A modern cottage or a more traditional interior?

Those who dream about spending their time in a cottage, would prefer a modern interior, but how to furnish or renew an existing cottage to be more modern? In this article, we are discussing a modern cottage interior – first from a perspective of renewing an old cottage and then from a fully new-built cottage.

From traditional into modern with minimalism

You don’t have to buy anything new for the old cottage if you start with throwing away all the unnecessary items. All the things that are not needed at home, are easily removed from the cottage. To recycle your old furniture is surely an important matter but the cottage doesn’t have to resemble a storage room.

You can admire the beautiful scenery when all the ornaments are cleared out in front of the windows. The excessive items on top of the shelves are there only to collect dust. The things that you consider beautiful and suit the image of the cottage, can be left on the shelves.

You can admire the beautiful scenery when all the ornaments are cleared out in front of the windows. The excessive items on top of the shelves are there only to collect dust. The things that you consider beautiful and suit the image of the cottage, can be left on the shelves.

The hallway will look tidier when the excessive outwear is being taken away. It’s good to ponder whether all the clothes in the cottage have real use or if they have been brought there only because they are not being used at home, but you can’t bear to give them away either.

The power of decorating

A quick way to freshen things up to be more modern inside the cottage is to change the curtains – old curtains can be recycled to be for example couch pillowcases. Painting the walls is a slightly slower process but it is worth the effort when freshening up the interior. Wood-colored walls that have darkened over time can be updated by washing and painting them white. The same applies to the floor. A wooden floor is easy to handle, but when it comes to a more complicated renovation, it is advisable to turn over to professionals.

Remember that modernizing a cottage doesn’t mean that you should clear out all the old belongings. For example, an old, beautiful chest is still an amazing eye-catcher. In addition, for example, rag rugs bring coziness to the newly painted floor. If the cover of your old couch is faded, it’s worth considering upholstering the couch again, instead of buying a new one. The same applies to the dining table; in case its surface is rundown, you can paint it again or put a sheet of glass on top of it, under which you can place for example wallpaper, pictures, or something else that is fun to look at.

A new modern cottage

If you plan the cottage from scratch, you can already make many solutions that will improve the comfort of a modern cottage. Big windows will ensure that natural light will reach every corner of the cottage. Thanks to big windows, even a smaller space appears to be bigger due to the light. Furthermore, lighter colors in the interior will enhance the feeling of space.

A modern cottage is multi-functional. When designing the cottage, you should think about who will be spending time there and what they would like to do. A cottage for a family with children requires different interior solutions than a cottage for a retired couple. Whoever is using the cottage, it’s profitable to build a storage room near the cottage, where unnecessary and seasonal items can be taken to wait for the next usage.

Cottage rental and interior decoration

If you plan to rent the cottage in addition to your own use, it’s worth considering the number of beds. The more beds, the more alternative usages of the cottage. Thus, the higher you can charge per night and the cottage will be rented more often.

Do you think about increasing the number of beds? You may have a Murphy bed or a sofa-bed in mind. Tablebed offers one or two additional beds. Tablebed is a table that can be switched into a single or double bed in ten seconds. Tablebed comes in black, white, and oak-colored. The price of a Tablebed may seem high but remember that it pays itself back in a year when more people can use the cottage. You may claim a deduction for the purchase of a Tablebed if you rent the cottage to others. You can read more about the experiences of Tablebed here.

Remote work and a cottage

Many people consider purchasing a modern cottage from the aspect of distance work. For someone who works with a laptop and is not confined to a certain place, distance work in a cottage can be an extremely handy solution.

When considering distance work in the cottage, it is useful to pay attention to the quality of the Internet connections. In addition, it would be advisable to buy a desktop to have an ergonomically correct workstation and to separate work from your free time.

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