Spring Decorating Tips for a Cozy Cottage Living Room

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Spring is the perfect time to breathe new life into your living space! Today, I'm sharing with you the timeless charm of a cottage living room....some quaint, and some super grande! Picture planked walls, wooden floors, and layers of soft textures inviting you to sink in and unwind. Back by popular demand, I have once again asked AI to give me the perfect white cottage spring living room. It did not disappoint! So many of these rooms offer the perfect touch of rustic elegance. Here are some tips I pulled from all of these pictures to help you create a warm and inviting retreat. Trust me, I have already added a few into my space that I'll be sharing with you soon! (ps. check each picture real hard and you can probably tell the AI elements!)

1. Start with a Neutral Palette:
Set the tone for your cottage-inspired living room by embracing a neutral color palette. Think soft whites, gentle creams, and warm beiges that create a serene backdrop for your decor. These hues evoke a sense of tranquility and allow other elements to shine.

2. Layer with Textures:
Add depth and coziness to your space by layering with textures. Start with plush rugs in natural fibers like jute or sisal to anchor your seating areas. Then, pile on the pillows and throw blankets in varying textures and patterns, from chunky knits to delicate weaves, to create inviting nooks for relaxation.

3. Bring the Outdoors In:
Infuse your living room with the natural beauty of the outdoors by incorporating elements like vases filled with fresh flowers, woven baskets overflowing with greenery, and framed botanical prints. These simple touches add a sense of freshness to your space, bringing the beauty of nature indoors.

4. Add Bookshelves or a Cozy Reading Nook
Arrange bookshelves with a curated selection of reads, interspersed with decorative vases, baskets and framed pictures. Top it off with a comfortable armchair, a soft throw blanket, and a vintage-inspired reading lamp for the perfect retreat. 

5. Adorn the Mantel:
Turn your mantel into a focal point by adorning it with a mix of vintage finds and natural accents. Hang landscape paintings or mirrors above the mantel and arrange candlesticks, lanterns, and vases filled with fresh foliage to create a charming display.

6. Let There Be Light:
Make the most of natural light by keeping window treatments light and airy, allowing sunlight to flood your living room and create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Supplement with soft ambient lighting such as table lamps and pendant lights to add warmth and coziness, especially during the evening hours.

. Add Wood Elements
If you are wanting even more, lay the foundation for your cottage-inspired living room by incorporating elements like planked walls, beams and wooden floors. These rustic features instantly add warmth and character to your space.

By incorporating these tips into your spring decorating, you can transform your living room into a cozy cottage haven. I have already add many of these ideas into my space...especially drawing inspiration from the bookshelves and mantel. What do you see that you'd incorporate? 


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happy DIYing! Alicia