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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.

Rooms to Love: Inside Out

Rooms to Love: Inside Out #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #rustic #lodgeporch thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Inside Out #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #rustic #lodgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: The Pillow Collection

As colder weather nears, we couldn’t decide whether we were more drawn to the idea of the comforts of indoors outside or the hallmarks of outdoors inside, so we married the two scenarios in our Rooms to Love. Equally appealing to the homebody in us all, the fireplaced farmhouse living room and lodge porch above both offer rusticity as well as small touches of welcome luxury.

Hunker down by the fireplace in this farmhouse living room in an overstuffed armchair resplendent with cushy pillows in a stag motif. What sets this room apart is that despite the stark whitewashed hearth and exposed beams, the space crackles with warmth from the woodsy stash of fire logs, the honeyed antique trunk coffee table and the wreathlike antler design mirror. On the other hand, an outdoor lounging area fit for a tsar betrays none of its wintry temperature as long as the candles glow and the wood benches and chairs are covered in faux rabbit fur. These plush accessories take off the chill and make this lodge style porch one to lounge on in all seasons rather than to only pass through.  Softening the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces can create a feeling of integration and fluidity as well as alter your perspective on coziness.

Where is your favorite place to escape in the Great Outdoors?

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Color Board: Aqua Vie

Color Board: Aqua Vie #aquas #cottagerugs #blues #citrusgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Aqua Vie #aquas #cottagerugs #blues #citrusgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

1. Ferngully Indigo Fabric (E) $75/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |   2. Basket Parrot Fabric (D) $65/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture     3. Junoon Cumin Fabric (G) $95/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |   4. Constant Aquatic Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   5. Prism Hand Knotted Jute Rug  5′ x 8′ $846  |  6. Allure Ink Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  7. Avocado over Barn Paint Rubbed & Glazed, Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture  |  8. Aquinnah Woven Cotton Rug 6′ x 9′ $223

The lull between the holidays and the first signs of spring can set the mind wandering to warmer climes and bright colors. In lieu of an island getaway, create an atmosphere of deep ocean waters and beachside margaritas with aqua, indigo and citrus green touches. Adding an occasional table in Avocado over Barn Paint or an area rug like the bold Prism Hand Knotted Jute Rug will instantly change your wintry frame of mind.

Ramp up the color with tropically bright fabrics, paint and rugs, or choose to combine brights with neutrals, as in our versatile 100% cotton Aquinnah Woven Cotton Rug.  Our featured Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture fabric, Ferngully Indigo Fabric, offers a beautiful natural pattern in a carefree and breezy linen/cotton blend.

Which island do you dream of visiting?

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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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Get the Look: Lake House Porch

Get the Look: Lake House Porch #lakehouse #lakehousedecor #lakehousefurniture #countryporch #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Lake House Porch #lakehouse #lakehousedecor #lakehousefurniture #countryporch #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: The Cottage Market

 |  1. Reflection Sconce17″H x 19″D x 14″W, $650  |  2. Cottage Wicker Oval Drink Table20″W x 14″D x 23″H, As Shown: Pecan, $225  |  3. Bentwood Rocker23″W x 41″H. Seat: 17″H, 19″D, As Shown: Walnut Stain, $505  |  4. Blue Mountain Coffee Table18″H x 19″W x 44″L, As Shown: Custom Color, $665

This lake house porch is a beautiful blend of rustic, country and farmhouse decor, all bundled up to create a cozy home away from home. The vibrant emerald green makes this porch pop, and is the perfect shade of green to balance the natural look of the rustic twig furniture. Click on any description to learn more about these furniture pieces that make this porch such a charming little retreat.

Would you add any other accessories to this space?

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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: Stylish Front Porch

Get the Look: Outdoor Dining #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Pinterest

1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair, 25″W x 25″D x 41″H. Seat: 16.5″H. Arm: 26.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, Standard Muslin Cushion, $807  |  2. Cottage Style Throw Pillow, Please call for pricing and availability  |  3. Cottage Wicker Garden Table, 48″Round x 30.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, $1,175  |  4. Samode Sprout/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Shown As: 4 x 6, $171

Today’s Get the Look is a modest yet stylish front porch that has everything you need to carve out a small outdoor eating area.  Starting with comfort, you want a place to sit and relax, where you can have coffee in the morning or a dinner and drink in the evening.  To replicate the look we chose our favorite wicker garden set, which offers a high back chair for comfort and a table that can accommodate up to six people, if you have the space to entertain.  To really capture the beauty of outdoor ambiance, we suggest adding potted plants, hanging flowers, and lanterns.  These small but essential items will make all the difference in creating a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep the bugs away while you dine outdoors?

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Get the Look: Porch Envy

Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Porch | Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Photo: HGTV

1. Cottage Collection Wicker, Color: Slate Grey  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Pelham Robin’s Egg, Grade E, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bungalow Coral, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  4. Outer Banks Wicker Sofa82″W x 29″D x 40″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $1,815  |  5. Deer Isle End Table, 25″Round x 32″H, Shown As: painted custom color, $750  |  6. Outer Banks Wicker Heirloom Rocker, 33″W x 31″D x 39″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $718  |  7. Old English Pine Tavern Stretcher Coffee Table, customizable, Shown As: 42″L x 20″W x 19″H, 2″ Thick Top, Waxed, Light Brown Wax, Rough Hewn Wood, $1,095  |  8. Lucy Juniper Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% polypropylene, Shown As: 5 x 8, $608

Looking for a little porch inspiration for spring? Look no further than today’s casual, cottage style front porch! The combination of neutral and vivid colors with wicker and old wood furniture creates a unique retreat perfect for so many activities.  This spot is a place for an afternoon read, family games on the coffee table, or entertaining a small group of friends.  It is outfitted with comfortable wicker furniture, which isn’t always easy to find, that has deep seats and plush cushions.  Choosing more muted tones for the furniture allows the homeowners to switch out the throw pillows, rug and/or curtains easily to re-create the overall look.

What is your favorite accent colors in this palette?

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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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Rooms to Love: Casual Country Style

Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Country Cottage Porch | Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Pinterest

We are thinking about outdoor spaces today, as the weather here slowly begins to get warmer!  This charming country cottage porch nook caught our eye, because even though it is small, it is packed with so much style.  The weathered finished furniture, flowing greenery, and neutral tones blend together for a simple country cottage feel.  You could hang paper white lanterns or string lights to add ambiance for those long summer nights.

Do you like the simple color palette featured or do you prefer a punch of color?

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