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Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Vintage collections add style to a cottage. Author: Getty

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Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Decorating your cottage in the summer can be tricky. You don’t want to sacrifice time on the dock to do a major reno! Here are 6 easy and inexpensive ways to add a little cool to your cottage (and still have time to roast marshmallows by the bonfire). 
 

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Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Vintage Vibe

Scour garage sales, antique shops and second-hand stores for cottage décor. When grouped together on a table or in a cabinet, a collection of pitchers, glass jars or bottles makes a statement.

By: Getty

Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Under cover

Slipcovered furniture is your friend. Either have a cover made in a durable fabric for an old sofa or chair, or buy a slipcovered couch like this one from Ikea. Slipcovers are washable so even a pale colour is practical. Consider picking up a spare cover to swap out if needed.

Read more: Ikea Ektorp sofa
Image by: Ikea.ca By: ikea.ca Source: Ikea.ca

Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Flower power

Whether purchased from your favourite flower shop or picked on a walk in the woods, fresh flowers give a room instant style. Forgo a traditional vase for glass jars or other vessels for a more casual feel.

Read more: Check out our decoupaged mason jar vases tutorial
By: Sarah Gunn

Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

DIY decor

Personalize your cottage with DIY elements to make it feel your own. Whether you update a table with a fresh coat of paint or create some rustic artwork, each project will make your cottage feel like home.

Read more: How to paint furniture
By: Sarah Gunn

Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Keep it simple

When decorating your cottage be inspired by your surroundings but don’t get carried away with a theme. The use of patterned cushions, colour and texture in this living room evoke the feeling of being by the water without being over-the-top.

Read more: Learn more about this gorgeous space designed by Jo Alcorn.
By: Sarah Gunn

Cottage chic: 6 ways to decorate your cottage on a budget

Double duty

Invest in furniture that can serve more than one function and that work well in small spaces. Use a bench as a coffee table; it’s scale will suit a small space and it can be pulled up to the dining table for extra seating when hosting a dinner party. An oversized basket with a lid can serve as an end table and store blankets for those chilly cottage nights.

By: Sarah Gunn

 

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