This open-concept bungalow is the perfect tiny, bright retreat

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While we love dark wood finishes and inky hues, there’s something so fresh and lively about a cottage filled with light blues, greens, and pinks. This bungalow in Langley, Washington, has a cheerful colour scheme that’s energetic and sweet, yet doesn’t veer into ice cream parlour territory. Inside, floral patterns mingle with whitewashed walls, and blonde wood looks especially crisp with simple pendant lights. The exterior is equally charming. The house is painted a navy blue, the large front deck looks so inviting, and even the nearby shed is clad in pretty flower decals.

Best yet, thanks to a clever floor plan and clever design tricks, the bungalow fits three beds in just over 500 square feet. In this cottage, you’ll feel the joys and warmth of summer all year round.

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