June 27, 2013

Making the Most of your Summer Cottage Style—No More Hassles on Vacation!

If you’re looking to brush up the style and function of your summer cottage, look no further! We’ve put together some tips that will get your little getaway in tip top shape for you and yours!


Summer cottage season is just around the bend! If you’re like us, you’re thinking about getting away to your secret vacation location...maybe a cottage on the lake? Beach-side bungalow? Or maybe you’re a mountain-side cabin sort of person. Whatever your cottage style is now is a great time to freshen it up and make a few changes to get ready for a summer of fun!

If you’re looking to brush up the style and function of your summer cottage, look no further! We’ve put together some tips that will get your little getaway in tip top shape for you and yours!

#1. Pick and stick to a theme! Choose a theme based on your preferences, or one inspired by the local area, tradition, or the cottage itself; and stick to it. By no means does this limit your creativity or choices! Take complete creative licence to take things up or down a notch as you so desire. Since having a theme brings an overall unifying touch and adds depth of character to your cottage, it can be a real help when making decisions about choosing fabrics, colours, or decorative pieces because you’ll have a general direction established to guide you.

#2. Think big in small spaces. Cottages can be spatially challenged...but there are many ways around this drawback. Employ tactics that open up spaces such as airy light colors, mirrors and glass, smaller appliances, and well planned layouts that maximize your space. Your furniture choices are critical here. Choosing well made furniture that fits the room and adds to your decor and function. Also make sure that if you have windows, you take advantage of them by letting in the natural light.

#3. Rooms that work hard. Most importantly, make the most of every space! Beds can hide away storage bins or drawers, bathrooms can double as laundry facilities...make certain you use every last inch of space. Use bunk beds and kids furniture that will double up sleeping capacities while offering lots of extra storage. Consider purchasing shelving like our B-Cubed line that creates storage and use of otherwise empty spaces!

#4. Keep kid’s spaces simple. The whole point of going to the cottage is usually to spend time outdoors or together. Keeping your indoor spaces simple will help make that happen. Kids rooms can be used pretty much just for sleeping and so installing bunk beds or a loft style bed will give kids a cozy place to rest without detracting from their outdoor adventures. Avoid televisions and video games in their bedrooms if you want to see them enjoying the great outdoors and each other.

Bolton Furniture has complete lines of furniture that will add a beautiful touch to your summer cottage. Take a look and see for yourself!



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