There are some simple design and decor strategies hosts can use to make life easier at the cottage, and most have to do with storage. Simple accessories can make a small space feel bigger and ad character and charm.

Simple Accessories

Vases look charming with or without flowers. These antique perfume bottles are perfect for a blossom or two. Select flowers that might grow in the cottage garden, such as lilacs, roses, and daisies.

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Worn paint suits cottage furniture. Paint furniture and rough it up with sandpaper for a time-worn finish.

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Wall Art

Bring coastal living indoors by creating a nautical themed space. Blue and white hues, striped patterns, and boating decor are all essential in creating this classic cottage look. Get inspired with these nautical decor ideas to easily transform any room in your cottage.


Kid Friendly Furniture

Replace couches with slipcover furniture. Slipcover furniture is extremely easy to clean making it kid-friendly. They come in so many different colors, fabrics, and styles so it’s easy to find one that matches your cottage interior.


Storage Solutions

Even if you spend a huge chunk of time outside, there are a lot of things—additional bedding, water toys, family heirlooms—that you’ll never be able to part with. If you’re desperate for more space, try to hide things in unexpected places


Outdoor Hooks

Are you sick of having wet bathing suits, lifejackets, and towels hanging about the cottage or backyard? A clothesline is the obvious solution. But if you don’t have the space or looking for something different, check out this outdoor hook by Put To Order.