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Cottage Living Room Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle cottagehomefurniture.com

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24" x 24",$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34"H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7'6" Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30"W x 35"D x 34"H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today's cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle cottagehomefurniture.comImage: Decoholic

This cozy country home has so much style in such a small space. Primitive country accents, including the needlepoint pillow, checkered drapes, and roughly painted end tables, are carefully arranged throughout the open concept family room for a homey, lived in feel.  The architecture in this home is a beautiful blend of old and new. Rustic elements, like the stone hearth, old pine flooring, and reclaimed wood loft blend seamlessly with polished elements, like the crisp kitchen cabinetry, and beadboard walls. A perfect concoction of new and old in this tiny country cabin.

What is your favorite primitive country accent?

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Get the Look: Country Chic Living Room #countrydecor #countrystylefurniture #countrystyle #reclaimedwoodtables #farmhousedecor cottagehomefurniture.com Inspiration Photo: BHG

1. White Scallop Mirror, other sizes available, 10" x 36", $135 and the White Braid Mirror, other sizes available, 10" x 36", $180  |  2. Fiona Small Chandelier, 27" Round x 33"H, $1400  |  3. Round Side Table, 20"Round x 27"H, As Shown: Almond Finish, Standard Rub/Distressing, $395  |  4. Shoreline Slipcovered Parsons Chair #90, 19"W x 20"D x 38"H, As Shown: Tangiers Bleach, Grade C Fabric, Corded Welt, $445  |  5. Old English Pine Victorian Coffee Table, customizable, As Shown: 42"L x 20"D x 18"H, Two Drawers, Light Brown Wax Finish, Light Rough Hewn Distressing, $1,145

The inspiration photo for this weeks Get the Look is an adorable living room, and with just a few simple pieces you can create this quintessential country chic look too! We love blending rustic elements, like the reclaimed wood coffee table, with refined pieces, like the crystal and wrought iron chandelier, for a distinctive style. The color palette consists of gold, white and creamy colors with sweet accents of pink and green that make the space feel light and graceful.

What is your favorite country style accent in this delightful living room?

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Rooms To Love: Christmas Country Living #christmasdecorating #christmaslivingroom #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas http://cottagehomefurniture.com Photo: House & Home

The holidays have arrived at this beautiful country style home.  The vaulted ceilings provide plenty of space for the huge Christmas tree that is adorned with white lights, colorful ornaments, and a metal star as the finishing touch.  The tree stands center stage in the home and can be enjoyed by family and guests from almost any room.  There is nothing prettier than the warm glow the tree bestows for the perfect holiday ambiance in this Christmas country living room!

Do you have a favorite holiday decoration that you set up each year?

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Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://cottagehomefurniture.comImage: bobbytobin

1. Coastal Cottage Woven Suitcase 28″L x 16″W x 9.5″H $210  |  2. Carolina Large Arch Media Cabinet customizations: 60"W x 27"D x 84"H, raised panel doors, straight base, wood knobs, snow $6,995  |   3. Cordage Cylinder Table Lamp 31"H $415  |  4. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair 30"W x 35"D x 34"H $925  |  5. Beige Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 5' x 8' $402.75  |  6. Sweater Weave Hassock 36"R x 18"H $615  |  7. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34"W x 30"D x 41"H, black $1,970

Natural, elegant, and calm are just a few words to describe this gorgeous cottage style living room.  The layers of natural materials like jute, sisal, rattan, wool, and cotton create a warm and luxurious environment.  But it's not just the materials that make this space luxurious, it's the color palette too.  By sticking with white, oatmeal, and beige for the major pieces, and contrasting with black accents, this room has a refined yet comfortable demeanor. What would you consider to be the main focal point in this eclectic space? Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables [post_title] => Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room [post_excerpt] => Natural, elegant, and calm are just a few words to describe this gorgeous cottage style living room. The layers of natural materials like jute, sisal, rattan, wool, and cotton create a warm and luxurious environment. #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://cottagehomefurniture.com [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => get-the-look-cottage-style-living-room [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:49:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:49:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=6375 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 6345 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-09-24 06:00:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-09-24 10:00:54 [post_content] =>

Pink Living Room | Rooms To Love: Pretty In Pink #decoratingwithpink #slipcoveredsofas #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagestyle http://cottagehomefurniture.com Image: athomeinlove

This cottage style living room has us thinking pink!  Layers of soft pink, grey, and lavender spread across this living room for a serene and tranquil mood.  The eclectic collection of furniture, plants, and accessories gives this space a lot of personality, while still maintaining a focused design style.  The most eye catching part of this room is the awesome partially painted pink wall!  The height of the pink portion naturally draws your eyes up to bring attention to the tall ceiling height.

