Cottage is warm and romantic. It makes one feel as if they are in a charming English cottage.
The color palette is full of blush and rose adding to the romance of the style. Using vintage items, often painted white, with floral accents in upholstery, drapes and fabric, it is a decidedly feminine style.
Accessories in the cottage style are often blush colored floral accents or roses setting off the white canvas of the furniture. Distressed wood is often used to add to the vintage feel. The cottage style is a good fit for re-purposing old furniture by painting it white or distressing the finish. Antique malls and craft stores are the perfect places to look for accessories for this style.
Here are some examples of cottage furnishings that can be used to style your own home…