COTTAGE STYLE FURNITURE
When we think of cottage style furniture & decor, these four “rules” come to mind:
1. Banish the bland interior. Cottage furniture uses color and pattern to help define space.
2. Add texture to your space. Mix and match using casual bright fabrics on your slipcovered sofa. Use florals and stripes, checks and plaids, solids and patterns in a coordinated casual cottage furniture theme.
3. Create an authentic interior. Emphasize the old and mix with the new. In a typical American-style cottage you are likely to find painted cottage furniture, reclaimed farmhouse tables, and cottage wicker, with and without distressed surfaces.
4. Set the stage with wood flooring and cottage style area rugs. A cottage floor is meant to be walked on and easy to care for!
Above all else, cottage furniture is meant to be used and enjoyed. Just as in fashion, the right cottage style accessories help make the ‘look’. Let your personality shine through. There are many different ways our cottage furniture and décor can help to create your perfect cottage home – here are three of our favorites:
Dark finished wood stands out against classic black and white painted finishes in traditional decorating – classic cottage takes this idea one step further by incorporating unexpected touches of color! Whether it is a signature painted piece or a hidden detail, a fun fabric print or bold artwork, these individual elements help make a classic cottage a home.
Everything goes when it comes to casual cottage furniture and decorating! Mix and match to your heart’s delight in your casual cottage, combining new and old, found and bought, vintage and keepsakes. It’s your choice how eclectic you want your casual cottage style to be.
Your casual cottage also needs a place for family and friends to gather for an impromptu pot-luck dinner – a rustic farmhouse table in your dining room, kitchen or porch is just the place to do that! Need extra seating? Grab that cottage bench from the foyer or cottage wicker chairs from the deck.
Weathered and worn furniture invites guest into a calming retreat from everyday life, with plenty of comfy chairs and ottomans to encourage them to put up their feet and enjoy a cup of tea.