Living Room Decorating Ideas for Your Beach Cottage
As winter approaches and the colder weather bites at our ankles we always start to view our homes a bit differently. In the summer months, we want our living rooms to feel bright and airy with lots of happy colours like yellow and bright blue mimicking the sunny sky outside. But as autumn sets in and the leaves begin to fall those colours start to lose their appeal. Instead we begin to crave warm colours that reflect the changing colours of the season and make us feel cosy and safe whilst it’s blowing a gale outside.
Redecorating your living room with the changing of the seasons sounds a bit exhausting though doesn’t it as well as time consuming and expensive, but it needn’t be. If your living room has a neutral base colour then all it takes is a few new pieces of furniture and a quick swap of accessories and you can have a brand new living room in no time.
Reclaim Your Room
Reclaimed furniture is a hot trend at the moment with companies across the country offering to update that tired set of drawers or rickety old wardrobe. A new slick of paint can instantly give an item of furniture a new lease of life and it can be quite the opposite way too. Bare wood with the intricate grain pattern showing would look great in any beach cottage because of its connections to nature so why not strip the paint off instead; you might be surprised by how beautiful it is underneath.
Reclamation isn’t just about big pieces of furniture either. It’s amazing what gems you can find in antique shops or car boot sales. Keep a look out for nautical themed accessories like a lovely brass searchlight or a ship’s wheel – sure to create an instant vocal point at a dinner party. Consider buying some new fabric (or vintage if you can find it) and having some new cushions made, unless you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine yourself! Textured fabrics in warm colours like rusty orange or olive green will instantly make that sofa so much more inviting.
Treat Yourself to Something New
If you fancy buying something new there are lots of options out there to help make your living room a cosy retreat in the winter. You might need a bit of extra storage and a great storage piece for a living room is a sideboard. Try https://www.danetti.com/ for some great choices of sideboard in walnut or dark wood. If you want something a bit more quirky look out for wicker chests or old suitcases that you can stack up, perfect for storing your winter blankets in.
If the purse strings are a little tighter why not treat yourself to something smaller like a decorative accessory. Porthole mirrors are a big trend at the moment and what better place to let them shine than in your beach cottage where they’ll feel right at home. They’re easy to find on budget especially on sites like eBay and the more rustic looking the better.
So there you have it, when it comes to updating your living room ready for winter it really is that simple. All that’s left is to snuggle up in your favourite blanket and watch the crashing waves.
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