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5 Ways to Bring Cottage Life to your City Dwelling

Whether you can’t escape to a lakeside cottage this summer or you’re a cottage décor enthusiast – these 5 tips will help you bring the cottage life to your city home.

  1. Create an Outdoor Oasis

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Your backyard might not have a waterfront view but with the right furniture, a good colour pallet, and sunny weather, you can make your yard feel just as cozy as a cottage.

  1. Add Elements of Wood

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Nothing says cottage décor quite like wooden furniture. Swap out contemporary pieces of furniture for more traditional wooden pieces. For an even more rustic style incorporate weathered wood into your home.


  1. Intentionally Mismatch your Colour Patterns

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Mismatched patterns and colours are another way to bring cottage elements into your home décor. If you prefer not to go too bold with your patterns and colours then consider using pillows and throws to achieve a more subtle mismatched look.

  1. Bring on the Barn Door Décor

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While the phrase “living in a barn” may not be something you strive for, adding barn elements to your home can provide a rustic and sophisticated energy. Create a sliding door using a barn door, or use barn shutters as a piece of wall décor.

  1. Freshen with Flowers

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Bring the great outdoors inside by adding fresh flowers and plants to your home. Wild flowers work particularly well for a cottage home feel. Using glass jars or blue vases are another easy way to bring cottage design into your urban home.

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