Top 5 Ways to Bring Cottage Comfort Into The Home

Top 5 Ways to Bring Cottage Comfort Into The Home

There’s no doubt that a well-spent summer weekend is one spent at the cottage. Maybe it’s the rustic woods, or that bowl of smooth, heart-shaped rocks you found, or the kitschy hand-me-downs; we believe one of the reasons that it is so easy to relax at the cottage, is the relaxed decor.

Below we’ve brought together a few ideas that would help you decorate with that cottage-y, beach feeling at home… without hanging a singing animatronic salmon above your mantle.

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Corals and Florals

 

Summer, summer, summer! Organic shapes, soft patterns and natural fibers easily integrate the warmth of the season throughout your home.

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Distressed woods = Stress-free Style

 

From weathered nightstands to reclaimed beams, a few rustic pieces give a room tons of character and charm.

Check out Urban Tree Salvage or the Barnboard Store.

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Keeping it light

 

Watery, neutral colour schemes help create that beachy feel.
Check out these colours for inspiration – our favourites include:
Benjamin Moore – Hale Navy, Stonington Gray, Vanilla Milkshake
Sherwin Williams – Cotton White, Aqua Sphere, Riverway

See how to use beautiful summer colour schemes here

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Found objects

 

Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside! Collect shells, rocks, driftwood to create natural décor – nature is a wonderful sculptor. Can’t find it on the beach or in your travels? Checkout Homesense or West Elm for great finds.

 

Click here for a tutorial on how to use driftwood in home decor, and here for fun ways to decorate with rocks.

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At your Leisure

 

Create cozy vignettes in your home for those lazy summer days – like a reading nook, a lounging hammock, or a comfy games table. These things can bring the family together, or let you escape on your own for the afternoon to re-read your favourite book.

 

See inspiration from beautiful enclosed porches and sunrooms!

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