You love your country cottage house – the quaint country cottages, the fresh air, the rolling hills. And you want that feeling to continue as you age… right? You’ve seen country cottage decor, right? It’s often very pretty decorated, with lots of lace, quilts and floral accents.
But country cottage chic and shabby chic don’t have to be a match made in heaven. These design elements can be used to create a warm and welcoming home that will feel very much like a vacation home. The trick is to use a bit of rustic charm and combine it with lighter, fresh floral accents. Here are a few ideas for how you can incorporate country cottage chic into your home today: Farmhouse themed bedding. Look for farmhouse-themed comforters, sheets and pillow cases to dress your bed.
Look for shabby chic farmhouse table linens. You can find these online or in specialty stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond. This look is great when paired with an eggshell tile backsplash or even with a rustic wooden frame coffee table. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different accessories. For example, a vase filled with seasonal flowers would look great on a shabby chic table, but a whimsical silver bell decorator necklace would look great with this country cottage style.
Add a few shabby chic items to your French Country kitchen. A wrought iron pot rack would add some interesting dimension to this room; a colorful ceramic bowl decorated with pebbles could be placed on top of the pot rack for an exciting accent; and finally, an old French country wall sconce could bring a charming French country charm to your kitchen. These items are simple enough to incorporate, but once you see their beauty and unfold the “lucky” heart design, you will want to find ways to display them!
Find an abundance of vintage items for your French country style home. You can find shabby chic furniture in every shape, size, material and color imaginable. You will definitely find pieces that will instantly add charm to your home and will become a conversation piece as well. For instance, you may find shabby chic country kitchen cabinets that are reminiscent of days gone by, especially if they were made with wood and covered in bright floral prints.
You can also find beautiful shabby chic mirrors that will bring a touch of country charm to any room in your house. Mirrors are a great way to add a country feel to your kitchen or bathroom. They don’t have to be boring spheres; instead, you can find whimsical shapes, colorful designs, and patterns in shabby chic mirrors. A large antique mirror will really add charm and character to your French country style home, and you can find one that is perfect for your bathroom!
If you don’t care to cover your walls with wallpaper, you can still dress up your kitchen or bathroom in a country cottage style with a towel set. You can find a variety of shabby chic towels in modern colors, which match perfectly with the colors found in your French country cottage decor. A white towel set is a wonderful complement to your country cottage decor, and you can use them to towel down your coffee table or your shelves in your French country cottage style home.
One of the most popular items that people purchase for their French country cottage style homes is a variety of kitchen and bath accessories. These items include a soap dish, a salt and pepper shaker, and even a vintage towel rack to hang over the tub! These accessories can easily be purchased at any high-end home store or online. Once you start adding these items to your shabby chic home decor, you’ll notice that you’ll get even more pleasure from it, every time you walk into your French country cottage style home!