home decor. Thursday , July 06th , 2017 - 03:36:03 AM
The exterior of these houses is totally subtle, with nude wall paints, uncovered and uncolored shingles, and clapboards that turn to gray or earthy colors with prolonged exposure to the natural elements like sun, breeze, and water. Another characteristic of these houses is that even though they have the cottage style decorating, they do not contain the front porch or veranda. The modern variants however have those chic sunrooms at one side of the house. Still, the main focal point of these houses is their front door, with its intricate carving and eye-catching colors. On the other hand, the windows of these houses have shutters that are either painted white or in the same color of the doors. Some other exterior decorative items include a white picket fence, steep roof with overhang, detached garage, and outdoor shower!
A cottage house is just the right place to get away from the daily bedlam associated with living an urbanized lifestyle. An English cottage is renowned for being a tad cozy and brings forth a warmth that makes families closer, making it right enough for a vacation home and for people with small children. It has gabled roof which are steeply pitched and holds a resemblance to the Tudor revival structures. Such cottages are well-known for their half-timbering style that is reminiscent of old world architecture. A gable has bargeboards which are nothing but boards fitted to projecting end of the gable, thus protecting and strengthening it.
If you want to do something different and unique with the walls, you can consider wainscoting. To keep things simpler and have a similar effect, wallpaper is an easy option. If you have a dado rail, keep the wallpaper above plain and the one beneath it, patterned or embossed. For those of you who are willing to put in effort, time, and money, plaster finishes in sand and grains, marble flour, limestone, etc., can be looked into.
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