15 Easy and Inexpensive Room Upgrades

We show you how to use coastal accessories to achieve picture-perfect seaside style without going through a total home decor overhaul.

Cue the Colored Glass
Photographer: Colleen Duffley

5. Cue the Colored Glass

Try placing colored glass jars or vases on empty, out-of-reach storage shelves. In this kitchen, the jars’ sparkling color mimics the hue of sea glass, yet the translucent glass doesn’t block any light from the room’s bright, high windows.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.