Getting That Vintage Cottage Look

Many folks are attracted to cottage decor for its relaxed feel and welcoming qualities, and so am I. Cottage decor does not necessarily have to be reserved for a cottage. You can decorate a living room dressed like a cottage and instantly achieve a welcomed designer appearance.
Cottage decor is commonly thought of shabby chic, but it is much more than that. Cottage decor is lovely when it is filled with distressed and vintage pieces. Sofas and chairs should be as welcoming as a big fluffy bed. One can create a cottage feel with furnishings from a wide range of furniture styles, from the elegance of carved French to the simplicity of Swedish and American Shaker.
If you’ve been the lucky recipient of some French furniture that has seen better days, do not fret. In fact, consider yourself lucky. The French Country Cottage furniture trend is still going strong and is currently the most popular style of painted furniture. Tired wood is given a fresh look with chalk paints, milk paints, and various distressing techniques. Paris grays, vintage blues, and creamy whites are some of the most popular colors chosen for this trend. We can help you get the French Country Cottage look with our line of paints from American Paint Company. The color Treasure Box is one of my favorites!