It’s little wonder that the cottage decorating style is taking off in a big way.
Combining a mix of pretty colours, florals, stripes, and new and vintage pieces, it all combines together in an eclectic mix that says ‘cozy and comfortable’.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing my simple and achievable ways to incorporate the cottage look into your home in my new series….
I know that many of my readers love the pretty kitchen stoneware that I share here and on my Facebook page from companies like GreenGate, Ib Laursen, Cath Kidston etc…
But most of these items are not readily available outside Europe, which causes much angst for our cottage lovers who want to incorporate this look in their own home.
This week I’m going to share some ideas and projects for creating, thrifting and sourcing your own GreenGate styled kitchenware.
The combination of polka dots, florals and stripes evoke that cozy, relaxed feel of the cottage look, but you don’t have to buy GreenGate to achieve this look.
If your budget will stretch to one GreenGate item, you can build the rest of your look around that one piece eg. the little teapot infuser in the above photo is from Greengate, but the pretty aqua mugs were a thrift shop buy.
The mugs are made by an Australian company and were quite a score at a local Op Shop for just a few dollars each.
Try looking for stripe, floral or coloured mugs to add to your vignettes. Discount stores like K.Mart have cheaper homewares that you can add to your collection for decoration rather than use.
This look could be expanded further by using other items in this colour palette of pink and aqua… like tea towels, kitchen utensils, bowls etc.
Mix it in with lots of white stoneware and fresh flowers and you’ll achieve a pretty cottage feel.
You might like to click the pin icon on the right corner of the image below to save this tip to your Pinterest boards for later!
In my next post in the ‘A Cottage Life’ series, I’ll be showing you how you can give thrift store finds a GreenGate style make-over using paint.
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