30 April 2014

creating a casual summer home

No, it doesn't feel like summer yet. Not even spring unfortunately. That's why I felt we needed some beautiful images to inspire us to think about lovely warm days and casual relaxed living. This home in Denmark shows how easily white rooms, mixed with wood and natural elements can give a serene, beachy feel to your home.

So how to get that casual cottage feel without spending much or consuming new products?

Give your kitchen cabinets a facelift by painting them white. Floors a little scuffed and worn? Sand down and whitewash them instead of purchasing new. Hang a simple but bold white pendant over your dining table. Gather summer treasures like shells, interesting rocks, baskets and turquoise vases to create simple vignettes. And bring in plants and flowers to create an indoor-outdoor feel.

Happy dreaming!

white casual summer home

white kitchen cottage feel

casual cottage decor

cottage decorating with white

All images by Cristina Olsen via The Guardian 

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I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for making my day!