Cottage New Year

  • Cottage Style Home Decorating: A-Z QuikTips for Instant Cottage Style
    Arrange your living room furniture in a “U” shape for great conversations. Birdhouses painted to match your home are wonderful. Cats in a windowsill are “very cottage.” Dogs curled up in front of the fireplace say “cottage cozy.” Entertain your friends around a round table with good food and wine. French touches in furniture say “sophisticated cottage.” Gates with clever signs hung on them say “instant cottage.” Hatboxes covered with vintage wallpaper are great for storage. Ingenious cot Read More...
  • Cottage Style Decorating - How to Add a Cottage Look to Your Lake Home
    Have you ever dreamed of living by a lake? A cottage by the lake makes a wonderful place to live on a permanent basis or to use as a vacation home. Here are ideas for cottage style decorating to make that dream cottage a reality. *Since cottage style decorating is rooted in the English countryside of long ago, the use of floral cotton chintz is a mainstay of cottage style decorating because it was a cheery contrast to England’s gray, cloudy days. Past generations met the test of limited budg Read More...
  • Cottage Gardens
    Cottage gardens are to a cottage or rather cottage styled houses. Random and carefree in form and a cluttered look are the characteristics of this type of gardens. A profusion of old-fashioned colorful flowers add life to cottage gardens. Cottage gardens are English in origin and were built by workers who lived in cottages and these gardens provided food and herbs. They also planted beautiful flowery plants for decoration like perennials or bulbs. Watering and weeding efforts were reduced as pl Read More...
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