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Cottage style just screams relaxed, informal, beach living and warm summer days. It's all about no fuss, leisure, and a slower-paced lifestyle. Luckily, in Florida, we have that almost year round. That's why cottage style decor is a perfect look for Florida homes. And the Bungalow Collection by Paula Deen is the perfect way to add cottage style to your home.
Like your favorite weekend getaway, the pieces in the Bungalow collection invite you to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. The neutral color palette creates a look that is airy, yet comfortably lived in. Pretty detailing adds a romantic touch that is down-to-earth at the same time. It creates a vibe that is warm and welcoming from the minute you open your door to guests.
Whites and neutrals give you the perfect backdrop for beach inspired colors such as greens and blues. Choose colors that are muted and finishes that look whitewashed or slightly distressed, such as the linen-like buff finish on the Bungalow Cottage Bed . Include this look in the cabinetry, furniture, and walls to create an aura of aged beauty. Bring in tans, beiges, and grays to evoke a stormswept sea.
Touches of pink and gray strike a balance between feminine and masculine in the room above. The shutter-inspired headboard and bun feet exude chic comfortability. The end-of-the-bed bench and bedside tables complete the look.
Tables and chairs with minimal, simple styling create a low-maintenance dining room. Upholstery on dining room chairs brings in colors and textures that are easy to care for, giving the dining room a relaxed feel. Wood is also often found in cottage style decor, harkening back to its traditional beginnings. In juxtaposition to the traditional table and chairs, a simple metal chandelier gives the style a fresh look.
Cottage style is all about hospitality and entertaining, and the Bungalow Dining Set lets you do just that. With two 18-inch table leaves that extend the table to 112 inches, it can accommodate any number of people. The cottage-style, fully upholstered dining side chairs have elegant two-toned waterfall skirts. The elegant Windsor back head chairs have nail head trimming along the seat, making them a beautiful addition to your dining space.
Cottage style decor focuses on light, airy interiors, so open storage pieces are often used. Wicker or metal baskets help keep things organized, and collections are displayed on open shelving. Dark, heavy storage pieces would overwhelm the style and feel clunky and out of character with the softer pieces of a cottage dining room.
The Bungalow Cottage Etagere provides elegant and functional storage for dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, and even home offices. It features bamboo-inspired framing, three drawers, and three open shelves that let you display collections or store china. It exudes cottage style through its oleander finish and elegant molding.
Another hallmark of cottage style is its ability to merge with other styles. So don't be afraid to use modern materials, especially in the kitchen where stainless steel appliances paired with a cottage-style kitchen island give the space a fresh look.
If you are interested in adding some Cottage Style to your home with pieces from Paula Deen's Bungalow Collection, visit the Baer's Furniture store near you and view the entire collection.
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