White Done Right: Country Cottage Style
See how decorating in white country cottage style can give a space a cozy feel.
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Create country windows with billowy fabric. Poofy valances, ruffles or fringe add a cottage touch. A full valance and flowing drapery panels work well. Fabrics from sheer lace to lined cotton look country. Hang varying shades of white on the window to create drama; try a taupe valance and ghostwhite panels.
Mistakes to Avoid
- Choosing the same white shade everywhere
- Not adding natural elements, which can make a room feel stark
- Not buying washable fabrics
Jennifer Nelson writes about health, fitness, lifestyle and home. Her work also appears in Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, Cooking Light and O, The Oprah Magazine.
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