Lakeside living at its finest.

1. Hang hand-painted paddles above the bed in lieu of a traditional headboard.

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2. Frame a vintage map of the lake you reside on for easy wall art.

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3. Add rustic texture with wall treatments, like this mix of galvanized metal and shiplap.

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4. Opt for slipcovered sofas as most are machine-washable.

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5. Decorating with vintage finds and family heirlooms lends authenticity.

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6. Choose an affordable, yet durable countertop material, such as this faux-marble laminate.

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7. Update tired-looking cottage cabinets with a can of paint and new pulls.


8. Incorporate traditional patterns, like bold gingham or nautical stripes.

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9. Embrace knotty pine for its warmth and character.

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10. Upcycle tree stumps on your property into outdoor accent tables.

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11. Use boat cleats as hooks to hang up wet towels.

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12. You can never go wrong with a blue and white color scheme.

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13. Select artwork that reflects your natural surroundings.

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14. Paint wooden floors for an unexpected pop of color.

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15. Decorate with organic materials, such as sheepskin throws and renewable rattan.

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16. Upholster a headboard with a well-loved wool blanket.

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17. If you’ve got a fireplace, make it the focal point of your furniture layout.

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18. Keep the bathroom decor neutral and serene.

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19. And finally, pile on the textiles to ensure a cottage-cozy atmosphere.

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