10 Ways to: Create Coastal Cottage style

Coastal cottage interiors are happy and informal, airy and intimate at the same time. Colorful weathered paint and warm stained wood finishes are touchable and better with age.
coastal cottage living room with wicker sofa and white upholstered club chair
Classic details meet modern silhouettes creating a lovely coastal cottage feel.

10 design tips will have you on your way to a Coastal Cottage style of your own.
coastal cottage wood planked walls, white kitchen cabinets and blue and white chaises
Laid back, comfy chaises with light blue striped fabric are inviting in this Cottage Living Room.

coastal slipcover sofa and chairs with painted cottage pieces in living room

1. Mixing Furniture styles
One way to infuse cottage freshness into a room is by placing an old with modern pieces, creating a natural and collected cottage look.

coastal cottage shabby chic white slipcover sofa with pillows

2. Cottage Mirrors
Mirrors do more than reproduce the view, they transfer the sparkle of sunlight into the room. In a small living room, expand the view and the light with an oversize mirror. This Coastal Cottage room has a beautiful soft tone with the white slipcover sofa, light grays, rustic woods and vintage mirrors.

cottage style cabinet with china display and slipcover shabby chic sofa

3. Cottage Cabinet Display Display cabinets or shelves are a perfect way to show your collections of white milk glass or bowls of sea glass. Collections in a spare palette creates harmony which is key for a cottage vibe.

Coastal white slipcover sofa and chairs in a white on white room

4. Cottage White with Textured Furnishings A palette of white-on-white ensures simplicity. Texture in the form of sisal rugs and wicker accents sparks interest.

whitewash wood, slipcovers, wicker and seashells in this coastal cottage room

5. Accent your personality

Home furnishings from different time periods will create an inviting, yet individual ambiance. Accent with old lamps, lanterns, clocks, or various beach finds enhances your personal style.

coastal white slipcover sofas with light blue throw pillows

6. Keep it Casual
Sun-faded slipcovers and worn plaid blankets give the room a casual cottage chic look.

white on white cottage chic dining room

7. Be an Individual

Mix and match dining chairs adds interest and is an inexpensive way to gather around the table. This is a sure way to add character to the room.

white skirted coastal table

8. Cottage Table Skirt

The condition of the table doesn't matter when you skirt it to the floor. In a small house, this trick makes room for storage as well.

coastal cottage with a modern touch, wicker chairs and polishehite table

9. Interior Cottage Garden Table

Who says a garden table and chairs don't work inside? This vintage set looks relaxed and inviting in a small dining room.
blue coastal cottage color design board
10. Know Your Limits
Stick with a theme throughout the room by starting with shells you've collected on the beach or paint colors that mimic the ocean. Incorporate them in furniture and accent pieces.

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