Rustic reboot: How to give your home a cosy cottagecore revamp
It’s the lifestyle trend that’s helped get us through 2020 – and had us drooling over wicker baskets and Agas. Interiors editor Nicole Gray shows how to give our homes a cosy ‘cottagecore’ revamp.
Home-made bread fresh out of the oven, roaring log fires… images of cosy country living are having a moment everywhere, from Instagram to Pinterest. And that moment is ‘cottagecore’ – this year’s biggest lifestyle trend.
Cottagecore – a sort of hardcore cottage feel, hence the name – is all about rediscovering simple home comforts that make you feel cosy – so, unsurprisingly, it became a big hit during lockdown. Searches for cottagecore on Google are up by 5,950 per cent since March, while on TikTok the look has racked up over four billion views.
The beauty of cottagecore is that it can be easily achieved in an interiors scheme through the use of natural materials such as wood, linen and wool, plus a mix of modern and antique furniture.
Floral prints are key, too. Think less chintz, however, and more subtle and charming – display that mismatched china and repurpose ottomans as coffee tables piled high with your favourite books. It’s about creating a lived-in feel and embracing all elements of country life – even muddy wellies!
Whether or not you live in or plan on moving to the countryside (Rightmove has seen a huge surge in interest in rural properties over the past few months) here are some ideas to get you started…