Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Little "Cottage" Living Room

I've been struggling while attempting to redecorating our small living room recently. I can't seem to come up with a cohesive overall look. I find little pieces I like here and there (flowers in vases or candles) and then change my mind because one doesn't work with another.

If you find yourself at a stand still in your decorating plans first find the style that suits you best, then find photos of rooms you like (I looked here http://www.myhomeideas.com/ and browsed the "cottage" section)then find the common theme in each room you liked.


I need to not be afraid to mismatch patterns on pillows and rugs.The stripe and damask print really works here. I also like the red accents (note they even carry into the kitchen), as well as the use of brown through out with the bamboo shades...


Here I like the splash of pink from the flowers and how well it works with the patterned chairs. Perhaps a similar patterned throw pillow with bright pink accent flowers would go well next to our dark espresso ladder shelves and light olive green couch.


Do I have a thing for neutral colors and then bright flowers or what? I love the curtains here as well, and the large painting really pops and makes the room seem less stuffy.

11 comments:

  1. I love that middle room. Great website for resources too!

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  2. The first room reminds me of my friends old lake house...oh how I miss going there every weekend :'(
    The second room is my favorite :-)

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  3. The second one is my favorite too... I really think I am going to try and duplicate some of that room in my own.

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  4. Love your new header girl...
    Very fresh looking...

    I love the photos...

    Have a great day.

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  5. that second room is my dream house! Wow! I love beautiful things like this. have a great weekend!

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  6. You have some amazing taste!!! We need to get together for our shopping date, though I understand wanting to wait for payday! :) Hope you're still loving your new car!
    -Liz
    http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

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  7. I LOVE the second one! I have a thing for blue/grays and then splashes of bright pink flowers too!

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  8. SO beautiful! I am with you on the bright flowers. They make the room so much more cheerful and interesting!

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  9. Oh how I LOVE that first room!! So my style! And the colors? Gorgeous!

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

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