Today, our homes have become the embodiments of our taste for a simpler living, allowing us to escape the hustles of our modern lifestyle that revolves around unending work and responsibilities. Cottage-style homes have become all the rage right now, because they help us escape into a slower and more peaceful ambience which heals us. From the beautiful furniture sets proudly sporting the hand-crafted look to the harmonious colours and patterns on the crockery sets, everything in the cottage-style décor defines chic art that elevates your cosy home to a fashionable status.
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Of course, redecorating your bedroom to suit the cottage life will require the right sets of furniture, curtains, quilts and wallpapers. Even the items you use for show should match the cottage theme. While this job might seem challenging at first, it will be really easy to do if you followed the 10 easy steps and cottage bedroom ideas mentioned below:
1. Keep to the basics
The reason why cottage-style works so well is because it uses a very basic design. Before you start planning the renovation, think of the items you will need to make your bedroom complete. Always use what is unnecessary. Creating the cottage style is all about taking the most basic necessities, and giving them a pleasant makeover that is fashionably trendy.
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2. Use soft palette of colours
The cottage-style favours botanical colours. Beautiful, soft shades of green, shabby pink, light apricot are the common favourites. By pairing them with colours of light contrast like soft red, you can create a lovely look that can create a relaxing mood.
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3. Stained furniture
This helps in creating more of a vintage or shabby look that is graceful. If you are using wooden furniture, you could buy them second hand to keep the renovation process under budget. All you have to do is give it a new coat of paint and some stained colours for the antique look. Buy furniture that either have soft curves or straight edges, but have less ornate details to prevent them from looking too ostentatious.
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4. Wicker and Iron furnishings
It is not too uncommon to find iron and wicker furnishings in a cottage-style bedroom. You can make them more comfortable to use by laying down beautiful quilts on them which bear nice floral patterns. Complete the look by adding a few pillows as well.
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An armoire in the bedroom creates a really nice antique look that helps in making the bedroom cosier and more homely. Make their surfaces stained so that they emulate the shabby chic look which cottage-styles are always incomplete without.
Make sure to use floor length curtains which bear soft shades that contrast the colour of the walls beautifully. Try something creative by using old tablecloths which could create the rustic charm in the cottage-style bedroom.
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Which cottage is ever complete without potted plants? Try putting up a wire rack on one wall next to the window with some nice small plants in glass jars. You can even display these potted plants on the window sill as well.
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8. Accessorise à la cottage-style
If you have a small desk in your bedroom, you can keep all your books and papers in beautiful boxes and folders that have soft green-gray shades.
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9. Natural floor
A lot of cottage-style homes use wood floors to give a more natural feel. You can also use stone floors to create a similar look.
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No cottage-style bedroom is complete without a nice lampshade on the side table. Use shades that are white, with little design on them.
These 10 steps will retransform your bedroom into a lovely cottage-style abode which you will always adore!