Blog Archive

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Is the Cottagecore Design Trend for Me?


The Cottagecore design trend....what is it and is it for me?   
When I saw that the word Cottagecore was being used all over the place,   I thought I better look into it and see if it was a design trend that I would be interested in for our home.    Come to find out,   I don't think Cottagecore is anything new.....it's just a sentiment that has been going on for ages and gains popularity every now and then.      


Woven baskets.....dried flowers......yep,  those are things I've decorated with for years.


I found I could turn this space into a Cottagecore getaway just by adding elements that I already had on hand .....and had used many times in different ways over the years.


I converted the potting table into a place to display my stash of dried flowers.....and I can add fresh cut flowers as I cut them from the rose bushes in the back yard.    The smell in my new space is unbelievable!



I drug out my Laura Ashley fabrics that had been packed away for a while and used them to make curtains and pillow covers for the settee's in my space.....



I was thrilled to be able to use my pretty country china as a decorative accessory in my new Cottagecore space.


If you thought you had to live in an English countryside to enjoy the Cottagecore experience,   you are wrong!    I was able to create the experience in my very own backyard.....in my little shed!





I moved out the uncomfortable headboard furniture and moved in two comfy grey wicker settee's.



I am so pleased with the new look in my shed and plan to spend lots of time in there this summer. 


Whether you call it Farmcore,  Countrycore or Cottagecore.....decorating trends that I am interested in are all about coziness at home....how about you?

16 comments:

  1. I like it very much. Your plates are beautiful. Love all the flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bonjour,

    Tout en douceur et harmonie... Une belle brassée de sérénité !

    Gros bisous

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your baskets of flowers are so beautiful! I like it too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. So cozy! And beautiful.
    Ty.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So cozy! And beautiful.
    Ty.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really love it all, you have great taste.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gorgeous! Love your country china. Would you share where you purchased?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very pretty. Cottagecore is simply a variation on a theme.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this, Penny. With a closer look, I realized I have a set of sheets/pillowcases in the LA yellow strip/pink rose print. Hmmmm, may need to do some painting to incorporate them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is nice to have a private space to escape to! I would want to make it an artist retreat/writing space! Lovely! Do you read romance novels?

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your blog and design style have been an inspiration to me for years! You are Elegant Cottagecore! Guess my style is more Grandmacore Cottagecore, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a lovely place you have created to spend time this summer!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cottagecore is a bit hard for me to get a handle on, I am not sure how it differs from shabbychic and farmhouse. I will eventually learn and as always your home is so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love old plates with pink roses, too! Whenever I find a reasonably priced one, I get it--whether I need it or not! I, too, don't have a handle on cottagecore--yet. I like romantic/shabby chic/sorta Victorian with a touch of farmhouse!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your transition is beautiful - love the cozy feel of your "cottage!" Thanks for the explanation too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've been reading a lot about Cottagecore, along with Vintage Maximalism and Granny Glam. I say create a home you love with the things you treasure. Your home is beautiful, Penny. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

    ReplyDelete

It makes my day to hear from my friends!