Cottage style has many
incarnations, but is marked by its emphasis on comfort. Rolled-arm sofas and chairs (often slipcovered) invite you to sink in. Painted, wicker, or distressed furniture is forgiving of dents and scratches. The cottage color palette is generally light and neutral, but it's not unusual to see pops of blue, green, yellow, or pink. Floral and other light patterns often finish the look. Tip!
Mixing and matching is the name of the game with cottage style. Start with pieces you have and love, then layer in flea market finds. Design: Embellish Interiors