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Cottage Decorating Design Tips

Cottage decorating design tips are a collection of practical ideas to help you create unique and fun cottage style designs. Design tips can vary from How to Hang a Chandelier to suggestions on Painting Ceilings to 17 Ways to Use Rope in Nautical Decorating. They are all great ways to help your cottage decorating stand out. Every cottage decorating design tip includes sorting tags to allow you to focus on a specific cottage room and cottage decorating style. Please let our designers know which design tips you found the most helpful or let us know your favorite tip.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Barn Doors #contemporary #barndoors #designtip http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/
Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Design, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office, Porches

Top 5 Reasons to Use Barn Doors

When working with small spaces, as cottages often are, we are always looking for clever ways to save space. Using barn doors in lieu of traditional swing doors, not only offers a custom look to your home, but they save a tremendous amount of space! #cottagedecor #barndoors #DIY #designtip http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Design

Design Tip: Beadboard Paneling

This beautiful cottage style bedroom is a perfect example of how beadboard can really make a statement. The stunning blue paint on the walls really emphasizes the horizontal beadboard wall covering, and brings a whole new level of charisma to the space. You will also notice that the beadboard is used on the ceiling as well. A small, but important, design detail in using multiple beadboard surfaces is to switch up the sizing of the panels as well as the direction that they run. The ceiling slats are smaller and positioned vertically, and the wall slats are slightly larger and positioned horizontally. This helps to break up any monotony or over-stimulation you might feel if the beadboard was the same everywhere.

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Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!
Cottage Style, Design, Living

Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!

By switching out the accents in the room, the overall mood of the space changes dramatically. Changing minor things, like adding new throw pillows, incorporating bright accents, and using a colorful rug, brings the whole room to life. This living room now has the personality to match the energy and vibrancy of the coming summer months.

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Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Design, Dining, Lodge & Lake House

Design Tip: Colorful Dining Room Chairs

Using an assortment of painted chairs is increasingly becoming a popular choice for people who want an eclectic look versus the traditional stained “set” look. Kitchen and dining rooms are typically full of activity, and it’s fun to be able to capture that energy through color. We often encounter clients who want painted chairs in a variety of colors, but are wary of the look being too contrived. Or people who want to introduce just a splash of color versus the whole rainbow.

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