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Cottage Dining Room Decorating 

Use these cottage dining room decorating ideas to help this high traffic area be both enjoyable and functional.  The dining area is frequently the hub of daily activity in a cottage home.  Our cottage dining room decorating posts include Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love, Color Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips all focused on helping you create a unique and memorable gathering spot. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags if you would like to focus on a specific color or decorating style. If you would like to discuss your ideas or need help consider contacting our cottage style designers.

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

These coastal kitchens are amazing!  They each have their own distinct style, but all share the same aqua and white color palette, phenomenal tiled back-splashes, and beautiful pendant lighting.  It’s a coastal style kitchen recipe that we cannot get enough of.

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
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Centsational Girl

Coastal Style Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: House of Turquoise

Coastal Cottage Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Bloglovin

Aqua Teal Backsplash #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Houzz

Beach House Kitchen #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Centsational Girl

Which dreamy coastal kitchen is your favorite?

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Color Board: Playful Pastels

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Playful Pastels #cottagecolors #coastalcolors #cottagestyle #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Style Me Pretty  |  1. Lyric Stripe Linen Decorative Pillow, Call for details  |  2. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Matrix Wheat, Grade 17  |  3. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Seamist, Grade 8  |  4. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Sig Melon, Grade 8  |  5. Summer House Collection Fabrics: Strands Citrus, Grade 13

Looking for a color palette that is whimsical and exciting, yet soft and light? We have you covered! Today we put together a combination of playful pastels that were inspired by the chic living room found here.  The palette features a fresh combination of pastels including coral, mint, and yellow. We love these colors, because they instantly create a cheery, feel good ambiance that exudes personality and creativity.

Check out our Summer House Collection that offers modern and fresh upholstery styles!

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Color Board: Green and Teal

Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Jive Peacock, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Wonder’s Island, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Peacock, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Rope Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 6 x 9, $824  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Christiane Ocean, Grade E, $75 per yard

Looking for a little spring in your home decor step?  Look no further than today’s Green and Teal Color Board for colorful cottage decorating.  It boasts a vibrant palette of aqua, ocean blue, apple green, and all of the hues in between.  

With the warm spring weather comes the mud, and what better way to outfit a high traffic area, like your entryway, than with our Rope Sprout indoor/outdoor rug?  It is made of 100% polypropylene, which makes it both durable and easy to clean.  You can even hose it down and air dry after those really muddy days.  Choose any of the featured coordinating fabrics for throw pillows, curtains, or chair cushions to go with the apple green area rug.

Which of these spring style fabrics is your favorite?

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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brushed Nickel Pendant, 12-108″H (Adjustable) x 12″W, $580 each  |  2. Cottage Style Wall Decor, Redding Clock, Please call for details  |  3. Orleans Side Chair, 21″W x 19″D x 38″H. Seat: 16″D, As Shown: Maple Wood, Rush Seat, Painted Blackberry, Light Rub/Distressed Finish  |  4. Sebago Lake Hutch, 47″W x 22.25″D x 85″H, As Shown: Standard Dimensions, Flat Panel Back, Screen Mesh Doors, Standard Metal Hinges, Metal Pulls, Wood Knobs, Painted Four Leaf, Medium Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  5. Moosehead Lake Trestle Table, Customizable, As Shown: 60″L x 36″W x 30″H, Standard 1″ Top, Painted Linen, Light Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  6. Black Iola Vinyl Floor Cloth, Available in Several Sizes, As Shown: 70″ x 110″, $655

Have you seen our vinyl floor cloths yet? They come in so many colors & patterns and are the perfect accessory for your cottage style decor. For today’s Inspiration Board, we chose the classic white and ivory checker pattern to set the tone for this farmhouse kitchen. The trestle table is the perfect design for a banquette seating area, because the slender base makes it easy to get in and around the feet. For additional seating we recommend the Orleans chair with rush seats, and painted black for contrast against the ivory table. To add storage space, and a splash of color in the black and white motif, we chose the Seabago Lake Hutch, painted in a rustic finish for that farmhouse style charm.

What is your favorite farmhouse piece in today’s Inspiration Board?

