3. Let white be bold.
There’s no need for white to remain in the background. Using it on unexpected surfaces—such as a floor or a sofa—makes a modern statement that still blends easily with cottage décor.
The large, open spaces of this unique cottage, feel striking in a bath of white throughout. Originally built in 1921, the home’s open areas feel modern and clean. The curves of the architecture become the points of interest, especially when contrasted with the red tile floor.