The Key to Comfortable Cottage Style Decorating

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 15, 2015

Blue Cottage Decor: Our Living RoomComfortable Cottage Style Decorating

We live in a little cottage, so of course I adore this style of decorating your home.

It’s so inviting and comfortable, not fussy, and full of items that are well-loved and have a story to tell.

Nothing has to match and really anything goes — you can add vintage with beachy cottage decor, English cottage with country cottage decor.

In our Blue Cottage, I’m combining a little bit of country, farmhouse, and vintage cottage furniture and decor with furniture that have more modern lines.

Check out our living room and cottage kitchen.

If you want to achieve comfortable cottage style decorating in your home or one of your rooms, look for these items:

  • small furniture with weathered finishes
  • beadboard along the walls or on the back of furniture pieces
  • wicker furniture and a lot of baskets
  • floral fabrics, vintage quilts, and/or plaid and stripes
  • a lot of walls and items in white, with accents of pastel and brown
  • sheer window coverings

Here are some examples of comfortable cottage style decorating I absolutely love:


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Have you added cottage decor to your home? How would you describe your style?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Eula Helpling January 18, 2016 at 10:14 AM

You have inspired me to dig out all my husband’s grandmother’s things from storage and redecorate! A work in progress finally/


Dagmar Bleasdale January 19, 2016 at 12:39 AM

Wonderful! I’m thrilled I inspired you!


Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking February 18, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Ah! I am in love with your ideas… Lovely, just lovely!


Dagmar Bleasdale February 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Thank you, Sandra!


Sue@CountryDesignHome February 17, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Every one of these photos are just so charming! Cottage style is simply so warm and inviting and not so difficult to achieve on a budget.


Bekah Walsh February 16, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Cottage style furnishings are my favorite! These pics just make me happy and relaxed!


Dagmar Bleasdale February 16, 2015 at 10:48 PM

Hi Bekah, that’s how I feel as well!


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