5 French-Style Cottage Guest Room Ideas 5 French-Style Cottage Guest Room Ideas

If you’re thinking of redecorating your spare bedroom, try turning it into a French-style cottage guest room.  Below are a few ideas on how to do this without breaking the bank.

Color Schemes

Using two tones on a given furniture piece in the room is a good place to start. For wooden furniture pieces, try leaving portions of the wood with a stain (such as the top or the legs) while other portions are painted. Good colors to use for the cottage style are white, light green and light blue.

Whatever colors you use, be sure to keep them on the lighter side, and to use colors that will comfortably tie together.

Window Treatments

Window treatments can make or break this style of room. Always use lighter colors and thinner fabrics. When in doubt, go with simple white sheets or blinds.

Wall Paint

Keep the walls a light color, such as white, light blue or light yellow. Also, consider using some sort of textured paint or something else to give it a little texture.

Room Textures

Adding texture is a great way to get the cottage look and feel, as well. Start by distressing your wood and chipping some of the paint on your furniture. You can also distress the wooden trim in the room, such as around the closet.


Accessories can be the key to pulling off this style. Look for pleasant paintings in distressed wooden frames, vases, or get creative with unique ideas like a lining a few shallow bowls with a layer of sand and placing sea shells on top.

There are plenty of options out there for turning your guest room into a pleasant cottage setting, just don’t be afraid to get creative.

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