With an instantly recognisable aesthetic, cottagecore is having a real vogue moment right now and whilst committing fully can feel a little intense the key elements of this must-have movement are everything we love about interiors. So where did cottagecore come from, what exactly is it and how can Coco & Wolf pieces work amongst it?
WHAT IS COTTAGECORE?
Whilst cottagecore isn’t particularly new, it is blossoming and we love the new twist that’s been put on it, making it more timeless than ever. Originally inspired by a nostalgic rural life, cottagecore is a curated form of a simple existence and the perfect juxtaposition to the modern, minimalist aesthetic that’s dominated in recent years. It’s charming and cosy with a romantic take on a slow life without being twee.
COTTAGECORE’S KEY ELEMENTS
The cottagecore interior aesthetic combines natural materials, like rattan, stone and wood with tactile fabrics, handmade elements, muted tones and botanical elements. Heirlooms are celebrated while florals, flounces and ruffles take center stage. With a focus on tactile materials and exciting the senses cottagecore really is the perfect interior style to let your favourite Coco & Wolf pieces sing. Imagine layered Liberty fabric table linens (the more prints the better) adorning a farmhouse table, with vessels of cottage garden-grown flowers, rustic boards of freshly baked loaves and luxe ceramics. Sounds pretty heavenly, don’t you think?
Image sources from top to bottom: Dining space at The Mitre hotel, designed by Nicola Harding & Co and image by Claire Menary. Roses styled by Grace and Saviour, Florals by Petal Studio and captured by Paula O'Hara. Room with pink chair by Daniel Slowik. Wallpapered sunroom by Anna Lång. Bedroom at The Mitre hotel, designed by Nicola Harding & Co and image by Claire Menary. Kitchen by Helen Parker, creative director at deVOL Kitchens. Greenhouse dining styled by Grace and Saviour, Florals by Petal Studio and captured by Paula O'Hara. Coco & Wolf x Edit 58 picnic basket styled and photographed by Skye McAlpine. Bedroom by Linda Hansson. Table with scissors styled by Grace and Saviour, Florals by Petal Studio and captured by Paula O'Hara. Scalloped hat by Lack of Color. Kitchen by Amanda Watters.
Will you be embracing the rustic charm and warmth of cottagecore? Have you been inspired to deviate from your usual interior style and introduce a little rustic-chic to your home? We would love to see your ideas!