With many of us staying home more throughout 2020, a love affair with our spaces and the need for comfort has grown. From baking bread and making big pots of soup, to wearing cardigans and leggings 24/7, many of us are embracing an interior design trend called “cottagecore”. It is reminiscent of a rural farm lifestyle from decades ago where people would grow their own food and make their own clothes. If you’re looking to bring this style to your home, here are a few tips for making it work.
1. Wooden and Wicker Materials
The main goal behind the cottagecore trend is to go back to a simpler time. Essentially, if it looks like something straight out of the Anne of Green Gables book series, it likely fits the cottagecore aesthetic. This means using materials for your furniture and accessories that are easier to find and build. Think of natural wooden tables and chairs, wicker baskets, and cloth napkins. You won’t find as much metal or plastic with this style as those were not popular materials in the early 1900s.
2. Indoor Florals and Greenery
Getting back to nature has been a way for many of us to cope with the 2020 pandemic. Greenery and water bring peace to many of us. During the winter months, we can bring this sense of the outdoors inside our homes by adding floral wallpaper, floral wall art prints, and greenery throughout our spaces. Whether you buy fresh bouquets every week or choose to go for the fake variety, your senses will appreciate the gesture. If you have pets, be sure the flowers and plants you choose for your home will not harm them if they choose to bite or nibble on the stems, leaves, or petals.
3. Muted and Natural Colors
Many people would think that cottagecore can be boring when it comes to the color palette. Certainly, there is a lot of natural colors including brown wood and white or cream shades of linens with this style. However, you can still incorporate other colors, but they will tend to be more muted or pastel than the bright colors of recent decades. Look towards baby pink or blue, mint and lavender, or creamsicle and daffodil shades of your favorite colors to decorate your space. You’ll also have the added benefit of a color palette that’s easier on the eyes!
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As we look towards 2021, it’s likely that we will still be spending a lot of time at home. If the cottagecore interior design trend has you inspired, check out the wide selection of home furnishings at California Stools, Bars, and Dinettes. With two retail locations in the Bay Area we are your go-to source for dining sets, dinette sets, and more! Shop online today or visit us in Pleasant Hill or San Jose. Our home furnishing experts will be happy to help you find the best cottagecore pieces to bring comfort to your home at a price you can afford.