In many ways, the cottage living room is an extension of the bedroom — you want it to feel cozy. Comfort is the biggest priority here. You want to be tempted to curl up there with a good book and a cup of tea.

Pay attention to the little details in this room. If this is a place where you and your family are going to spend a lot of time, you want it to feel put together but natural. Details like crown molding, tables with sanded edges and antique light fixtures will go a long way toward pulling the look together.

Like the rest of your cottage-style home, you want to stick to a neutral color palette. But feel free to add a few contemporary pops of color with blankets, vases and other accents. The living room is also a great place to show off any decorative collections you might have, and this personal touch will really add to the modern cottage look. Display pottery on a wall shelf or create a gallery wall of your favorite vintage posters.

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