According to Nicole Grey, the Daily Mail’s interiors editor, “cottagecore” is the design trend of 2020, which has been very popular during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Grey describes the trend as:
“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 the lockdown.”
The term “Cottagecore” is trending on social media platform Instagram, and Google searches for the word have risen 5,950% since the start of the lockdown in March 2020. TikTok videos featuring the look have also been viewed over four billion times.
The look is achieved by using natural materials like wool, wood and linen, combined with a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture. Tables piled with books and mismatched china create a lived-in feeling, and a wood-burning stove adds to the country-style feel.
Cottagecore is about cosy spaces that feel super comfortable. Rooms should have throws and cushions made with traditional patterns that give a sense of history without being garish.
Property website Rightmove has reported that there is a huge interest in people wanting to relocate to the countryside, but of course, you do not have to move out of town to transform a home into the cottagecore style. Start by buying antique sofas, chairs, tables or other furniture from Lancashire dealers.
A single piece of quality antique furniture, combined with some modern pieces and a few select objects made from natural materials, helps to create the perfect lived-in, country style of cottagecore.