White Coastal Home Ideas

This stunning cottage come comes from Martha’s Vineyard.  Designed by architect Patrick Ahearn, the cottage is decorated around the color white, with coastal styled decor and furniture.  This home features timeless architecture all painted in white.

Coastal Living Magazine focuses solely on homes on the coast.  Here are a few tips that they suggest when decorating in this style:

1. Eclectic Furnishings Make Your Home Interesting

A variety of home furnishings from different time periods makes your home interesting and inviting. Consider collecting old lamps, lanterns, and clocks, which you can add to the coastal styled decor. A salvage yard is a great place to discover unique finds for your home. Carefully comb through to find sinks, tubs, doors, and lights that will complete your cottage. They may not always look like treasures, but these money-saving necessities can be revamped into something new interesting.

2. Find Inspiration From Your Families History

Incorporate old photographs and photos of the surroundings of your local town. Perhaops a photo of the city or town in the 19th century. Imagine framing your towns old vintage maps, bringing a historical flavor to your home. Rummage through your mom's old family albums. Past generations can be an excellent source of classic design, so don't be afraid to ask relatives for suggestions or handed-down furnishings.

3. Go Casual

Faded slipcovers and worn plaid blankets can give a room a "lived-in" look. Shop on ebay for vintage wool blankets such Hudson Bay Blankets.  They are the warmest blankets you will ever find, making them a  functional buy, as well as beautiful!

Cottage White Decorating IdeasDisplay your brochures, old photographs, or other historic memorabilia on a frame mounted to the wall

Coastal DecoratingPhoto From Coastal Living Magazine - Give your kitchen a nostalgic feel with vintage appliances. A refurbished stove, manually operated toaster, and dial phone will lend an old-school vibe, while a retro clock will ensure your culinary efforts are cooked to perfection.

Old CurtainsPhoto From Coastal Living Magazine - Construct funky curtains out of old tablecloths and clip rings. Shades of creams and pastels provide a clean, simple look.

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