Does this make you think differently about pink?

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Romantic Living Room | Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance Image: Veranda

Designer Jim Howard created this romantic living room in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for a couple who wanted their new home to express the feeling of a cozy beach home and a rustic Tuscan villa.  As you can see, he executed those concepts beautifully.  Together, the powder blue and cream color scheme evokes the feeling of sand and sea, while the wrought iron candelabras and dramatic scalloped valances provide a rustic Italian tone.

The fabrics on the upholstery are luxurious linens that create an inviting ambiance, while still maintaining a casual feel.  The overstuffed rolled arm chairs, with their adorable kick pleats, provide just the right touch of comfort and elegance.

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Classic Country Style | Rooms to Love: Cozy Daybed Image: Love French Bulldogs 

What a lovely spot for a quiet afternoon!  The dusty blues and roses are beautifully blended with pale creams and yellows to create a distinctive cottage look.  The iron bed frame in this living room is a classic country style, and is tailored nicely with the quilted box cover.  Adding the chipped painted mantle piece above the daybed is a great way to display old frames and pictures for a vintage flair.  

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Rooms to Love: Casual Living RoomImage: Elements of Style

The furnishings in this open concept casual living room all play off of the dramatic contrast between the dark wood floors and the white beadboard walls.  Everything in this space harmonizes beautifully by maintaining the dark/light contrast throughout.  The stark white slipcovered sofa balances the heavy rattan framed chairs and all three pieces are anchored by the beige striped rug.  The trunk coffee table is a great solution for hide away storage and adds a small splash of rustic character.  Naturally the large stone fireplace is the main focal point in the room, flanked by two large windows draped in a soft cream fabric.

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Rooms to Love: Rustic Coastal Cottage photo: BHG

This rustic coastal cottage packs a lot of personality for such a small space.  The painted white high-paneled wainscoting and walls provide a clean palette to showcase the red, white, and blue motif.  The reclaimed wood accent pieces, like the coffee table, the cricket end table, and the storage chest of drawers, bring in a little bit of country to this seaside cottage.  Tasteful coral, seashell, and sea glass accessories sprinkle the walls and surfaces to quietly reference the home's natural surroundings.

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Many people consider the sofa to be the crown jewel of the living room.  It sets the style for the whole room and it’s usually the item that everything else revolves around.  It’s an important purchase – and often an expensive one.  Before you set out to shop, do a little homework first.  It can save time and help you avoid some costly mistakes.

Sofas Shopping Tips | Buying A Sofa

It may sound obvious, but first and foremost, consider size.  In our guide to Starting A Design Project, we recommended that you plot out the dimensions of your room and the placement of your furniture on a computer design program or on graph paper.  Measure the space where you plan to place your sofa – whether it is against a wall or freestanding in the room.  The sofa should be big enough to fill the space, but it shouldn’t overwhelm the room.  A small loveseat sofa generally measures 58 – 65 inches, an apartment or townhouse sofa usually falls between 73 – 80 inches, while a standard sofa is in the range of 81 – 88 inches. One word of caution -- make sure that the size you select will fit in the front door!

Sofa Shopping Tips | Upholstery ConstructionA savvy buyer will ‘look under the hood’ at how a sofa is made.  Generally considered the ‘bones’ of the sofa, a quality frame is made from kiln-dried hardwoods such as oak, maple or poplar that won’t warp or crack.  Usually measuring 1 ¼” thick, these frames are securely screwed together.  The feet should be part of the frame or affixed by a dowel and peg; they should not be glued.  Inexpensive sofas are often framed in plastic, particle board or metal. With a shorter lifespan, an inexpensive sofa may be right for a starter home or a student apartment. 

Seat support and construction also adds years of life – and comfort – to your sofa.  8-way hand-tied springs are the time honored traditional method of support where the springs are hand-tied in eight directions to give even wear and suspension. A newer choice is a drop-in coil suspension that is pre-assembled and machine-made, making them less labor intensive and less expensive.  Drop-in coils are the preferred seat suspension system today because they wear and give evenly. 

Sofa Shopping Tips | Standard CushionCushion and pillow filling is key to comfort and durability.  Dense poly cushions are the most popular because they hold their shape well, have some give, and are very supportive.  For a softer, more relaxed effect, down-wrapped cushions have the same dense poly center wrapped in a blend of down feathers to give the cushion added padding.  Full down is the softest cushion—and the most expensive.  It sinks after one use and requires daily fluffing.

