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How To Add A Cottage Feel And Look To Your Home

Cottage look and feel

With the nights fast closing in and the weather getting colder, it’s lovely taking shelter in our homes over the autumn and winter months. 

Internal comfort is imperative at this time of the year. If your home interior lacks that, you want to give it a cottage-type feel to make the space wonderfully warm and inviting. 

It’s quite simple to implement, no matter where you live, whether that’s in a period property or recent new-build. 

Mitchell Glass can let you into the necessary formula.

The feel: heat up your living environment

You associate cottages with warmth, so if there is an insufficient amount of warmth in your home right now, that needs to be sorted first. 

Sticking the fire on will heat things up quickly and you can always have thick blankets and throws laid out on your furniture if you need an extra layer of heat. So that none of this heat goes to waste, ensure that you have energy efficient windows and doors. 

They will retain the heat that comes out of your boiler and fire, and keep cold outside draughts out. 

In doing so, it will help you keep your energy bills down as you won’t need to continuously have your heating on.

Cottage window

The look: follow the cottagecore theme

Your decor needs to be modified into a cottage-style after you have got the right level of thermal comfort. 

The perfect aesthetic to emulate would be cottagecore, a visual movement that is very much about nostalgia and inspired by an idealised vision of the English countryside. It’s a trend that home renovators have really gotten on-board with over the last 18 months or so. 

To achieve the cottagecore theme, it’s essential to have floral prints and patterns within your decor. So look for soft furnishings, such as curtains and valances, wallpaper and antique drawer knobs, that carry floral patterns on them. 

If you conclude that new windows and doors are needed, select a pastel colour of some kind for the finish, and maybe request Georgian bars.

Cottage style home

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