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Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm

Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comInspiration Image: Beneath My Heart

1. Hart Cove Buffet and Hutch, 82″W x 18″D x 85″H, As Shown: Painted, Beachwood, $4,555  |  2. Natural Jute Woven Rug, As Shown: 5 x 8, $379  |  3.  Cottage Style Fabrics: Sonnet Moonstone, Grade G, $95 per yard  |  4. Square Leg Farm Table, Customizable, As Shown: Large Square Leg, 60″L x 38″W x 30-32″H, Thick Pine Planked Top, 2″Breadboard, All Stained Espresso, $1,235  |  5. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chairs #5026″W x 27″D x 40″H, As Shown: Grade A, Starts at $465

Shades of white and tall ceilings give this farmhouse style dining room a light and airy ambiance. The space holds an eclectic blend of old farmhouse charm, like the open cupboard and rustic table, and elegant features, like the delicate paisley slipcovers and blown glass chandelier. Everything comes together beautifully, and you could have this look with just a few unique pieces.

What special pieces would you display in the open cupboard?

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Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room

Rooms to Love: Blueberry Bliss #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Pinterest

Today’s Rooms to Love is an awe-inspiring, sunny and contemporary cottage dining room. Your attention is immediately drawn to the incredible cobalt blue wallpaper that gives the space an expansive and vibrant feel. The same amazing rich blue is used throughout the space on the upholstered chairs, dishes and vase, continuing the playful and energetic ambiance. To create some “resting” points the table is all stained in a soft honey finish and the neutral sisal rug offers wall to wall texture.

Do you prefer upholstered or slipcovered dining chairs?

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Rooms to Love: Beach Home

Rooms to Love: Coastal Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Image: Queensland Homes

We are floored by the flawless beauty of this Hamptons inspired beach home. Graceful lines, neutral colors, and stunning accents make this a truly unique beach house retreat. From the front door to the back deck, the home breathes relaxation and rejuvenation, due to the soft color palette and airy architecture. The open concept floor plan on the main level flows from kitchen to dining room to family room, which enhances the homes airy quality and makes entertaining a breeze. 

Click here to see the full house tour!

Which is your favorite room in this divine beach retreat?

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.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: Coastal Cottage Dining

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining Rooms #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Image: BHG

 1. Diana Chandelier, 24″ Round x 25″H, $1,240  |  2. Double X Back Side Chair, 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, customizable colors, Shown As: Wood Seat, Painted Solid, Color: Deep Sky, $325  |  3. Country Classics Farmhouse Pedestal Table, customizable, Shown As: 36″Round x 30″H, Painted, Color: Cottage White, Light Distressing, $1,000  |  4. Barkley Console Table, customizable, Shown As: 48″L x 18″D x 40″H, custom color, $1, 620  |  5. Cocchi Jute Woven Rug, 5 x 8, $554

Dining room with a view! This beautiful coastal style home boasts plenty of large windows that allow the sun and ocean air to breeze right in. The soft color palette used throughout the space enhances the light and bright cottage ambiance, and is offset by using crisp white accents. The round dining table is perfect for this space, because each guest can sit comfortably and enjoy the surrounding view. But you don’t need a seaside cottage to get this look! By using a few cottage style pieces in the right colors, you can re-create this coastal style anywhere.

If this was your cottage home, would you prefer to have window treatments?

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Color Board: Beach House Pastels

Color Board: Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carolina Collection, Color: Wisteria  |  2. Carolina Collection, Color: Bayside  |  3. Carolina Collection, Color: Periwinkle  |  4. Cottage Collection, Color: Deep Sky  |  5. Carolina Collection, Color: Ocean Air  |  6. Carolina Collection, Color: Aquamarine  |  7. Carolina Collection, Color: Seafoam  |  8. Sealife Canvas Giclee Series, set of six for $1,200 or individual prints for $200 each  |  9. Medium Blue Iridescence Braided Chenille Rug, 36″ Round $45

Who doesn’t love a pastel palette?  By combining shades of purple, blue, and green, we created today’s beach house pastels color board that would be perfect for a peaceful coastal retreat.  Saturated color combos of coral and aqua are a popular coastal decorating choice for an invigorating beach house look, but this palette brings out the softer side for a more relaxing ambiance.

What do you prefer, saturated colors or a softer pastel hue?

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