Thoughts of New England easily fill the imagination with sailing, lighthouses, historical towns or maybe even clam chowder and maple syrup. Whatever reminds you of New England, you’ll be sure to find an assortment of decor ideas to add that New England Cottage Style touch to your home with Outdora.
Welcoming guests to your home is the first opportunity to display a little New England panache. Cottage yards are frequently decorated with traditional white picket fences accented with an arbour at the entry way gate.
Consider a majestic Lighthouse Vertical Wall Address Plaque made from recycled aluminum to allow visitors to easily find your home. You may also want to add a Sailboat Solid Brass Doorbell or a Sailboat Solid Brass Door Knocker for a more nautical feel. Adorn your front porch with a cozy Glider Bench accented by a Foldable Matching Adirondack Square Table and you’ll welcome visitors in style.
Another important decor feature of a typical New England cottage is a weathervane whose history in the U.S. dates back to President George Washington and his commemoration of a weathervane to signify the end of the American Revolution. Choose from a Classic Copper Sailboat Weathervane, a Painted Lighthouse Weathervane, or a rust-free copper option in the Lighthouse Weathervane.
Natural elements are the key when it comes to re-creating a New England style flower garden. Full of native wildflowers like yellow star grass, nautical decorations such as fishing nets, and edible herbs, the gardens found in New England are a true extension of nature. Notable examples of fabulous New England gardens include those found at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, & Arboretum in Bristol, RI, and the John Whipple House & Garden in Ipswich, ME.
Incorporate the New England feel into your garden by adding a colourful Goose Rocks Kennebunk Wind Chime, a Sailboat Sundial Birdbath Combination, or a charming Sailboat Arch Garden Plaque Lawn Marker. Don’t forget to attract butterflies by planting blue wood fox (part shade) and New York ironweed (full sun); enjoy the abundance of native birds by hanging a natural Rattan Standard Bird House. Create dimension in your garden by adding a soothing water element such as a natural looking (but long lasting fibreglass made) Rain Forest Adventure Floor Fountain.
The beaches of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard attract visitors to New England throughout the summer while the spectacular array of amber & crimsons foliage brings flocks of visitors during the fall. Enjoy your own backyard views from your New England style patio with a selection of natural hardwood furniture like a Reclining Adirondack Chair with Retractable Ottoman or an adorable Adirondack Tete-a-Tete Chair Set.
Keep yourself cool by creating your own shade with a Classic Wood Market Umbrella available in a selection of sixteen colors made to match any decor; or with an individual-sized Domino Woven Shade Canopy with Fabric Shade available in a wide variety of fabrics and finishes.
Outdora is passionate about helping you make your dreams for your home to come true and no matter how you choose to decorate, enjoy. In the words of 1910’s actor James Dent, “a perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are signing, and the lawn mower is broken.”