Cottagecore style is thriving right now, but cottagecore fashion isn’t the only thing that’s popular. Cottagecore home decor is steadily on the rise.
With the warm weather here, it makes total sense to me that this trend is up and coming! Cottagecore is all about easy living and spending time outside and in nature.
I personally love cottagecore decor because it’s eclectic, earthy, and happy. It feels whimsical yet grounded, and you can really make this style what you want it to be.
Today I’m sharing five easy tips to add cottagecore decor to your home, plus tons of gorgeous inspiration photos below!
5 Ways To Decorate In The Cottagecore Style:
There are endless ways to add cottagecore decor touches in to your home. However, I have found that these five tips really change the whole vibe of a room.
1. Mix Your Woods
Cottagecore is light yet eclectic. This means that you don’t want super matchy wood sets. However, natural wood is definitely part of the style!
I recommend mixing your wood furniture. Opt for a driftwood table with pastel painted chairs or a whitewashed countertop. I personally love a mix of natural, stained, and painted woods. However, try to keep everything on the lighter side.
Check out the inspiration photos below for more ideas! I included a bunch of shots that show various mixed wood colors.
2. Use Off-White, Neutral, & Pastel Colors
Most cottagecore homes are super light and airy. You’ll want to go for light colors that are either neutral or pastel. Stark white tends to be too harsh, so off-white or cream is usually your best bet for a base.
You can incorporate these colors on your walls/floors/ceilings, on painted furniture, couches, rugs, throw pillows, blankets, vases, and artwork.
3. Add Flowers & Greenery
Cottagecore style is all about the fresh flowers and greenery. You’ll see flowers in just about every inspiration photo below!
I like to use peonies or wild roses for a pop of color, but it’s important to also incorporate a lot of greenery, too. You honestly can’t have too many flowers/plants in your home if you’re trying to achieve a cottagecore vibe.
4. Use Quilts, Lace, & Patterns
With cottagecore decor, there’s an emphasis on cloth goods. You definitely want to add in things like seat covers, tablecloths, curtains, quilts, and even bread basket cloths. Look for areas in your home where you can add a bit of fabric to make your home cozier.
I personally like to use a mix of white (or cream) colors and then add in pieces that have patterns. Quilts are really huge in cottagecore style, though I prefer the faded look, but other soft designs are trendy, too. Pick fabrics that look European and a bit used (nothing too bright, new, or neon).
Linen or cotton fabric is best, if possible. Think summer/breathable! To really get into the cottagecore vibe, I dry my fabrics on the clothesline outside.
I find most of my fabric choices right on Etsy. I recommend searching for quilts, French linens, napkins, tablecloths, place mats, picnic blankets, etc.
5. Mix Rustic & Delicate Furniture
Cottagecore is a very unique style. It’s not quite farmhouse because it’s too delicate for that, but it’s not shabby chic either because it’s a bit more rustic.
Try to mix your delicate pieces (French lamps, petite gold tables, etc.) with sturdier, rustic pieces. However, these rustic pieces should be a lighter wood than you’d typically choose for the farmhouse decor style.
If your room feels too heavy, that probably means you need a few more delicate pieces. However, too many ornate, petite items can make the area look overdone, so you then should add in a few sturdy pieces with straight lines to ground the space.
Cottagecore Decor Inspiration:
Here are my favorite 60+ inspiration photos for cottagecore decor!