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Porches

Cottage Porch Decorating 

Cottage porch decorating ideas for your outdoor living.  Creating a comfortable cottage style screened porch, sunroom or deck has all the design challenges of any room but with frequently an additional constraint on space.  Cottage decorating ideas for porches includes Rooms to Love, Inspiration Boards, Color Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips focused on posts to help you create a great cottage style outside living area.  Cottage decorating posts include tags to allow sorting by color or decorating style.  Please feel free to contact our designers if you would like to discuss your decorating ideas and challenges.

Color Board: Seaglass
Bedrooms, Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Dining, Entryways, Living, Office, Porches

Color Board: Sea Glass

Any home can become a coastal retreat by incorporating these vivid blues and greens. By mixing and matching sea glass tones, it’s easy to create a lively and energetic scheme with a unique layered look. The awesome round rug is a fantastic jumping off point to help build a fun and cheerful space. Reminiscent of the sparkling sea, these hues are sure to be as alluring in your home as they are on the coastal shores.

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Bedrooms, Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office, Porches

Color Board: Bittersweet

This bittersweet palette boasts a perfect balance of cool and warm colors, sure to inspire coastal decorating ideas for your coastal cottage home. The splashy notes of coral and zesty lime are cooled off with a dose of soft seafoam. What’s wonderful about this palette is the versatility of the colors! You can emphasize the coral and the lime for a punchier look, or really play up the seafoam. Either way, the colors will create a harmonious atmosphere in any space.

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Coastal, Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Porches

Inspiration Board: Porch Breakfast Nook

What better way to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee than on a three season porch? Here is an inspiration board to help you put together a quaint and cozy breakfast nook look. The hues of blue, cream, and white make for an easy-on-the-eyes palette that will blend right into the summer sky. Wicker pieces can help create a seamless transition from the inside to the great outdoors. Rattan is a natural material that is eco-friendly and durable. We suggest this look for a covered or three season porch only, because natural rattan is not meant to be in the direct elements.

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Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Country, Living, Office, Porches, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Cozy Daybed

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 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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Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office, Porches

We Turned ONE!

We wanted to share with you, all of our faithful readers, that September marks our One Year Milestone! We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this momentous occasion. And what better way to celebrate than to look back on all of our favorite articles, projects, posts, and cumulative creativity that this blog has shared over the past twelve months. The Distinctive Cottage is proud to be able to continually expand on our original mission: to create, inspire, share, and highlight ideas & trends about living beautifully in today’s home. Here are a few of our favorites to recap a spectacular year in the world of home decorating!

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Articles, Cottage Style, Porches

Deck Design Dilemma

This month’s Design Dilemma comes from a young family near NYC who own a beautiful three-story brownstone. They have a lower patio area in the back with a built-in grill & bar, and would like to create a spot for play dates, lounging, and casual entertaining. They also have a second floor deck, right off the kitchen, that is smaller (17′ L x 7’W) that they want to use as a quieter seating area for morning coffee and quick bites.

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