How to decorate a cottage style bedroom

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How to decorate a cottage style bedroom
Create a country cottage bedroom. (classic interior - bedroom image by Paolo Frangiolli from

Creating a haven for yourself is usually one of the goals of decorating your bedroom. It's a way of expressing yourself and creating an atmosphere that is conducive to restful sleep. One way to decorate your bedroom is in the cottage style. This is a whimsical and airy style with light colours, a touch of floral design and vintage country elements.

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Things you need

  • Paint
  • Sheer, white curtains
  • Valance (optional)
  • Floral accessories
  • Antique furniture

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  1. 1

    Paint the walls in a soft colour, such as light yellow or mint green. This sets the stage for cottage-style decor. The goal is the make the room look a bit romantic and bright and open. Pastel colours are used almost exclusively in cottage-style design.

  2. 2

    Add sheer, white curtains to the windows. The curtains give the room an airy feel, especially against the new paint colour. For an extra touch, place a valance on top of the window in a floral pattern or with pastel stripes.

  3. 3

    Add floral accents throughout the room. One way is to incorporate floral in your bedspread and lampshades and with actual flowers throughout the room. Add floral pictures, using frames that are white and weathered.

  4. 4

    Purchase distressed furniture. Furniture that has character and is well-worn is a hallmark of cottage-style decor. If you do not want to purchase new furniture, add a distressed headboard to your bed. Shop at flea markets for country-style furniture.

  5. 5

    Choose an antique bed frame. Part of the cottage style is vintage and a bit worn.

Tips and warnings

  • Woven baskets add a country touch in a cottage-style bedroom and also can be used as storage.

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