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Creating cottage charm, home and away.

The first long weekend of the season is behind us and for some that meant heading out of the city to open up the family cottage! Now that you have taken down the shutters and cracked the windows it's time to breathe life back into your vacation home.

If this is the year you have decided to redecorate we have loads of ideas for creating low maintenance design including adding a few new pieces of furniture or updating upholstery to changing up your lighting and adding new accessories.

Durable furnishings and room for guests to sleep are two important factors in your cottage design. Where possible we suggest using outdoor fabrics indoors, so wet bathing suit bottoms and sandy feet aren't a threat to your décor. Having room for guests to sleep comfortably is a must have, so consider bunk and trundle beds to maximize bedroom space, without comprising on style. Interior Design House has a wide selection of cottage friendly furniture, together with the largest selection of fabric in the region, so come in and let us design your low maintenance, family friendly getaway.

For those city dwellers who love the polished simplicity a vacation home can offer, IDH can inject the comfortable eclectic style into your year round home. We like the look of glass accessories; reminiscent of items you may find at the beach, they add visual interest and come in a variety of colors and shapes. As well, the use of painted accent pieces, comfortable slipcover upholstery and vintage inspired lighting all help bring cottage charm to the city home.