What makes cottage decor? At first there go some basic things like furniture, and then details which sometimes mean even more like carpets, rags, curtains, vases, pictures, statuettes, ornamental, knick-knack, table lamps, lampshades and so on. In fact anything you like can become a conceptual part of decor.
Decorators, designers, furniture and home accessories producers suggest very many ideas for cottage decor. Vacation house interiors can be designed in various styles. Some suggest hand-made furniture and maximum of simplicity, other offer various floristic and rural themes in decor. Curio and antique style is also very popular. Curio cottage style can make interiors look really luxurious. Mostly always in cottage decor all folk elements are welcome, plus you can use themes of different world cultures from oriental ideas to blue French country fleur-de-lis prints on the carpets. One is free to express oneself in cottage decoration.
Still to give a house some classical cottage style look there is a list of very certain recommendations.
The main idea of a cottage is it's coziness. It should give a feeling of an idealistic getaway. So a house should be full of light, warm colors. Very often cottages are decorated in mostly white or pastel colors. This includes furniture from some light sorts of wood, monochromic walls, neutral colors in curtains and slipcovers and so on. This will give a feeling of tranquillity and peacefulness. Wide windows let much light inside. They shouldn't be much shadowed or the shades shouldn't be made from heavy materials like Victorian velvet or something of that kind. Living quarters should be filled with air literally and visibly. But the reign of the white and the light doesn't mean that all the bright colors should be rejected. You can make emphasis on bright details and accessories, which will look like splits of color on the calm pastel field of the interior.
Next very important thing about cottage decor is comfort. One shouldn't be sacrificing it in order to achieve some stylish look. Yet there's no problems with making a house both look nice and feel comfortable. What creates comfort? Couches where you seem to dive, lots of pillows (you can make emphasis on them), very soft mattresses, puffy feather beds, rocking chairs. There should be no asceticism in upholstery, it should be soft, with round lines and classical looks.
Couple words of course should be said about cottage style furniture. Some may think that cottage style means only softness, cuteness, laces, frills and so on. Yet there's a place for certain roughness in vacation house decor. At first you can leave floors rustic wide-plank as they are, with only small wicker rugs covering them. And on the contrast to the soft upholstery some furniture can be made of raw wood in some very simple shapes. This will add a bit more of country, rural accent to the interior. Simplicity (not minimalism) is very important in cottage decor - only necessary things should be present, nothing superfluous. This doesn't mean that one should give up the idea of filling a cottage with heart-warming details, souvenirs, those little treasures, but don't make a cottage look too furnished or don't make it a sort of a messy attic where you keep all the out of use stuff just because can't make yourself through it away.
The concluding detail to the interior can become various bright and funny quilts - a country cottage is a place where they exactly belong too. Though one can invent something that will make one's house look of classic cottage style but yet very special.ottage style furniture