Top Cottage Home Trends of 2012

Looking back on the year 2012, a few key cottage decorating trends come to mind.  Let’s take a trip down memory lane of all the exciting products and color schemes that made a memorable year in cottage decor. 

Cottage Decorating Trends | Industrial Lighting

Nautilus Polished Alluminum Lamp Purser's Bell Emerson library Lamp Bronze Anchor Lamp Pioneer Table Lamp 1940's Search Light

Industrial Lighting and Accents made of materials like brass, aluminum, copper, and antique nickel add a touch of contemporary class.  Using these materials in lighting fixtures creates a soft glow that warms any space. 

Cottage Decorating Trends | Coral & Turquoise

Conservatory Scarlet Solera Coastal Honey Stain Sunset Light Blue Shell Coral Jamal Pool Snochu Cayenne Calypso Flax Pecan Fresh Cream over Flame

Coral and Turquoise made a splash in coastal homes this year because of the fun loving and vibrant effect it has on any room.  Pinky coral hues are reminiscent of the sunset, while turquoise transports you to a Caribbean sea.  It is easy to feel the tropical wind in your hair surrounded by these beautiful colors.

Cottage Decorating Trends | Whitewashed Furniture

Old English Pine Chateau Trestle Base Sarah Floor Lamp Rustic Square Miror Stony Brook Dining Arm Chair Southampton Highboy Dresser

Gray and White Washed Furniture bring in an old world charm that will never go out of style.  Choose one or two pieces with a washed painted finish to add character and introduce a rustic element. 

Cottage Decorating Trends | Driftwood Accessories

Twig Dining Chair Driftwood Mirror Driftwood Sphere Lamp Driftwood Twig Table Lamp Twig Dining Arm Chair

Driftwood Accessories and twig furniture are a fantastic way to bring in a weathered look to your cottage home.  It is a sculptural and more abstract way of bringing in coastal elements, by playing with form and texture.  Using raw and organic materials is only gaining in popularity and recognition as a must have for any home.

Cottage Decorating Trends | Graphic Prints

Steps Micro Hooked Wool Rug Denim and White Diamond In/Out Rug

Graphic Prints, like the chevron and diamond, look great in many applications.  Whether in pillows, blankets, or rugs, it adds a punch of visual interest with a modern look.

Cottage Decorating Trends | Grey & Yellow

Aurora Grey Chesapeake Accent Chair Brewster Sofa

Grey and Yellow are a match made in heaven, because of their balancing properties.  Grey tends to be a sleek and modern color used to create a cool tone to a space, whereas yellow tends to be a lively and energetic color.  By pairing them, you can create a fun loving and contemporary look.  

products: Cottage Home, A La Mode, Urban Outfitters, Shades of Light, Two Lovely Spaces, Rosenberry Rooms, Pinterest 

Brought to you by Cottage Home– specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

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