Your Quiz Results…

Your top decorating style is:



You beachy, white furniture lover, you! Your favorite style is all about the airy, relaxed feeling it gives you
when you walk in the door. White is your favorite color, and slipcovers are your best friend!


Cottage is somewhat like the styles of Vintage, Shabby Chic and Retro. But it is very casual and charming. Furniture is often adapted for other uses – like a bench becoming a coffee table. It also tends to be beachy, accented with sea shells and sand filled jars – but not so theme-y that your wallpaper is covered in lighthouses! Cottage style is airy and light and laid back. To love the Coastal Cottage style you can live anywhere – even the dessert. It’s more about the feeling and style than it is about the location.

Wait a sec!  Does this sound like you?
If you’re like, “um, nope, no way” then check out the 
other styles here. The quiz is pretty accurate, but it’s not a mind reader. (That would just be creepy!)

living room illustrating coastal/cottage style

Keep reading for more about Coastal/Cottage Style!

Hi, I’m Shannon.

Before we go any further, let me introduce myself. I believe home is the most important place on earth and it’s my passion to help other women create the home they’ve always wanted right where they are.

After a couple of decades of making our house a home (while homeschooling three kids), two years of professional interior design training, and two traditionally-published home decor and organization books, I am so excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

Shannon making the bed 2


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Key elements of
Coastal/Cottage Style Decor:

  • very casual and charming
  • furniture is repurposed
  • beachy and coastal elements
  • airy and light
  • monochromatic or shades of blue and green

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Coastal/Cottage Decor:

Other styles that play nicely with Coastal/Cottage Style:

The Coastal/Cottage Style Lover’s Must-Read Blog Posts

There are over 500 blog posts on Home Made Lovely. This is just the beginning and should get you started. But, there is so much more for you to learn – and I can’t wait to teach you!

Find the Coastal Cottage Style Pinterest Board here.
It’s full of all kinds of inspiration and ideas for Coastal Cottage Style decor!

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