Modern Cottage Livingroom


It’s been a busy few weeks here on the blog with the reveal for the Kitchen Renovation we did for the Jeffery Court Challenge and trying to prepare for the holidays; it’s been a whirlwind!

Modern Cottage Livingroom

This latest house will be a short-term rental, and we are renovating it room by room.

While we were swamped with renovating the kitchen in a really short six-week timeframe, the space is actually one big area, so we went ahead and worked on the living/dining areas at the same time.

The style I am going for here is a Modern Cottage vibe.

I define that as a Cottage vibe (cozy and comfortable) but with a modern twist.

Modern Cottage Livingroom.

It is easy to decorate a small cottage living room if you keep things simple.

We started with the flooring, which is an LVP from Home Depot.

I then chose a color palette that I carried through the entire living/ dining/ kitchen area.

I started by painting the walls a beautiful bright white.

This white is called White Designer by Pratt and Lambert.

Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!?

The kitchen was designed around the blue and creamy white backsplash tile, and I carried it throughout the room.

Kitchen View

Cottage Living Room Details

I really wanted to draw attention to the back wall (which is quite large).

I initially thought of wood moulding of some sort, but I wanted something that felt more modern instead of rustic, so I broadened my search to wallpaper.

LOL, and then I saw this mural!!!!

It was LOVE at first sight.

So much so that I ended up designing the entire living space around it!

I fell in love with this gorgeous pattern.

The mural is by, and If you are looking for wallpaper, I highly recommend them.

This is the second mural I have from Photowall.

You can see the first mural I used in our game room last year here.

So pretty, and I loved the light terra cotta floral that became part of the color palette.

We had to provide comfortable seating for six people, and it had to be EASY for me to clean, so I chose an Ikea slipcovered sectional for the sofa.

We have a slipcovered sofa in our first Airbnb and we love how well it has held up.

Another item essential to cozy cottage comfort is a soft rug underfoot.

This one is from Wellwoven as it is so soft!

Wellwoven Trellis Rug

Mixing old and new

When designing, I always like to add vintage pieces so the new spaces have a more lived-in feel, especially when it’s a cottage vibe.

I don’t want everything to be “too” new.

This past summer, I found this piece at a market and knew I would find the perfect spot for it.

Vintage trunk it cozy modern cottage.
Vintage trunk as a coffee table

Next up was adding some textured pieces.

I found this credenza at Wayfair, and its size will be perfect for a TV, and the storage will be a bonus.

Whitewashed Credenza with gold metal doors

I added some white end tables and a chair!

White wood end tables

All that was left were plants and pillows!

The pillows are a soft-washed finish which feels causal and comfy to me.

I bought them in blue and clay.

Then I found the wink pillow and she added just the right amount of quirk.

Love the 😉

We are almost finished with the first bedroom and then moving on to a bathroom, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time!


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  1. Beautiful rooms! I love the vintage trunk!

  2. I love how you decorated this room! It looks wonderful.

  3. Leen says:

    It’s so gorgeous, Libbie! I want to visit this airbnb when you’re done!

  4. Hilda Smith says:

    Love that trunk as a coffee table and that winking cushion. Great styling.

  5. Stacey says:

    Love love love that photowall mural! So fun!

  6. Dara says:

    Libbie, this turned out amazing! I love that mural so much! It gives life to the space. Your color palette is so soothing and warm, I know it will be a big hit as an Airbnb!

  7. Nancy Weiss says:

    That mural is fabulous and your renovations are fantastic! Great transitioning. Enjoy your beautiful home.

  8. jodie filogomo says:

    Truly that mural is something fabulous!!! It definitely adds so much to the room.

  9. Marieza says:

    The mural is GORGEOUS! It makes such a statement!

  10. Marie says:

    The mural is a great choice! Your rentals have these gramable spaces that guests will be sure to remember.

  11. The mural is stunning as is the whole room. I’m learning to learn the MCM look, or at least a version of it too.

  12. Carol Karl says:

    What a gorgeous room! Your kitchen also looks amazing.

  13. Cindy says:

    Wow another amazing job! Looks fantastic

  14. Danielle says:

    This is all so pretty! What a great rental property! I’m glad to hear the sofa is holding up well, I really want it!

  15. Tina says:

    Your wall mural is amazing & love how it captures the entire room, so you can leave the other walls blank … like leaving enough white space on web pages, LOL. It also works well with your floors which probably wasn’t a consideration but love it all!

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