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Do you live in the middle of the city, but wish you could live in an idyllic country cottage? Although you might be able to move to your dream house one day, if that day is not quite here, don’t dismay. Until the day comes for you to move, perhaps revamping your home’s interior and garden can help you get a bit closer to your ideal surroundings. If you’re a fan of country living, you might already be familiar with the cottagecore trend that people all over the globe fell in love with in recent years. It is a style that offers nostalgia for simple, rural life and can certainly help to make your home feel cozy and welcoming. If this is a look that appeals to you, here are a few tips on how you can add a cottagecore vibe to your living space.

Warm, Light Colors

A good place to start if you want to give your home this kind of tranquil, rural atmosphere is by choosing the right color scheme. Now, blues and greens will work well if you prefer these tones, but try to keep them on the lighter side to inspire a sense of airiness throughout your home. Yellows, reds, pinks, and creams are the best if you want a warmer touch to your interiors. Earthy tones will also work well.

Wooden Flooring

Wooden floors look amazing both in modern and period properties, but if you are looking to create a rustic feeling in your living space, they are a must. Hardwood floors are best, but if you are working with a tighter budget, you can get laminate wooden floors instead. Throw a gorgeous rug over the top to help complete the look. You can find out more about wooden flooring from companies like these wood and carpet fitters South London has or any flooring specialist. You could even get stone floors put in your kitchen or bathroom, which also work for cottagecore styles.

Country Kitchen

Another way to make your home feel like it should be a thatched cottage next to a meadow is by updating your kitchen. Chic, modern kitchens with the latest tech are very impressive and stylish, but something is welcoming and comforting about a country-style kitchen. You can transform yours into one by using wood or stone floors as mentioned above, getting wooden, decorative cabinets, kitchen dressers, and a vintage-style stove. Growing some herbs on your windowsill or having some beautiful flowers in a vase on your kitchen table will also work nicely. 

Vintage Décor

To add the final touches to your cottagecore home, you will need to get the right decorative items. Think floral designs for cushions and throw covers for your couches and bed. Botanical artwork or interesting landscapes that are in vintage style frames on your walls will look great, and other bits like using china teacups, dishes, and milk jugs will also inspire an old, rural vibe in your home. You can find a lot of things that would help add the finishing touches to your décor in charity shops or second-hand stores.

If you dream of living in a beautiful country house but haven’t yet been able to save up for one, use these tips to make your current home feel more like it. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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