Thrifting and repurposing are so huge right now in the world of home decor. I absolutely love it. I especially like this new(ish) Cottagecore aesthetic that is popping up everywhere and goes hand in hand with thrifting.
My house is more of a modern eclectic style with lots of sports and toys thrown in the mix. I’m not currently looking at giving my house decore an update but I love looking at YouTube and Pinterest for decorating inspiration.
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About the Cottagecore Aesthetic
Are you new to this Cottagecore aesthetic deco style? How shall I describe this style? Grandma modern or cabin in the woods chic, or perhaps it’s a cross between the two? Think floral patterns, vintage baskets, cottage, wildflowers, grandma’s lace curtains, and antique vases!
Cottagagecore vibe gives you the impression of a simple lifestyle, where technology doesn’t exist yet. Think gardening or food that comes from your garden and straight to the table, rustic bread and canned goods in mason jars, or even laundry hanging on a clothesline.
Why I consider Cottagecore eco-friendly?
The Cottagecore vibe can be a very eco-friendly home decor style.
First of all, this aesthetic encourages repurposing existing pieces or buying thrift store items instead of buying new ones.
This decor style takes inspiration from nature. It incorporates plants in the decore. Plants are beneficial for air quality.
And finally, Cottagecore incorporates natural and organic materials, such as wood, branches, and jute.
Cottagecore Moodboard & Colour Palette
Here is a moodboard below that I created, inspired by the Cottagecore aesthetic. It represents that simple, natural life. The colours evoke a sense of calm and peace as well.
Where to “shop” for the cottagecore aesthetic?
The whole idea of making this Cottagecore vibe eco-friendly is to not buy anything new. Plus, Cottage core is known to be a budget-friendly style because of its thrifting.
Look around your house to see what existing things would work to create your look. Furniture pieces can be painted or refinished to fit this style. A couple of coats of white chalk paint (or light muted colors from my mood board will do too!).
The next best source will be Mom or Grandma’s house. If they are anything like mine, they might be happy to get rid of a few items of furniture that are cluttering their house. They might not want to outright throw out these items because of sentimental value, however, they will definitely feel better giving them away knowing you’ll value them as much.
For anything you don’t already have, thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores will be your next go-to. One place I recommend is the St. Jacobs Antique Market in the Kitchener/Waterloo area if you are in Ontario. You can definitely make it a fun family weekend getaway if you are outside this area.
Indoor/Outdoor Cottagecore Decor ideas
I’ve been looking all over Pinterest for some ideas to decorate indoor and outdoor spaces in this trendy style. Click below for some inspiration on Pinterest.
The Cottagecore vibe extends outside home decor and you can also find it in fashion. Check out my Pinterest board on Cottagecore fashion.
I absolutely love The Sorry Girls. They are a pair of Canadian ladies from Toronto who share DIY inspiration on their YouTube channel.
So, what do you think? Is Cottagecore your decorating style? I’d say it could be mine if I didn’t live with a husband and 2 young boys. It’s definitely too feminine for them. There is no way I could get my family on board with this style, but a girl can dream!
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