5 EASY WAYS TO MAKE A COT­TAGE YOUR OWN

Style at Home - - Decorating -

1. PICK PAINT

This cabin came with some fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories, such as pic­ture frames, but most did not suit the home­own­ers’ calm vi­sion. Rather than re­plac­ing them, they sim­ply painted them white.

2. REIMAGINE IT

Old pad­dle­boat oars be­come nos­tal­gic art when hung on the wall, while a bed­room dresser stands in for a liv­ing room con­sole.

3. LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE

The home­own­ers liked many of the ex­ist­ing fea­tures, such as the cabin’s ex­te­rior, so they left them un­changed.

4. NUR­TURE NA­TURE

El­e­ments from the prop­erty hold pride of place in­side, in­clud­ing the trunks of birch trees that had to be cut down.

5. PEP­PER WITH PER­SON­AL­ITY

Whim­si­cal light fix­tures, toss cush­ions and framed prints make the in­te­rior spe­cial and homey.

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