural finish or painted wooden bench, wicker chair or even an antique dining chair carefully placed.

Eclectic Tables

Additionally, your cottage home living room will need an accent table or two flanking the couch. Comfortable seating becomes awkward if people have nowhere to place their cup of coffee or glass of wine. Tables should be eclectic, allowing you to have some fun or evoke a different feeling. For example, if your sofa is more formal in its fabrics you can choose to add an unexpected design element with a roughhewn, distressed coffee or end tables, while a more casual sofa can contrast with slightly more ornate table legs. Don’t be afraid to choose a mix of painted tables, natural wood finishes or even wicker to add to the less formal look of your room.

Once again, space will dictate how many tables you can accommodate. If you have an open, airier room, consider adding a little desk and chair overlooking your best view, or facing the wall for more privacy. And when space allows, a charming sofa table is perfect for placing some of your favorite accents, including lighting, to create a warm ambiance in the evening.

Unconventional Media Centers

A television and other media can really ruin the look of your cottage home living room. However, in smaller homes where you can’t designate a separate room for movies, TV or gaming, you can get creative and introduce cottage friendly furnishings to accommodate your media needs.

Some examples would include distressed or painted wood:

  • Big screen TV cabinets ideal for hiding wall-mounted media
  • Armoires to accommodate all your media
  • Antique styled cabinets with doors to cover up all the media and wires
  • Buffet style sideboards or cabinets
  • Interesting bookshelves
  • Cottage style consoles

Think beyond the modern furnishings used for media and look for unique, one of a kind pieces. Consider customizing a media center based on the wood and/or color scheme in the room to really create a diverse and whimsical look.

Masterful Storage

Media might not be the only items requiring storage. Your living room might serve multiple purposes from a kids’ playroom to your primary room for entertaining. You’ll need storage to keep things neat. This also allows you to use space as wisely as possible in smaller rooms. Some ideas for storage might include painted, distressed or beautifully finished wood pieces such as sideboards, cabinets, bookshelves and even trunks.

Consider multi-purpose pieces for storage such as benches, upholstered ottomans and coffee tables. Pretty woven or wicker baskets can keep things neat, while smaller furnishings such as drawered end tables and cabinets also work well.

Clever Computer Camouflage

Much like your media center, you might require a spot for your computer. Whether you work from home, need a place for the kids to do their homework, or just have nowhere else to place your computer, you’ll want to have clever ways to camouflage all that technology. Computer cabinets are the perfect option, as they tend to be taller than they are wide and include a pullout desk when you need to get to work.

These key items allow you to create a stunning cottage home living room that appears effortless, cozy and absolutely inviting.

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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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Nautical Furniture Products Used in This Collage

  1. 1. Nautical Rope Sconce
  2. 2. By the Sea I Canvas Giclee
  3. 3. Nautical Rope Sconce
  4. 4. Old Pine Square Leg Console Table
  5. 5. Seaport Slipcovered Accent Chair  
  6. 6. Terra Indigo Woven Cotton Rug
  7. 7. Thatch Side Table
  8. 8. Tropique Chain Weave Ottoman

Bring on the carefree vibe of days by the water with this inspired decor nod to all things nautical. Mixing wood, natural fiber, and crisp white cotton fabric instantly calls to mind polished hulls, sun-bleached rigging, and broad sails at the ready. Find everything you need to create this casual coastal look at Cottage Home Furniture.

Begin outfitting your living room for high seas adventure with a cottage style Seaport Slipcovered Accent Chair in the fun, all cotton Ahoy Navy fabric. Our extensive Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture line is available in over 400 fabrics. Next, introduce some wicker furniture from our Cottage Wicker Collection - these natural pieces can be painted in an assortment of colors. Then, standing steadfast, as if overseeing the crew, is our solid wood Old Pine Square Leg Console Table. Several other customizable, bench-built pieces await the captain's orders in our Old Pine Furniture Collection.

And don't forget the fun part - accessorizing. From natural fiber rugs to cottage style wool rugs, we have it all: take a look at our offerings here. We also offer several custom-made giclee canvas wall art pieces, many with a nautical theme. And last not least - lighting is key. View our other sconces and pendant lights here.

 

