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Rooms to Love: Lean and Green

Rooms to Love: Lean And Green #convertedporch #beachhousebedroom #coastalstyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Lean And Green, #covertedporch #beachhousebedroom #coastalstyle http://thedistinctivecottage.comphoto: coastalliving.com

Working with a whitewashed canvas is a great way to clear the palate after a diet of wintry darkness. Reinvent your decor for the upcoming spring with splashes of cheery color, like leaf green, against white walls, white floors and even a white bedspread. Remember to experiment: the fresh bedroom cottage look shown above can be created with white plus any color, from aqua to tangerine to goldenrod.

This beachy cottage bedroom was once an enclosed porch, and now looks like a Hemingway-esque retreat. Leaf green textiles, bold wall art, and the large palm frond on the dresser help create a tropical feel. The old weathered bench at the foot of the bed is a twist on the usual hope chest, and invites one to lounge. Painted cottage nightstands, one in green and one in white, add a playful touch. We offer a similar customizable end table (Country Farm Classic End Table) in a variety of colors and stains, as well as apron and leg styles.

Is spring your favorite season?

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Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
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This breezy bedroom is absolutely stunning! It’s simple design scheme creates a peaceful ambiance filled with soothing neutral colors and soft textiles. To create the desired aged and weathered look, the homeowners used a mixture of finishes, including painted, stained and wrought iron pieces. By combining these old and worn pieces with a few modern accents, like the abalone pendant, the bedroom has a unique style and unbeatable charm.

Click here to see more of this amazing beach house renovation!

Would you add an accent rug to the space if this was your bedroom?

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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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope

Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents

Rope is a must have accent when creating a nautical decorating scheme. It provides a true maritime feel and can be used in so many ways. We have gathered our 17 favorite rope accents to help generate coastal decorating ideas for your home, and don’t forget to brush up on your nautical knots before attempting any DIY projects!

Nautical Accents

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Maritime Window Treatments

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Seafaring Stairs

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Furniture Fit For A Sailor

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope #nauticaldecor #nauticalstyle #ropedecor #ropeaccents

Photos (from top): The Nashville Belle, Delight By Design, Etsy, Completely Coastal, Nicole Hollis, Oyknot, Traditional Home, Allegories, House Beautiful, Flickr, Lushome, Pursley Dixon Architecture, Purple Area, The Renouned Nest, Pinterest, Remodelista, Examiner

 What is your favorite use for nautical rope?

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Get The Look: Beach Bedroom Blues

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Blue Beach House Bedroom | Get the Look: Beach Bedroom Blues #getthelook #bluebedroom #beachhousedecor #coastaldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Lamp Brentwood Dresser Southampton Round Mirror Beach House Scarborough Bed Cottage Wicker Long Bench

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1. Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Table Lamp $300  |  2. Brentwood Dresser burnt caramel $2,610  |  3. Southampton Round Mirror 33″R, beachwood $745  |  4. Beach House Scarborough Bed queen, custom color $2,600  |  5. Lighthouse Denim/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  6. Cottage Wicker Long Bench pecan $710

This blue beach house bedroom is a great example of layering blues for a bold and unique look!  The combination of teal and navy accessories adds a vibrant splash of color, while the light aqua wall color keeps a more serene feeling throughout.  But the real drama comes from the tall four post bed!  The height of the intricately carved posts is definitely the most eye catching feature in this room.  Want a simplified version of this bed?  Check out the tapered post bed for a cleaner look with a more modest style.

Which bed do you prefer? The turned post bed, or the classic tapered style?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Cottages and Bungalows

What a stunning and luxurious coastal style bedroom that instantly makes you want to unwind!  This California cottage was completely renovated from a chaotic maze of hallways and doors to this open concept home flooded with sunlight.  The color palette seen throughout the home was chosen to make each room feel light and airy in an effort to abolish the previously stuffy feeling.

In the master bedroom, they strategically painted the wide board ceiling panels and exposed beams white to add light and loft to the space.  The collection of white, chrome, gold, and coral decorative accents gives the room an elegant and sophisticated flair, while the mint wall color is whimsical and playful.  The upholstered headboard, overstuffed throw pillows, and adorable pleated skirt also contribute to the boutique ambiance.

Would you have painted the ceiling mint as well? Or do you prefer the white contrast?

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Inspiration Board: Beach Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Beach House Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Beach Bedroom | Cottage Decorating Ideas

Bring the seaside into your home with this beach bedroom and cottage decorating ideas. The aqua bed frame provides just the right pop of color to be the focal point of the room. Surround this with beautiful lighting fixtures, such as the shell themed chandelier and the nautical Capiz Shell Table lamp and Voila! –  your own private getaway. 

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Mother of Pearl Lamp Sea Star Sand Shoreline Fabrics Wainscott Nightstand Stony Brook Bed

Color Board: Funky Fresh

Funky Fresh

Sea Glass Decorating Ideas | Color Board: Funky Fresh

Kaledo Green Mosaic Powder Twill Cloud Twill Celadon Jamal pool Dapper Robins Egg

The combination of modern prints gives this sea glass scheme a new kick.  The rug’s deeper blue & green tones help to ground the light and airy fabrics.  Color placement is essential in this charming coastal decorating scheme to keep the buoyant fabrics at eye level on sofas and chairs, and place the deeper tones on the floor in the rug.  

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Inspiration Board: Sun & Sea

Inspiration Board: Sun & Sea

We often get inspiration from the coast – the sun, the sand, the sea – the colors can be bright & bold or soft & mellow, depending on the mood you are trying to create for your room.  The rich yellows and cool blues on this board remind us of a perfect day at the beach!

Blue & Yellow Beach House | Inspiration Board: Sun & Sea #coastalstyle #beachhousefurniture #beachhousedecor #cottagefurniture #aquas http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Blue Coral I Needlepoint Pillow 20″sq. $240  |  Coral Table Lamp 32″H $560  |  Riverhead Side Table customizations: 22″W x 18″D x 29″H, one color painted, yellow, standard distressing, northport knob $725  | Sparkling Sea Canvas Giclee 36″ x 24″ $270  |  Oceanside Highboy Dresser customizations: 40″W x 22″D x 54″H, one color painted, robin’s egg blue, standard distressing, glass knobs $2,280  |  Oceanside Bed customizations: queen, standard footboard, with shell applique, one color painted, yellow, standard distressing $2,200

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