Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am!
I thought I would share some favorite cottage details with you. These are things that I think make up a charming cottage.
First, is the exterior. A cottage means "small house" with lots of country charm (to me). I think this one fits the bill nicely.
Inside, it would have to have a cozy fireplace to snuggle up to and slip covered comfortable seating.
The kitchen would have to be very casual and homey. Full of country touches and lots of sunlight.
The dining area would be intimate and slightly feminine.
The master bedroom would feel spacious and serene, yet cozy at the same time.
And the backyard would feel like a private oasis.
These are just some of the details I would look for in my cottage.
That is really the approach I take to living in my own house. I decorate by the "feel" I want the rooms to have. I think decorating is more than just matching fabrics and selecting furniture. It's about creating personality. I'm not talking about adding whimsical things either. Just that there is a presence about your home that is felt from the moment you enter. Do you know what I mean? I think that's what keeps rooms from looking like they belong in a furniture showroom. That's why we gravitate towards magazines. We're looking for the right "feel" of a room. We are all drawn to different types too.
Do you have a certain "feel" that you gravitate towards?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~