Beach Cottage Decor, Revisited!

Inspiration shot: Bed of Flowers

Inspiration shot: Bed of Flowers

Before shot: Cottage 3

Before shot: Cottage 3

Inspiration shot: Cottage 3

Before shot: Exterior Cottage 3

More Recent shot: Cottage 3

It has been a busy summer season out at the beach cottages. We have had visitors from as far away as Scotland and Singapore! Now I am determined to get back in there and do another layer of decorating as some rooms are still a little spartan.

These photos were taken of Cottage 3 early on. The bedroom with the 4-poster bed has a good backdrop – all-white walls, floors and shutters. The wafty inspiration shot is how I would like it to look.
In the other bedroom I am considering adding some colour with new lamp shades and maybe bright walls. Does anyone have any opinions? As it is a holiday house and no one has to live in it every day, it can be an opportunity to do something a little more daring…. Hmmm. Or should be leave the white on white?
We decided to add a bit of a privacy screen on the front veranda (there is a cafe across the road) so went for this retro coloured glass. Thesedays its very difficult to find old bubble glass and there is only one place that still makes it. I decided to let the picket fence go grey naturally rather than paint it white which is a huge task. You can see here how it has changed.
If you stylish bloggers out there have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
P.S. Picked up some great vintage furniture for these cottages over the weekend and can’t wait to show you.