Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cottage Style Decorating with White

Most people think of white when they think of cottage style.  White is a staple in cottage style decorating and sometimes the focus.  Although it seems simple, decorating almost soley with white can be intimidating.  I found some pictures of great examples of rooms done very well with a lot of white.

I love the brightness of white.  It is so crisp and clean.  A space can often feel large when white is used on the walls, there are not a lot of colors breaking up the space.

White can be a cold color.  Adding a touch of warmth, such as a piece of wood furniture, can "warm up" a mostly white space.  There is not just one white.  There are many shades of white and using multiple shades can also add warmth to the room.

If you have one piece or a collection with some color, it can really "pop" when surrounded by white.  It really adds drama to a piece that may blend in or get lost in a more colorful space.

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  1. This is beautiful! Wonderful tips - thanks!

  2. That was a true feast for my eyes...thanks for sharing!!

  3. Thanks for sharing - I love the crisp white and notice all the images have pink accessories in them - lovely!