Design Shuffle ~ Guest Post…

Hi all! It's Mari from Design Shuffle, a social networking site for interior designers and design enthusiasts to upload their work and receive lots of exposure. With thousands of photos to look through each day, this website is your one stop shop for decorating ideas! As a writer for Design Shuffle, I get to visit design and decorating blogs like Fishtail Cottage to share some of my favorite rooms.

Today's guest post is all about adding garden touches to cottage bedrooms. Cottage style rooms are cozy and appealing, but add flowers and garden elements and they become irresistible. With so many beautiful cottage bedrooms out there, it's hard to choose just eight, but here are choices. Enjoy!



This slightly formal cottage bedroom takes on a garden feel with lovely pink and green flowers strewn across the bed and at the window. It's easy to bring a garden touch to any room with a vase or two of fresh flowers. Here a small bouquet adds more garden style on the bedside table.




A lovely drape of floral fabric is lined with brilliant rosy red to form this simple canopy. A Chinese garden stool and framed painting add more garden touches to this cottage bedroom.


Pretty in pink garden-inspired fabrics and wallpaper, this cottage bedroom takes on even more appealing cottage style with a French garden chair.




Not all coastal decorating ideas focus of seashells and drift wood. In the attic of a seaside cottage, this pretty bedroom space shows that garden touches find their place and look lovely even at the beach.




Sunny florals surround the bed in this inviting cottage bedroom. More garden touches are seen in a quilt, art and fresh flowers. What a lovely place to enjoy breakfast in bed on lazy weekend mornings!

Utterly appealing, this bedroom is filled with French garden style. We love the metal bed and tiered table. The vintage birdhouse and wooden architectural elements are also welcome garden additions.




A more contemporary take on a cottage bedroom design, the oversize flowers and bright colors make for an irresistible combination. Top that off with two bouquets fresh from the garden and it's an updated cottage style that we think is here to stay.



This is a lovely example of the many choices of scale when adding garden touches to a cottage bedroom. These quilts and pillows go from tiny pink rose to a matching mid-range pattern to beautiful large-scale florals in a bouquet of yummy colors. Choices! Choices! Choices!

What do you think about cottage bedroom design? Check out Design Shuffle where you can find fantastic inspiration from Boston interior designers, San Francisco interior designers and many others!


Thanks so much for coming over and taking the time to read this fabulous guest post!  xoox, tracie


Kelly said…
I love cottage style altogether and even more in the bedroom! Those were some great inspiration pics.
I love the prettiness of all of these rooms. The garden florals make all the rooms warm and vibrant.

Wonderful post! Good design suggestions too!
Special 'K' said…
Beautiful rooms. I too love all things cottage. Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo
KimMalk said…
What inviting rooms. I like the coastal room without being "obvious."
Shannon said…
Hi there-I'm following you now via the new linky follower & have it added to my website also.
farmhouse-story said…
what beautiful rooms! love the french garden bedroom!
arrielle_p said…
Lovely designing of these bedrooms especially the 5th photo. Another slew of great knowledge about designing a bedroom. I need to put this design on my manila condominiums. :)

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