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Rooms to Love: Charming Cottage Style

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Rooms to Love: Charming Cottage Style #cottagedecor #cottagebedroom #coastaldecor #coastalbedroom thedistinctivecottage.com
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A medley of white, gray and beige makes this cottage style bedroom a soft and subtle sanctuary with a little seaside flair. The adorable coral shaped table lamp, painted side table, wide board walls, and layers of soft quilts are all charming cottage style details that give this space undeniable character. There is also a great mix of geometric prints for the throw pillows on the bed and the side swept window treatments for a modernized feel. 

What is your favorite accessory in this cozy sanctuary?

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Rooms to Love: Set Sail

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Image: Sally Lee by the Sea

This amazing nautical bunk room is a kid’s dream bedroom!  The imaginative design creates a world for kids to play, sleep, and dream all about sailing the open seas.  The color palette is a calm collection of periwinkle, aqua, navy, white, and ivory with the most beautiful pale oak wood flooring.  The denim colored wide board planks on the wall sets a dramatic backdrop for the space, and has just the right amount weathered finish to set the stage for the captains bow.

What is your favorite nautical accent in the space?

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Get The Look: Aqua Beach Bedroom

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Get The Look: Aqua Beach Bedroom #coastalbedroom #beachhousebedroom #aquabedroom #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Coastal Living

1. Aqua Majestic Table Lamp 31″H $690  |  2. Carolina Wide Three Drawer Nightstand customizations: 26″W x 18″D x 36″H, french legs with straight apron, english beaded drawers, wood knobs, two color rub, snow over classic brown $1,405  |  3. Port Side Canvas Giclee 36″ x 30″ $360  |  4. Flanders Poster Bed queen, white, painted cane split panel headboard, standard rub/distressing $2,655

This coastal bedroom is fresh and bright with white, aqua, and a hint of orange.  The four poster bed commands attention without being overpowering and provides a great backdrop to the aqua accents.  Roomy nightstands next to the bed help keep clutter hidden to maintain the serenity of this beautiful aqua beach bedroom.

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope

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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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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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Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy’s Room

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Nautical Themed Bedroom | Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy's Room #nauticalstyle #coastaldecor #beachhouse #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Port Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W X 8″H $85  |  2. Starboard Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W x 8″H $85  |  3.  Cape Hatteras Boat Bed customizations: twin, one color painted, regatta $1,765  |  4. Half Mile Ray Searchlight 23.5″W x 64.5″H $495  |  5.  Cottage One Drawer Nightstand customizations: 19.75″W x 16.5″D x 31.75″H, turned bun foot, add door, beadboard door & side panels, large wood knobs, right side hinged, one color painted, tomato $630  |  6. Black Sperm Whale Stand 16″L X 6.5″-8″H $140  |  7.  Catamaran Stripe Navy/Ivory Rug 8.5″ x 11″ $550  |  8.  Compass Rose Hooked Pillow 18″Sq. $90  |  9. French Country Hearth Baskets $295  |  10. Cottage Three Drawer Wide Chest customizations: 39.75″W x 20″D x 36.75″H, turned bun foot, beadboard side panels, large wood knobs, one color painted, snow $870

This adorable nautical themed bedroom would make any ocean enthusiast excited for bedtime!  The furniture pieces are all painted in solid reds, whites, and blues, for a strong punch of color.  Adding in the weathered old beadboard signs and carved whale accents gives the space a blended style.  The reproduction U.S. Navy searchlight is sure to spark your child’s imagination at play time.  At night, let your child sail away to sleep in the adorable sailboat carved bed!

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Rooms To Love: Seaside Cottage Bedroom

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Rooms To Love: Seaside Cottage Bedroom #seasidecottage #coastalbedroom #coastalstyle #seagreen #serenebedrooms http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Decor Pad

We are in love with this seaside cottage bedroom.  At first glance it appears to be a simple and elegant bedroom, but looking deeper you see layers upon layers of texture!  From the dyed seagrass wall covering to the thick woven carpet to the antiqued art work, this room is luscious with layers.  For all of those who love symmetrical designing, this bedroom is a dream come true!  The nightstands have identical clear globe glass lamps and the art work collage maintains balance from one end to the other.  This bedroom is perfectly organized and arranged to create a harmonious coastal retreat.

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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

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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

TV in the Bedroom?

We recently polled our facebook fans and asked the question, “TV in the bedroom? Yay or Nay?” We had a staggering amount of responses, and found that the results were neck-in-neck. 46% of the responders said no way would they ever have a TV in the bedroom, whereas 54% said they absolutely love having a TV in the bedroom! Even though there is no right or wrong answer, we wanted to share some of the pros and cons people posted from both sides of this heated debate.

Pros

  • In the colder months, there is nothing better than curling up in your nice warm bed to catch up on some of your favorite shows.
  • It is more comfortable to lie down and/or stretch out in bed versus on the sofa.
  • Another viewing area is helpful to avoid disagreements at home. 
  • It is nice to have background noise when you fall asleep.
  • A great way to wake up in the morning is with coffee, in bed, while watching the morning news.

Cons

  • The noise and/or light level interrupts deep and restful sleep.
  • The bedroom is supposed to be a peaceful place, and the TV disrupts that.
  • There are TV’s in the rest of the home, so it doesn’t need to be in the bedroom too.
  • It is aesthetically displeasing.

If you find yourself in a disagreement with your partner about whether or not you should have a TV in the bedroom, here are a few ways to compromise.

Compromising

  • Have a TV in the bedroom, but put it in a cabinet that has closed doors. That offers an “out of sight and out of mind” mentality when not in use.
  • Use the sleep timer to make sure that the television shuts off, even after you have fallen asleep. That way it does not continue to interrupt deep and restful sleep for you or your partner.
  • Bring the laptop into bed instead of having a TV set up all of the time. It allows the TV viewer to put on headphones to listen in, while the other partner is none the wiser.

From an cottage decorating point of view, there are a lot of unobtrusive ways to incorporate a TV into your design scheme that don’t make it a focal point.  Here are some beautiful inspiration photos to help you find the right solution for your bedroom:

Cottage Decorating | Small TV in Bedroom
Image: Sarah Richardson Design
Camouflage the television by hiding it amongst a beautiful vignette 

Cottage Decorating | Built In TV Cabinet
Image: BHG
Custom cabinetry built-in for a seamless style


Carolina Classic Armoire, Arched Seagrass Doors, MossImage: Cottage Home
Entertainment Center with TV Swivel Pull-Out and Doors

Cottage Decorating | TV on Dresser
Image: Apartment Therapy
Choose a smaller sized television so that it blends in like an accent.

How do you weigh in about having a TV in the bedroom?  Any new thoughts that might sway a yay or a nay-sayer to the other side?

 

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