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parkling days spent by and on the lake, peaceful nights nestled by a fire - could there conceivably be anything better?
Your summer escape to the cottage may only last for
a few days, weeks, or a few months a year. Does decorating it fall way down to the bottom of your to-do list
when you actually get to the cottage?
Really, no-matter what room you find yourself in,
when you are at the cottage, you should always feel
comfortable. Although cottages are often handed
down over generations, as is family history, others
tastes and items you've inherited can crowd your comfort. The interior of a cottage should feel slow-paced
and comfy-carefree.
Hopefully, you have at least one sofa and/or armchair upholstered in some sort of patterned textile
in your cottage? Simply enhance your living space by
adding some stripes, florals, or plaids in the form of a
variety of throws, pillows, and rugs to create instant
warmth and a homey atmosphere.
Brighten up your cottage with a couple of all-natural
d├ęcor touches. Bring the outside inside for a true cottagey feel. You don't have to look too far for these natural touches. Hunt down a couple mason jars to use as
containers. Fill with sand to create candle holders, use
some as vases for wildflowers, or fill with sand and or
seashells to decorate the living area.

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Slap a fresh coat of paint onto an old piece of furniture, you don't have to be a perfect painter. There's no
better place than the cottage to display worn, imperfect paint. Finish it up, by simply rubbing it with sandpaper and giving it a warmly-worn finish.
Lamp shades made of fabric can also add an element
of warmth and country charm. Just replace your more
modern, streamlined shades with antique, or antiqueinspired fabric shades.
You don't need fancy built-in shelving to display
books beautifully. Stack them on tables, leave a nonchalant pile ready to read on the floor beside your
favourite comfy chair.
If you can find leather bound or worn-and-tattered
titles from yard sales or recycling stores to bring richness and character to empty surfaces.
It has been suggested that every room in a home
should have "something a little bit ugly". Because
"ugly" is such a subjective term, use your imagination.
Whether it's a bizarre portrait or a garish tablecloth,
think outside the cottage and add something unconventional to your comfy escape.
Whatever you choose to add or change in your cottage, make sure you feel good about it, and you will
enjoy your space all the more.


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