Designers like to talk about the “good bones” of a home. This cottage has right-sized rooms and connected spaces. The windows are lovely but too few. New white ceilings amend that issue by catching and reflecting light, while bright orange floral drapes emphasize the windows’ pleasing shapes. The beige wool sculpted area rug in the living room similarly brightens and provides definition to the space.
Opt for a neutral palette for the floors, walls, and woodwork. Then you’re free to introduce new color with cushions, drapes, or accents to freshen a room with little bother or expense.