Cottage-Style Decorating: 16 Fresh + Simple Design Ideas

Cottage homes are renowned for their charm, purity and natural comfort. Add cottage-style coziness throughout your home with these 16 fresh and simple decorating ideas.

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Opposites (Always) Attract

Everyone knows the saying: opposites attract. The same is true in decor, too. You should always achieve some sort of balance by marrying opposites, whether it's glossy and muted or contemporary and antique. Designer Sarah Richardson wanted to interrupt the mix of traditional and well-dressed dishware, fixtures and furnishings in this country-cottage dining room by surrounding the table with ultra-casual, rustic wicker chairs. The space feels how a cottage space should — perfectly at ease but always beautiful.

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