Think about how you will use your sofa to help you select one that’s just right for your lifestyle. Will it be used for everyday activities such as reading, relaxing or watching TV?  Will it have to stand up to the hard use of kids and pets? Or, will the sofa be used only occasionally in a more formal setting?  A sofa used primarily for relaxation may be deep and soft with loose pillows, while a camelback sofa with its curvilinear shape and shallow seating might be the choice for a more formal or traditional setting.  But remember – there is no right or wrong. It’s a matter of personal taste and lifestyle.

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There are also choices - and decisions - to make about arm style.  The traditional rolled arm is very versatile and well-suited to cottage style or country English.  For a contemporary, modern décor, the track arm is sleek and sophisticated with its clean, straight lines.  The flare arm is an interesting blend of the track and rolled arm that makes for an eye-catching statement piece.  Parsons arm, straight arm, curved arm, or even no arm – choose a style that fits your overall décor and dimensions. Consider how it will coordinate with the other furniture in the room.  Selecting a fabric is the fun part – but the choices can be overwhelming.  Solid or patterned?  Smooth or textured? Material? While solid colors may be easier to work with, patterned fabric doesn’t show stains as easily, while adding richness to the room. Textured fabrics also show less wear and tear than smooth ones. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester blends, nylon, acrylics or microfibers are durable, versatile, and easy to clean.  Pre-washed cotton fabrics are ideal for a casual décor. Linen is durable but wrinkles and soils easily.  Chenille is soft and durable, while leather also offers another interesting option for longevity in high usage areas.

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To upholster or to slipcover?  While loose slipcovers used to be associated with shabby-chic and romantic décor, today’s tailored slipcovered sofas are a good alternative to an upholstered sofa for every style. Ideal for a family with kids and pets, slipcovers can easily be removed for at-home wash and dry. Tired of the fabric? Swap out the slipcover without having to purchase a new sofa.  Upholstering is the most tailored option; certain sofa styles and fabrics lend themselves to upholstering only. With all these tips in mind, it’s time to go out and shop!  Use your creativity and your intuition to find just the right sofa that will be the crown jewel in your living room.  Brought to you by Cottage Home - specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables [post_title] => Shopping for a Sofa? It's More Than Just Good Looks! [post_excerpt] => Many people consider the sofa to be the crown jewel of the living room. It sets the style for the whole room and it’s usually the item that everything else revolves around. It’s an important purchase – and often an expensive one. Before you set out to shop, do a little homework first. It can save time and help you avoid some costly mistakes. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => shopping-for-a-sofa-its-more-than-just-good-looks [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:53:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:53:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=2233 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1594 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2013-02-05 15:22:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-02-05 20:22:35 [post_content] =>

