Tips On How To Get The Perfect Cozy Cottage Dining Room | Tour 2024

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Happy Spring! I wish I could say it felt like it here, but all my flowers that came up prematurely are now covered in snow and probably won't make it. I'm hoping for better and warmer weather soon! With spring...and hopefully warmer weather on the horizon, I'm sharing with you the tour of my white cottage dining room. I'll also be sharing tips on how to get this look! 
Having a cozy dining room is all about layering. I layered rugs, pillows and throw blankets, even tablecloths! Layering doesn't have to stop at the obvious though, you can layer on shelves with depth, and on the table with height and depth. 

Pops of Green:
My go-to accent color for any season really is green. Green for spring is faux spring stems, and dried stems. I add these throughout the room so your eye moves with them.

Vases scream spring to me! Probably since they are usually full of beautiful spring flowers. In this case, I used many empty vases throughout my dining room. Some of them have green stems, but most of them don't. I layered them along the tablescape, in the corner cabinet and on the buffet. 
I don't often decorate with bunnies for spring, if at all. But this year a did a small little nod to spring with this cute ceramic bunny. 

Landscape Paintings:
Another way to subtly get rid of the winter feel is to welcome in beautiful lush green landscapes in the form of paintings. I found these two and nestled them into this hutch. 

Keep Things Light and Fresh:
Although I have a lot of items on this buffet, with the strategic placement of colors, and the main use of neutrals, it's helped keep it light and fresh. You can get away with adding more things when they are in the same color family. 

Add Some Whimsy:
Along with layering, adding a little whimsy for spring brings a fresh new vibe to a space. I added some whimsy with this layered ruffle tablecloth and lace tablecloth. I can just imagine them on a line outside drying, blowing in the breeze ... except they are in here on my table :)

Add Dried Stems:
I mentioned adding the dried greenery before, but opt for other dried stems as well such as lavender and white flowers. Some other fave dried stems are eucalyptus and boxwood. 
Add Some Character:
This can come in many forms! I added a lot of character to my walls and ceiling. Before, this used to be just a boring beige box. I added the faux beams to my ceiling, the planking to the wall, board and batten and wallpaper to the other wall. Easy DIY projects like this make a huge difference in a space!

I'm excited winter is behind and we get to look forward to what spring and summer will bring! I hope this gave you some ideas on what to implement in your home to make it just that much closer to making you smile :)


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happy DIYing! Alicia