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Cottage Entryway Decorating

Cottage entryway decorating ideas presents fun ways of introducing your visitors to the special experience they can expect when visiting your cottage home. Cottage entryway decorating posts include Get the Look, Color Boards, Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love and Designs Tips all targeted to creating a perfect cottage style welcoming spot. All of the posts include sorting tags to focus on a specific color or cottage decorating style. For additional help or to discuss decorating ideas feel free to contact our designers.

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Cottage Furniture Collection: Sunshine Paint Color  |  2. Carolina Furniture Collection: Beach Rose Paint Color  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics:Ladbroke Punch, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  4. Cottage Furniture Collection: Mandarin Paint Color  |  5. Carolina Furniture Collection: Gullah Blue Paint Color  |  6.  Coco Red Indoor/Outdoor100% polypropylene, 4 x 6, $171

Today’s cottage style color board is a kaleidoscope of colors that come together to make a bold statement. Mandarin, sunshine yellow, beach rose pink and gullah blue are all vibrant cottage colors in this amazing indoor/outdoor rag rug, Coco Red, that we used as our foundation piece in this color scheme. The rug is a perfect casual style rug for a living room that sees a lot of traffic, because of it’s durability and beautiful color palette.  The ornate paisley print would be a phenomenal fabric choice for drapery to continue the bold color palette throughout the space.  Want to add more color? Choose any of the four paint colors for finishing occasional tables or a large accent furniture piece.

What is your favorite color found in our kaleidoscope color board?

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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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Get The Look: Beach House Entryway

Beach House Entryway | Get The Look #beachhouse #coastalentryway #coastalfoyers #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Beach House Entryway | Get The Look #beachhouse #coastalentryway #coastalfoyers #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Driftwood Mirror 40″W x 3″D x 51″H $840  |  2. Clear Blue Coils Glass Lamp 31″H $320  |  3. Stony Brook Arm Chair 22.5″W x 21″D x 40″H, painted cane seat, raw cotton, standard rub/distressing $740  |  4. Heritage Sofa Table customizations: 48″L x 16″W x 30.75″H, cup pulls, painted, antique white, standard rub/distressing $1,200

Fresh and bright, this beach house entryway lets you know at once that the ocean is near!  Aqua and orange accents pop against the weathered white sofa table and natural driftwood mirror, setting the stage for a casual, yet sophisticated, coastal home.  The side chair with pillow is the perfect place to slip off your regular shoes and exchange them for flip flops.  Or better yet, go barefoot!  Beach house decorating is all about creating a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere, and this coastal foyer certainly does just that. 

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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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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brooklyn Mirror, 31.”D, $320  |  2. Red Lake Console Table, customizable, as shown: 60″L x 20″D x 40″H, painted Lake Breeze, medium rub/glaze and distressing  |  3. French Country European Market Basket26.5″L x 20″W x 14″H, $145 and the French Country Loft Basket, 25″L x 15″W x 8″H +3″ handle, $110  |  4. Heritage Entry Cabinet Bench, customizable, as shown: 60″W x 68.25″H x 18.5″D, cup pull knobs, painted Antique White, standard distressing  |  5. Max Indoor Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, available in different sizes, 2’5″ x 8′ Runner, $236

The entryway is the first impression of your home and a great place to establish style.  This cottage style entryway exudes soft colors, organization, and simplicity for a casual lifestyle.  Providing places to hang coats, store shoes, and tuck away hats and mittens will reduce the chance of accumulating clutter and keep this heavily trafficked area neat.  We suggest the cabinet for hanging coats, the console table for your keys/wallets/phones, and the baskets stored underneath for hats and mittens!  We specifically chose a 100% polypropylene rug in darker colors to hide dirt and wear.  The two main furniture pieces are completely customizable so you can choose your own color palette to reflect your home’s personal style.

What are some of your tricks to keep the entryway neat?

