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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

10 tricks to get modern cottage style

How to get modern cottage style Author: Janis Nicolay

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

A restrained palette and a minimalist's eye are what make modern cottage style so appealing.

 

White walls, light wood tones, woven accents, hits of black, touchable textures, stripes and solids, and clean lines - welcome to modern cottage style. With a neutral backdrop and plenty of breathing room, this scheme puts nature in the spotlight.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Think simple and serene

Choose a few statement pieces to create a welcoming and relaxing mood. When it comes to modern decorating, less it more. Find more entryway design ideas here.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Get organized

Use an outdoor trellis as a catch-all for cottage clutter like sunglasses and scarves. Get more clutter-clearing tips here.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Invest in quality

Select delicately stitched linens and uniquely woven throws. When the colours are quiet, the details stand out.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Look to nature

Take inspiration from organic shapes and textures in artwork, fabrics and accessories. These layers help soften modern cottage style's minimalism.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Stay neutral

Build your colour palette from varying shades of white, grey, buff and blush to achieve the ideal modern backdrop.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Hang art with abandon & be bold with the mix

Forget the symmetrical gallery wall. Instead, install a collection of framed pieces in a way that pleases your eye without trying to make it too perfect. The similar tonality of these frames bring cohesion to the grouping. Combine antique and contemporary pieces to create a room that looks effortlessly put together. Confidence is the key to making modern cottage style work.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Save space with sconces

Free up precious square footage in a cramped bedroom with a wall-mounted reading light.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Try a whiteout

Put the emphasis on the art itself with white mats and frames that appear to float on a white wall.

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10 tricks to get modern cottage style

Know when to stop

A single sculptural flower has maximum impact in a modern space, especially when it's placed in a simple white vase.

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