[post_title] => Inspiration Board: Naturally Nautical [post_excerpt] => Bring on the carefree vibe of days by the water with this inspired decor nod to all things nautical. Mixing wood, natural fiber, and crisp white cotton fabric instantly calls to mind polished hulls, sun-bleached rigging, and broad sails at the ready. Find everything you need to create this casual coastal look at Cottage Home Furniture.Begin outfitting your living room for high seas adventure with a cottage style Seaport Slipcovered Accent Chair in the fun, all cotton Ahoy Navy fabric. Our extensive Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture line is available in over 400 fabrics. Next, introduce some wicker furniture from our Cottage Wicker Collection - these natural pieces can be painted in an assortment of colors. #nauticaldecor #cottagelivingroom #wickerfurniture http://cottagehomefurniture.com [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-naturally-nautical [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-11-20 13:20:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-11-20 18:20:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=8153 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 134176 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2019-04-04 12:10:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-04-04 16:10:50 [post_content] =>   Spring is an indisputably magic time of year, with its longer, warmer days, budding leaves and flowers, as well as cute baby animals and singing birds. But our favorite part of spring at Cottage Home Furniture is reclaiming a long-lost part of the home - your porch. What's better than relaxing in a classic rocking chair and drinking in the fresh green landscape from your cottage porch after a winter of watching Netflix under a comforter? A well-appointed porch can serve as living room, office, den and even dining room in the warmer weather. This classic country porch has all the architectural elements to inspire neighbor envy: a handsome brick floor, leafy arbor-like garlands, stately French doors and slender columns with graceful spandrels. Charming pieces of porch furniture, such as inviting white wooden rockers, a reclaimed barnwood table and a painted hutch and cupboard, give this porch character but also maximize comfort and utility. All of these porch furniture choices allow your porch to be your home away from home... at home. Visit our website for all your porch furniture needs. We also offer total outdoor wicker furniture and farmhouse tables made of naturally decay- and insect-resistant cypress in case you have a patio off the porch that needs decking out, too. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our porch decorating ideas.   Photo credit: Country Living [post_title] => Rooms to Love: Classic Country Porch [post_excerpt] => Spring is an indisputably magic time of year, with its longer, warmer days, budding leaves and flowers, as well as cute baby animals and singing birds. But our favorite part of spring at Cottage Home Furniture is reclaiming a long-lost part of the home - your porch. What's better than relaxing in a classic rocking chair and drinking in the fresh green landscape from your cottage porch after a winter of watching Netflix under a comforter? A well-appointed porch can serve as living room, office, den and even dining room in the warmer weather. #farmhouseporch #countrydecor #frontporch http://cottagehomefurniture.com [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-classic-country-porch [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-02-06 15:26:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-02-06 20:26:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=8145 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 8138 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2019-03-19 13:33:36 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-03-19 17:33:36 [post_content] =>

        1. Dupione Deep Sea Fabric, Porch Wicker Collection  |  2. Cape Charles Wicker Dining Arm Chair  |  3. Labelia, Porch Wicker Collection  |  4.  Erie Water, Porch Wicker Collection  |  5. Shapeshifter Palette, Sherwin Williams  |  6. Dupione Cornsilk Fabric, Porch Wicker Collection  |  7.  Sailcloth Seagull Fabric,  Porch Wicker Collection  |  8. Savannah Wicker Magazine Table  |  9. Vintage Black, Porch Wicker Collection

Colors guide us through life as they signal the changing of seasons and affect our day-to-day mindsets and moods. A giant in color innovation, Sherwin Williams has pinpointed the color trends for this calendar year. One of their curated palettes, Shapeshifter, embodies bold and all-encompassing celestial hues. We offer these colors and more in our Porch Wicker Furniture collection, a must-see line for the upcoming summer. Made of beautiful and durable natural rattan, our Porch Wicker comes in over 20 frame colors with dozens of coordinating fabrics suitable for indoor and sheltered outdoor use. Many of the Cottage Home Furniture collections use Sherwin Williams paints. Did you know that you can bring your own Sherwin Williams color into our customization process? Ask one of our sales associates how right here. Explore our cottage colors and coastal colors and other design palettes with our Inspiration & Color page.   Photo credit: Sherwin Williams [post_title] => Color Board: Cottage Color Forecast [post_excerpt] => Colors guide us through life as they signal the changing of seasons and affect our day-to-day mindsets and moods. A giant in color innovation, Sherwin Williams has pinpointed the color trends for this calendar year. One of their curated palettes, Shapeshifter, embodies bold and all-encompassing celestial hues. We offer these colors and more in our Porch Wicker Furniture collection, a must-see line for the upcoming summer. #cottagecolor #wickerfurniture #teal #periwinkle http://cottagehomefurniture.com [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => color-board-cottage-color-forecast [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-01-28 09:05:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-01-28 14:05:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=8138 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) ) [post_count] => 13 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 186179 [post_author] => 1429 [post_date] => 2020-11-23 12:03:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-11-23 17:03:58 [post_content] => Seeing loved ones at Thanksgiving has always been as expected as getting cranberry sauce with your turkey. This year, many will forego making their regular journeys or entertaining guests due to travel restrictions, health issues or just a wish to take precautions. You don't need us to let you know that Thanksgiving has never looked quite like this. Treating yourself to a lovely day seems the only solution if you are to be alone. Teach yourself to make your grandmother's oyster stuffing. Go out in nature and gather pinecones. berries, boughs or seashells for your table. Get out your favorite china and table linens - don't leave them in the hutch just because there won't be a crowd. Bringing nature into your home and cherishing the things that bring you comfort seem to be the only antidotes to the feeling of loss this holiday (besides a FaceTime session). We here at Cottage Home Furniture wish you a safe, creative and content holiday. Don't forget to tell us about how you spent your amended day and please follow us on Facebook.   Photo credits (clockwise from upper left): Starfish Cottage, Tuvalu Home, Cherry Blossom Events, Shelterness, Jungalow, Sand and Sisal [post_title] => Inspiration Board: An Old Re-Fashioned Thanksgiving [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-an-old-re-fashioned-thanksgiving [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-11-23 12:03:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-11-23 17:03:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cottagehomefurniture.com/?p=186179 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 301 [max_num_pages] => 24 [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] => 1766d1345d5ed5c1d7e6715f9dc2eeaa [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 ) )