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Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Crossed Paddles Hooked Rug, 2 x 4, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125  |  2. Blue Lone Star hooked Pillow, 18 x 18, $90  |  3. Pursuit Blueridge Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  4. Bungalow Royalty Blue Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  5. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Nautical  |  6. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Flame  |  7. Rowboat Hooked Rug, 2 x 3 or 30″ x 8′ Runner, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125 – $290

Vivid red and deep blue are a striking combination that come together so well in this week’s lake house style color board.  The canoe and paddle motif hooked wool rugs are adorable designs that bring a bit of whimsy and personality to any space in the home.  Whether you need a pop of color by the front door, a bare hallway or by the bed, these rugs are comfortable and durable.  To really ensure your lake house furniture stands up against all of the wear and tear of summer fun, we suggest two striped fabrics that are made of 100% dyed acrylic.  These fabrics are mildew and stain resistant, and can be used for slipcovered sofas, loveseats, chairs, and even throw pillows for maximum durability.

What has been your experience with indoor/outdoor fabrics?

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Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron

Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Layout Jade Fabric, $65 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Capparis Fabric, $85 per yard  |  3. Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Yellow, light distressing, light rub  4.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Teal, light rub, light distressing  |  5.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Black, light rub, light distressing  |  6. Lake House Furniture Collection: Rain Jacket, medium rub, medium distressing  |  7. Lake House Furniture Collection: Lake Breeze, medium rub, medium distressing  |  8. Lake House Furniture Collection: Cast Iron, medium rub, medium distressing

This week’s cottage decorating color board boasts cheerful colors and whimsical prints that would be ideal in a cottage or coastal style home.  Mixing yellow, aqua, and cast iron create a dominating palette full of life, personality and spunk.  Depending on how rustic you want the space to feel, we have suggested the same three colors in two different paint finishes.  The top row features our Country Classics collection paints that have a very lightly rubbed finish for a cleaner look.  The bottom row features our Lake House collection paints which boast heavily distressed paint finishes that are worn away to the wood for an aged look.  Or you can mix and match finishes for an eclectic style!

Which set of finishes do you prefer for a cottage or coastal style home?

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Color Board: Playful Personality

Color Board: Playful Personality #cheerfulcolors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Playful Personality #cheerfulcolors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

1.  Wheel Coral Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  2. Lake House Furniture Collection, Aquamarine Paint, Medium Rub, Glaze and Distressing  |  3. Country Classics Furniture Collection, Cottage Leaf Paint, Light Rub, Glaze and Distressing  |  4. Lake House Furniture Collection, Tangerine Paint, Medium Rub, Glaze and Distressing  |  5. Autumn Stripe Cotton Rug, 4 x 6 $112 

Looking for inspiration to help create a happy, playful, and whimsical look?  Check out this week’s color board!  This palette provides a well balanced design of invigorating tangerine, calming blue, and happy spring green that would be ideal for a kitchen make-over.  Being the most popular room in the house, the kitchen should have colors that reflect it’s bustling energy.  Paint your cabinets blue for an eye catching backdrop, use the tangerine as a bold choice for the center island, and the green would pop as bar stools.  Put the stripe rug as a runner in front of the sink, and the whimsical print for curtains, to tie everything together. 

How would you use these colors in your kitchen?

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Rooms to Love: Book Nook

Rooms to Love: Book Nook #farmhousedecor #cozycorners #cottagedecor #roomstolove http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Book Nook #farmhousedecor #cozycorners #cottagedecor #roomstolove http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: Buzzfeed

All book lovers would jump at the opportunity to carve out a cottage style book nook like this that is dedicated solely to curling up with a good read.  The large built-in window seat provides a creative and unique space that is large enough for the whole family to curl up with their favorite books.  The natural sunlight through the window is perfect for afternoon reading, while the sconces provide the task lighting needed when your book is just too good to put down, even after the sun has set.  We love the way the thick drapes frame the book nook, and can be drawn when you want a little more serenity.  Pile on the plush pillows and soft quilts for added warmth, comfort, and style.

What colors would you use in your reading nook?

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