A seaside cottage theme will allow you to create a serene area. Start with dressing the walls in pale blue, watery aqua, sand or white color. Indulge in a simple pencil post bed of pine or maple. Spread white linens on the bed. Chests and drawers with simple lines and pale finishes should be installed. Instead of heavy carpets and rugs place, jute rugs or simple rugs, hang bamboo blinds on the windows. And lastly, create a separate reading corner by placing two ottomans or low chairs with a low lying table. Place area rugs on the floor to impart a new look to the floor. Most home owners prefer purchasing area rugs in a different color. However, area rug of exactly same color as the wall shall bring a royal and elegant touch to the room.