What Style is Pottery Barn And How Can You Get It?

Updated March 11th, 2020

Some may say that the Pottery Barn Style is old fashioned and outdated, but most love this form of décor, calling it traditional, old-style cottage and barnyard or vintage inspired. We love the Pottery Barn style!

The soft, warm neutrals, the weather-washed natural look of a lot of the furniture – this all lends to its authenticity. Modern still has its place, no doubt, but Pottery Barn style will stand the test of time. So, let us explore the world of Pottery Barn and get you all excited and revving to go put together a storyboard of vintage design.

Money Need Not Be An Issue

Supper-Pottery-Barn-Dining-Room-TableYou may think ‘Oh man, I’m in for a more than a penny here!’ But that need not be the case. Pottery Barn style can be put together on a shoestring budget. Here are some tips.

All You Need Is A Coat of Paint

The color of your paint needs to be correct to create that true Pottery Barn effect. Neutral is one way of showcasing the soft colors of your furniture and accessories. Or you can go with lovely mottled or suede’s. Just be sure that your surrounding décor does not clash with your paint color choices.

Furniture Fury

Lean towards light, beige’s or any neutral fabric for your couches and lounge suites. The idea is to not make these your focal points. The pillows and throws are where you will bring your color in, as well as ornaments, paintings and other accessories.pottery-barn-living-room

Pillow Pillow on My Couch

Now, we know that most men don’t like loads of pillows on a couch. Where do I sit? They are always falling off! They are just a nuisance!

We know, we know! But … no! Pottery Barn style thrives on cushions and pillows, so … suck it up guys! The more the merrier! But we can make them work and not be too much of a nuisance.


The cushions can be square, rectangle or any four-sided shape. Buttons are good. Buttons are old school and very Pottery Barn!

Stagger them in the corner of couches and line them nicely up to form a lovely pattern. Mix and match soft, warm colors together.

Look at this lounge area. Perfect Pottery Barn! Neutral walls, neutral lounge suite with splashes of mottled color here and there. It’s easy on the eye and makes you want to curl up and read a book, right there! The feel-good energy of Pottery Barn is what has most coming back for more.

Accessorize Accessorize!

You don’t want to kill your look with too pottery-barn1many ornaments and art pieces, so lets explore the options.

No matter whether it’s the lounge area, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen area, you can place certain pieces around the room that will enhance your room and give it that just lived in feel. The live in feel is what makes Pottery Barn.


springcleaning6Little wicker baskets – wooden artifacts – pot plants – strategically placed frames – keys are huge in Pottery Barn Style – old books – pots – jars – candles – apt sayings – little hanging ornaments – lamps.

All these bring in a touch of subtle color and a splash of authentic true Pottery Barn Style. What style is Pottery Barn? Well, it’s a mix of soft, muted shades blended in with old-style cottage décor.

It is natural style with some rules but with allowances for your imagination to run wild too.


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