Beach Cottage Style Bedroom – Go Beyond White and Blue

July 15, 2010 Katja Presnal

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When you think of coastal style, and beach cottage, you are easily drawn to crisp white and different tones of blue and navy blue. Beach cottage style doesn’t have to mean nautical though, and you can draw colors from a different palette. Even if you bring in the nautical or beach style – you can do it in a new color palette.

I love the beach cottage bedroom we had in our Rockport, Mass, rental. The yellow walls bring sunshine in, and the striped quilt on the bed is cheerful and colorful. The furniture is cottage style white, and contrasts nicely with the wall. The decorations are non-mistakenly beach style with the sea star pillow and a nautical table lamp, but the room doesn’t scream beach house to you, it simply whispers and the mermaid on the wall lures you to relax. Simple seashell jewelry box on the dresser and the white wicker furniture bring in the beach feel – without over powering it.

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The Striped Quilt from Overstock doesn’t look nautical, but does say beach cottage, when you combine it with right bed, like the Southport bed from Basset, and a sailing term pillow from Bumble Belly Designs from Etsy. The mermaid scultupre brings the ocean in to any room, and the Japanese float table lamp is en elegant beach style lamp to bring a touch of seaside into your room.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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