Breezy looks you can buy, chosen by the editors of Coastal Living
Colorful Cottage Decor
A kaleidoscope of colors brings
modern brightness to this Lake Michigan cottage. Learn more, then shop this rainbow look below.
This cottage is all about two things--decorating with bold strokes of color and creating a casual, feet-up feel. Look no further than the flower-clad family room to see an array of cheerful colors woven into a design that is both playful and inviting.
Designer tip: To make saturated hues work, repeat the main color throughout the room, as seen in the girl's bedroom--pool blue on everything from the walls to the bedding to the rug. White wicker pieces throughout the cottage lend a vintage vibe, while natural touches (bamboo shades, jute rugs, and wooden dining room furniture) tone down the overall feminine feel. Attention-getting light fixtures and lamps maintain the quirky character.
bright, patterned window treatments
white painted furniture
striped rugs and fabrics
statement-making light fixtures
white wicker accents
Colors inspired by this Lake Michigan cottage
Juicy, watermelon-colored florals in the family room can't be missed! Tropical Smoothie, Behr 120B-7
The guest room sports bedding in a handsome blue hue. Cobalt Glaze, Behr 570B-7
Tart green wallpaper and painted mirror illuminate the powder room. Apple Orchard, Behr 430B-5
Honey-yellow wallpaper creates a sunny guest room. Sunporch, Behr 300B-4
Repeated throughout the cottage, cool turquoise is calming. Sweet Rhapsody, Behr 490A-3