How to Bring the Cottage Look Closer to Home

Do you know that feeling you get when you walk into a vacation home for the first time? You “ohhh” and “ahhhh” over the cute nautical touches, the cozy homemade blankets, the wicker furniture. We all love the novelty and quaintness of a cottage or chalet, and then we have to come home. Well, what if you could have those vacation vibes in your own living room?

These are our top tips for bringing that cottage look into your own home.

1. Focus on the entrance

The easiest way to create that cottage vibe is by having an inviting and charming entrance. Try adding flower boxes and shutters to the windows of your home or painting the door a bright and cheery colour, like yellow or teal. If you’re living in an apartment or condo, focus on the entryway. Upcycle a hall table or find a vintage-inspired look to give off a rustic charm. Add in a cute coat rack with vintage knobs and a mirror made out of an old window frame, and you’re well on your way to the cottage-chic look.

2. Mix natural materials

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One thing all cottages and cabins have in common is a mixture of natural elements. There may be an exposed brick wall, a stone fireplace, timber beams, and an assortment of wooden furniture. This mix of stone, metal, and wood elements provides that cozy cabin feel we all love on vacation. Try playing with different natural materials and find ones that work well together. 

3. Play with colour

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Cabins mean colour. Some cabins are all white or simple log structures, but you can always find bright and cheery colours somewhere. Perhaps the towels offer a splash of seafoam green or a brilliant red sink in the kitchen. When it comes to creating the cottage look, play with colour!

4. Find cozy furniture

Have you ever gone on vacation and found a cute Airbnb only to sit down on the sofa and think, “well, this has seen better days.” When you create the cottage look in your own home, opt for quality furnishings that offer comfort and style. You don’t want to purchase a sofa or a mattress that makes you dream of a hotel bed. Spend the money and get the right furniture for your home.
If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect furnishings or furniture to create a vacation oasis at home, our team can help. We offer complimentary design help and can even help you design the perfect custom furniture if you just can’t find what you’re looking for. Get in touch with us via email or come into our new location at 564 Yates Street Victoria today.

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