There’s no doubt that a well-spent summer weekend is one spent at the cottage. Maybe it’s the rustic woods, 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.
1.Corals and Florals
Summer, summer, summer! Organic shapes, soft patterns and natural fibres easily integrate the warmth of the season throughout your home
2. Distressed woods= Stress-free Style
From weathered nightstands to reclaimed beams, a few rustic pieces give a room tons of character and charm.
3. Keeping it light
Watery, neutral colour schemes help create that beachy feel.
See how to use beautiful summer colour schemes here
4. Found objects
Bring the beauty of the outdoors, in. Shells, rocks, driftwood.. nature is a wonderful sculptor
5. At your Leisure
Creating cozy vignettes in your home for those lazy summer days like a reading nook, lounging hammock, or comfy games table 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!