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How to Decorate an Aesthetic Cottagecore Room

How to Decorate an Aesthetic Cottagecore Room

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One of the top home trends for bedrooms is…Cottagecore!

Cottagecore is a trend that celebrates rustic charm, cosy aesthetics, and a love for all things pastoral. And honestly, I am obsessed with this trend!

In this expert guide, we discuss how to create an aesthetic cottagecore room.

So, if you want to bring a torch of the whimsical theme to your home, this trend is for you. 

What is Cottagecore?

Cottagecore is a cultural aesthetic that romanticises rural life, embracing simplicity, nostalgia, and a deep connection to nature. 

Rooted in the idea of picturesque countryside cottages, cottagecore celebrates the charm of pastoral living, often characterised by quaint cottages nestled amidst rolling hills, blooming gardens and idyllic landscapes. 

Aspects you will often find within cottagecore rooms include elements inspired by the outdoors, earthy colour palettes, natural textures, and plants. 

Cottagecore enthusiasts often incorporate vintage and handcrafted pieces into their spaces too, which is great for supporting local businesses! Which you know is something I can always get behind!


If you like the cottagecore look then you have to check out @athomewithbaxter for the loveliest content and inspiration!

How To Decorate for an aesthetic cottagecore room

Here is everything you need to design an aesthetic cottagecore room.

Embrace Nature-Inspired Colours and Textures

The essence of cottagecore lies in its celebration of nature, so it's only fitting that your room reflects this. 

Start by choosing a colour palette inspired by the outdoors and go for soft, earthy tones like sage green, mustard yellow, dusty rose, and sky blue. 

These colours are similar to meadows, forests, and wildflowers, creating a soothing and inviting atmosphere.

When it comes to textures, opt for natural materials like wood, wicker, linen, and cotton. Incorporate these elements through furniture, decor accents, to add warmth to your space.


Cottagecore is captured here with the gorgeous floral wallpaper and cream and green paint colours. 

Photos: DIY Bunker and Styling Her Life

Pastel Colours

Pastel colours are an intricate part of creating a cottage core aesthetic room.

Colours such as pastel pinks, blues and greens are often favoured the most.

The thing about creating an aesthetic cottage core room is that you can have fun with the colours. With this type style you don’t have to stick to beiges and browns and instead you can experiment a little!


These interiors show how you can incorporate pastel tones into a cottagecare interior. 

Photos: Architectural Digest and The Cottage Journal

Curate Vintage and Handcrafted Finds

Next on this list on how to decorate an aesthetic cottagecore room is to go vintage shopping!

Cottagecore celebrates nostalgia and simplicity, making vintage and handcrafted pieces essential elements of its aesthetic. 

Head to charity shops, thrift stores, and antique shops for unique finds that tell a story and add character to your space. 

Look for vintage furniture with intricate details that you wouldn’t find elsewhere!

You can also find handmade items like quilts, crocheted blankets, and ceramic pottery to infuse your room with even more charm. 

These one-of-a-kind pieces not only contribute to the cottagecore aesthetic but also support smallers businesses!

If you are based in the US, try Chairish for some great vintage finds! If you are based in the UK, Vinterior is always my first stop. 


Bring the Outdoors In with Botanical Accents

A cottagecore room wouldn't be complete without a touch of greenery. 

Introduce houseplants of varying sizes and shapes to breathe life into your space and create a connection to nature. 

Choose low-maintenance varieties like succulents, so that they can last all year long. 

You could also include botanical prints and floral patterns through wallpaper and artwork to evoke the feeling of a blooming garden indoors.

If you have a green thumb or you’re redecorating during the spring or summer, adding fresh flowers in vintage vases and pitchers brings a sense of airiness and romance to your cottagecore room.


Photos: The Grit & Polish and Like Fairy Tales

Cultivate Cosy Nooks and Relaxation Spaces

At the heart of cottagecore is the idea of comfort and cosiness. 

Creating inviting nooks and relaxation spaces where you can unwind and immerse yourself into a slow morning routine is a must!

Arrange plush cushions, throw pillows, and soft blankets on seating areas to encourage lounging and relaxation.

Additionally, you can invest in a cosy chair or bean bag and add this to your room.

Admittedly, this is only possible if you have a larger room, however, creating this cosy space could make all of the difference. You may actually never want to leave your room!


Photos: Room For Tuesday and Quiet Joy At Home

Experiment With Materials

One thing about cottage core rooms is that they have a huge variety of different materials. 

Whether that is in the shape of cushions, rugs or throws, experimenting with different materials not only adds to the cottagecore theme but it also creates more depth in the room.

You don’t even necessarily have to go for expensive materials, by heading to thrift shops and stores you can find unique cushions and rugs that you can use in your room!


Photos: Cosy Country Kitchen and Rowan and Wren

Personalise with Memories

The final aspect on this list of how to create an aesthetic cottagecore room is to infuse your cottagecore room with personal touches and cherished keepsakes that reflect your individuality and evoke fond memories. 

Display vintage photographs, postcards, and family heirlooms on shelves and mantels to add a sense of history and nostalgia to your space.

This is also just a really fun way to make the room your own! These little extra details are something that I love to do and love seeing amongst other people's rooms. 

These vintage style photo frames from Nkuku are gorgeous!

Key Takeaways on How To Decorate a Aesthetic Cottagecore Room

Those were all the steps in creating your aesthetic cottagecore room.

Designing a cottagecore room is an opportunity to create a sanctuary that celebrates the beauty of nature, nostalgia and simple pleasures. 

By embracing nature-inspired colours and textures to curate vintage furniture, you can create your very own whimsical space!

At The Boutique Handle Co, we have a selection of unique door handles and door knobs that you can add to your cabinets to add the final touch to your room. Make sure to check them out!


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