Decorating The Cottage On A Budget

Give your cottage home a boost without breaking the bank. Try one or a few of these budget friendly design tips from Better Homes & Gardens for an instant update that reflects your unique style.

Bring the beach home by displaying found shells in clear glass containers. Sharing the things you love gives your home personal style.

Slipcovers reflect the easy-living attitude that’s crucial to cottage style. Sewn from affordable cotton or canvas, most slipcovers easily slip off and into the wash.

Romantic chandeliers add charm to any room. You can add paint, crystals, and lampshades to an existing light fixture. Or check out home centers for stylish new chandeliers for less than $100.

Architectural fragments – such as old mantels, corbels, brackets, and molding – bring aged cottage elements into a new home. Look for vintage pieces at flea markets and antique shops.

Knobs dress up a utilitarian piece of furniture. Adding glass or crystal knobs freshens a dated sideboard. Look for new or vintage knobs at flea markets and garage sales.

Baskets give a room casual style. Keep bathroom shelves organized by storing extra towels and supplies inside matching baskets.

Vases look charming with or without flowers. Antique perfume bottles are perfect for a blossom or two. Select flowers that might grow in the cottage, such as lilacs, roses, and daisies.

Wicker brings the feel of the porch inside. For a new twist, cover the piece with black spray paint. It’s a chic alternative to traditional white.


Better Homes & Gardens

22 Fresh, Frugal Cottage Ideas: Inexpensive Ways to Decorate in the Cottage Styl

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