Rooms to Love: Mix & Match Living Roomphoto: HGTV

Mixing and matching old wood accents with select newer pieces gives this mix & match living room an exciting blend of old & new.  The fireplace is flanked by two different built-in cabinets; keeping them the same white seen on the fireplace creates a consistent flow across the far wall.  The heightened mantelpiece and reclaimed wood feature create a central focal point and draws the eye directly to the fireplace.  At night, we imagine the illuminating sconces and fire would create a wonderfully cozy place to sit and relax or watch a movie! The placement of the two sofas makes for easy conversation while affording an effortless view of both the fireplace and television.  Choosing two different style sofas and upholstering them in dark complimenting fabrics unifies the dominating pieces. Brought to you by Cottage Home– specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables   [post_title] => Rooms to Love: Mix & Match Living [post_excerpt] => Mixing and matching old wood accents with select newer pieces gives this living room an exciting blend of old & new. The fireplace is flanked by two different built-in cabinets; keeping them the same white seen on the fireplace creates a consistent flow across the far wall. The heightened mantelpiece and reclaimed wood feature create a central focal point and draws the eye directly to the fireplace. At night, we imagine the illuminating sconces and fire would create a wonderfully cozy place to sit and relax or watch a movie! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-mix-match-living-room [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:53:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:53:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=1594 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [12] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1217 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2012-10-16 15:49:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-10-16 19:49:02 [post_content] => For the writer, it’s the tyranny of the blank page.  For the artist, it’s the white canvas.  And for the home decorator … it’s the empty room.  Where do I start?  How do I make all those creative ideas a reality?  And, what if I make a mistake? Don’t worry, you are not alone.  Getting started is always the hardest part of any creative endeavor – whether it’s a poem, a painting, or an interior décor. While everyone has their own way of working, here are some suggestions that may well help you make your interior cottage style decorating projects easier – and more fun.  It’s based on our years of experience helping our customers design rooms that work. Interior Decorating Ideas | Vermont Lake House Living Room First and foremost – start by providing a structure.  Before you even think about colors and fabrics and all those nice touches, you need to lay the foundation.
  • Begin with careful room measurements.  It might sound obvious, but start with the overall dimensions of the room.  Be sure to include window and door locations, windowsill heights, stairs, fireplace, unusual wall locations or anything else that will affect furniture placement and flow.  Good measurements are the first and most important step to plan your room and avoid costly mistakes.
  • Take pictures.   Keep a record of every room for future reference.  Bring them along with you when you start to shop. Be sure to include any pieces of furniture you may want to keep.  Before and after photos can serve as a valuable reference for future decorating projects.
  • Design a rough layout.  You can do this on the computer, as we do.  There are many computer programs available that enable you to create a layout, ‘drag and drop’ actual photos of furniture and move things around with the click of a mouse.  You can access our software program here. Or, if you prefer, you can use graph paper to hand-draw your layout.  Use the grid lines to make a layout to scale.  The rule of thumb is one box on the grid equals one foot of space.  Sketch in where you want to place furniture for each room including the dimensions. Interior Decorating Ideas | Vermont Lake House Living Room Plan Interior Decorating Ideas | Vermont Lake House Living Room 2nd Angle  Interior Decorating Ideas | Vermont Lake House Living Room 3rd Angle
  • Take an inventory.  Not everyone starts with an empty room or house.  There may well be pieces of furniture you want to keep and some you wish to discard.  Take a good hard look and decide which ones are the ‘keepers’.  Can a sofa be reupholstered or recovered with slipcovers?  Can a table or chest be refinished or painted?  Is this really something that you want to keep?  Is it worth keeping?  Oftentimes, unless you plan on reworking a piece yourself, the cost of refurbishing an existing piece can be almost as much as purchasing a new item.  Once you have decided what to keep and what to replace, draw up a furniture inventory of items you will need for each room.  Include dimensions – even though these may be just ‘guess-timates’ in this phase.
  • Think about your personal style.  Are you the country cottage type, traditional or sleek modern?  Don’t forget you can mix and match styles in today’s eclectic design.  Look at the architecture of your home – and its surroundings to create a natural fit with your environment.  And don’t forget to consider your lifestyle.  Is it casual and easy-care or is it more formal?  Are there kids and pets to consider?  Start to envision your ‘dream house’ – a house that works for everyone involved.
  • Scheme about colorNow is the time to start thinking about your color scheme. Get creative. Scour websites and magazines for ideas.  What colors do you love – and which ones do you avoid?  Pick a color combination that works best for your environment – and fits with items you may already own.  Create harmony. Think about the flow of color from one room to the next.  Start with an important item that will be the focal point of your room – a sofa, a rug or a piece of art.
  • Consider your budget & timeline.  This is the hard part.  Take a good look at your finances and try to come up with a rough figure for what you plan to spend.  Look at prices – particularly for ‘big ticket’ items -- and decide where you may want to splurge and where you can economize.  In addition, not every piece has to be purchased at the same time. Once you have a plan, you can always “fill in” a room when your finances permit. Consider investing in, and waiting for, high quality furniture a decision that will serve you well into the future.
  • Browse online or in stores.  Okay, now you are ready to start looking around.  The possibilities are endless.  Look at catalogues, magazines and websites.  Browse through local stores.  Ask for opinions – get design assistance.  Bring along all the elements you have put together as part of your foundation – dimensions, photos, layouts, product inventory and color schemes.  If you have any fabric swatches, bring those along too.  
You are now ready to shop!  In the months ahead, we will take you on a room-by-room tour to help you design your own distinctive home. Brought to you by Cottage Home - specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables [post_title] => Interior Decorating Ideas: Starting A Project [post_excerpt] => While everyone has their own way of working, here are some suggestions that may well help you make your interior cottage style decorating projects easier – and more fun. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => interior-decorating-ideas-starting-a-project [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:58:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:58:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=1217 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) ) [post_count] => 13 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 7471 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2015-04-17 10:01:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2015-04-17 14:01:45 [post_content] =>

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1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24" x 24",$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34"H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7'6" Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30"W x 35"D x 34"H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today's cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

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