In its purest, most archetypal sense, a cottage is simply a cabin in the woods. This style of cottage celebrates that rustic ideal in its cozy corners, worn surfaces, and overall woodsy feel. Whether it’s an actual log cabin (and
Decor-wise, keep an eye out for things like old-fashioned cross-country skis and snowshoes to be arranged decoratively on a wall, and vintage
The Beach House
The lapping of surf, the screeching of gulls, and the smell of briny ocean air are the hallmarks of a home by the shore, but you don’t need to own a beachside lot to conjure up the same feel. While a cabin is all about cozy plaids and exposed dark wood, a beach house is light and breezy, using shades of blue, green and beige to call to mind water, beach grass and sand.
One of the best things about decorating a beach house is that you can find a lot of great accent pieces on the beach itself. Gnarled sticks of
The Farm House
Get in the pioneering spirit with a design style that’s all about simplicity and rustic charm. Whether you’re buying new online or at your closest small-town antiques barn, from
There’s definitely still a lot of fun to be had with your decor. Fill your living room with
Jeremy Freed is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto. His writing about fashion, travel, food and design appears in Sharp, Harry and re:Porter magazines, among many others.