A perfect spot between outdoors and in, this mudroom provides a bright place to put on and remove shoes (which can be stashed in the drawers below) and hang a hat, coat or towel. The slate floor hides dirt well and is easy to clean — perfect for the inevitable messes.
To put a coastal spin on cottage style, it's smart to consider elements made of rope. In order to keep this bedroom lounge area well-lit and packed with coastal cottage charm, a lamp made with thick nautical rope is paired with a slipcovered sofa and charming do-it-yourself wall art.
One of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now is “tuxedo” cabinetry — or two-tone cabinets, usually a darker color on the bottom units with a lighter shade or white on top. Black and white is a classic combo, but gray and white or blue and white create a similar, but softer effect, as in this kitchen. “The two-tone color scheme complemented the stained original pine floors in this over-100-year-old home. And going lighter on the upper cabinets kept this smaller sized kitchen feeling light and open, without sacrificing storage,” says designer Carla Aston. You can get this of-the-minute look with one can of paint — if your cabinets are already white, just paint the lower ones.
Fixer Upper Hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of Karla Griffis' ranch-style cottage home with fresh light-blue paint, unique Chevron-patterned wooden shutters, new natural wood support beams and fresh landscaping.
Bright Cottage-Style Living Room From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and dated room into a warm cottage-style living space infused with modern elements. Varying shades of cream and white add depth to the neutral decor and accent the room's abundance of natural light.