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This is a expanded post collection of cottage decorating articles to help stimulate your thoughts on improving your cottage style designs. Some examples of  post articles include how to Design a Sofa Collage, 5 Ways to Use a Barn Door in Your Designs, updates on design trends and many more. Every cottage decorating post includes sorting tags to focus on specific decorating by room or cottage decorating style. Please let our designers know which article you found the most helpful or what cottage decorating subjects you would appreciate us covering in the future.

Fall Dining Decor #falldecor #falldiningdecor #falltablescapes //thedistinctivecottage.com/
Articles, Cottage Style, Country, Design, Dining

Fall Dining Decor

From simple table accents to elaborate tablescapes, your dining table is a great place to showcase your personal style. Here are our top favorite awe inspiring table designs for this Fall. Which tablescape style are you? #falldecor #falldiningdecor #falltablescapes //thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents
Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Design, Entryways, Living, Porches

Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope

Rope is a must have accent when creating a nautical inspired design scheme. It provides a true maritime feel and can be used in so many ways. We have gathered our 17 favorite rope accents to use in the home, and don’t forget to brush up on your nautical knots before attempting any DIY projects! #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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

Creating Your Own Gallery Collage

The most important rule of thumb when creating your own gallery collage is to have fun! This is a design project that allows you to dictate what you want to see featured on your walls. Choose items that share memories, inspire you, motivate you, and ultimately make you happy. It’s an opportunity to express the people, places, and things you love.

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Articles, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House

A Home Fit For Our Furry Friends

Pets are a huge part of our families; they bring joy and happiness to our lives and to our homes. With our pets in mind, we want to create a home that is suitable for their active lifestyles, yet doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style in the process. It is all about choosing materials, especially fabrics, that will accommodate the inevitable wear and tear from our furry friends. Here are a few tips to help you create pet-friendly environments for the two rooms most frequently visited by paws – the entryway and the family room.

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