Rustic farmhouse chic move aside for the cottagecore trend.
Where would a rustic personalised wooden clock be most suited?
To accentuate charm and elegance when looking to evoke the country decor of a French Farmhouse or quintessential English thatched cottage, there are certain styles which can be encapsulated and embraced to create a natural yet aesthetically pleasing home environment.
Cottagecore is the predicted trend for 2022 and beyond which takes the
farmhouse look to the next level.
The cottagecore trend has emerged via the Gen Z/millennial social media group and exploded into a full-blown movement during the pandemic.
So what is cottagecore?
It is all about embracing simple comforts, often through a nostalgic lens.
These timeless pieces can easily translate into any room in the house with a simple tweak. Thus creating a modern take on a timeless classic.
Charming, chic and effortlessly luxurious whilst channelling the simple beauty will not only create a tranquil living space but it will also create a space which leaves you at peace, serine and calm and most importantly homely which is key to the cottagecore style.
After a quick rise over the past few years, the modern farmhouse trend, which combines a cozy, traditional country style with clean and modern touches, is finally being put out to pasture.
“Like all trends in interior design, there’s an attached life span,” says Amico-Sorell. “And this one just happens to be coming to an end, being replaced by a greater nod to the classics"
If you have features such as barn doors, shiplap walls, rustic cupboards, and
natural linens galore then it's time to rethink!
So let's take a look at the top 10 easy changes you can make to channel this look.
Easy Change 1:
Pale neutral tones and neutral colours on the walls.
The first step in achieving the cottagecore look is definitely neutral paint colours. Avoid dark or bright colours and also try to keep from painting each room a different colour. Choose a soft beige, cream, or even grey–it doesn’t have to be white. Having a light colour on the walls sets the tone for this look. Keep the walls all within the same colour scheme to create a calm environment and helps blend everything together.
Easy Change 2:
Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside and add some lavender, your favourite plant, shrub or a water feature for additional tranquillity.
Easy Change 3:
Think muted colours of patterned fabrics soft to the touch and distressed vintage furniture and accessories. One of my very favourite elements of the cottagecore style is the use of old doors and windows but in a new way. Look for old, antique door knobs which are a simple cost effective way to achieve this look.
Easy Change 4:
Paint Old Furniture
If you have any old worn out furniture that looks tired freshen it up with paint. An element of cottagecore it to also incorporate artwork. Abstract pieces can be an inexpensive purchase which can be used to great effect.
Easy Change 5:
One of the fastest and easiest ways to change the feel of any space is with a light fixture. It’s a guaranteed way to change the vibe in any room without a lot of expense or time.
Easy Change 6:
Try adding wood in various forms such as antique washboards and spindles but holdback on farmhouse signs. These are no longer in style and could date your look. Exposed wood beams, natural stone and a slightly weathered appearance creates a nostalgic but loved feel.
Create textures with wood alcoves, as tactile and raw as possible whilst accessorising with items such as handcrafted beechwood mirrors, oak wall clocks made of timeless oak and earthenware pots channelling dusty tones. All of this will help bring it all together. Natural wood floors whilst choosing a traditional rustic medium-toned wood table surrounded by simple white chairs with vintage or antique wood cutting boards will bring it all together.
Easy Change 7:
The most important feature of any living space is to channel your casual style.
Natural materials and fabrics such as leather, wood, cotton, stone and wool embodies this look.
The bohemian (aka boho) style seems to accomplish just that, with an eclectic mix of practical, homemade items and fun-loving, artsy décor. We’re talking woven wall hangings, rattan furniture, natural-looking woven rugs, and all those other homey touches that make boho such a welcome addition.
Easy Change 8:
So what about your bathroom?
Brass fixtures and fittings, hand crafted baskets and soft to the touch luxurious white towels add a touch of cosy elegance.
Easy Change 9:
Along with light coloured walls, try using lots of bright or crazy colours in your décor as splashes and pops to accentuate key features . Neutral colours will help create more of a calming and cosy feel in your home whilst pops of red, orange, purple will create that snap.
Easy Change 10:
Mix Old and New Elements
Mix old, vintage items with the new and fresh. For example, instead of using a standard vase for your flowers or greenery, try using something unexpected, vintage and homey. Incorporating the old and using it in a practical sense is a big factor in this style.
What's important to remember is to surround yourself with things you love, rather than showing off. This means combining décor pieces that mean something to you, no matter how crazy, mismatched, or over the top they
may seem. This could take the form of a crowded gallery wall or mounds of bright throw pillows. Whatever is your cherished items then bring them into the mix. Do not be scared to use them.
If the pandemic taught us anything its to appreciate the little things that bring us joy. Your favourite blanket, a cosy bean bag, favourite photo or scent. Bring them to the forefront and enjoy creating your cottagecore look!