Home Inspirations Start afresh with top tips on how to create a cottagecore inspired home

Start afresh with top tips on how to create a cottagecore inspired home

Cottagecore is inspired by all things country living; taking a simpler approach to life and appreciating nature and the world around us, inspired by eras gone by. Today’s blog will be exploring the different ways you can create a cosy cottagecore feel within your home that will last for years to come.

5 min read

05th Jun 21

blue encaustic patterned lvt tiles with telephone

Bring a sense of the outdoors in

Whether you live in an inner-city apartment or country cottage, bringing a sense of the outdoors in can be a great way to create that connection between your outdoor space and interior. This can be achieved through elements such as nature-inspired colour palettes, fresh or dried flowers and large windows for natural light. Our designer collaborations with Dee Hardwicke are inspired by the surroundings of her home in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales. Both the Lattice and Pattern collection boast a delicate floral motif, with an eclectic colour palette from soft pastels to deep warm tones; featured below, Lattice Pebble Grey in this rustic, family hallway with an abundance of houseplants to boost the outdoors-in vibe.

light grey and white patterned lvt flooring in hallway

Display dried flowers

Dried flowers have become increasingly popular again, a great way of repurposing fresh bouquets and fallen flowers found out on walks. Not only is this a great way to get the most use out of your flowers, but they also look beautiful too. Use wooden and metal baskets for a nostalgic feel, or pair alongside floral design such as our Pattern Ashen for a muted tone colour scheme.

light grey pattern lvt flooring in rustic cottage kitchen

Inspiring coffee table reads

Curating a collection of books that reflect your hobbies and interests with inspiring imagery is a great way to add to laid back cottagecore living. Reads such as Cereal travel and style magazine, the Little Book of Hygge and Rucksack magazine prove popular favourites for coffee table snaps on Instagram. Pictured below is our pick this month alongside our MSeries English Oak.

oak plank lvt flooring with book and armchair

Natural textures

Our MSeries authentic wood collection features highly detailed wood effect floors that reflect the look and feel of real wood whilst being designed to meet the demands of busy modern-day homes. The easy to clean, ultra-realistic surface makes it a practical choice that adds an authentic feel reminiscent of country living to any space. We love English Oak Parquet, featured below, that perfectly complements this rustic, cottage living room scene.

wood parquet lvt flooring in living room with log burner

Made to last a lifetime

Cottagecore is often associated with vintage finds, repurposing furniture and reusing items to get more use out of them. All of our designs are made to last a lifetime – they’re easy to care for, durable and will look beautiful for years to come. This means they won’t need replacing as often as other flooring options such as laminate and sheet products. A perfect choice for anyone looking at where to invest in their next project.

blue patterned motif lvt flooring in rustic bedroom

Mid 19th-century inspired design

Our Northmore collection features authentic patina, unique decorative pattern and heritage colour pigment inspired by mid-19th century encaustic tile design. These Victorian-inspired floor tiles have been reinterpreted to still give that prestigious style in a floor design that meets the demands of contemporary homes. Pictured below is Northmore Waterhouse Blue which perfectly encapsulates the cottagecore trend.

blue and white patterned lvt floor in rustic pantry

Statement entranceways

Inspiring and inviting entranceways and hallways help to set the tone for our interior style. Many instagrammers have shared the entrances to their home that create an inviting feel in country village settings and renovated cottages as part of the cottagecore trend. Consider blending original features with statement contemporary floors for an eye-catching look such as our Dovetail design by celebrated designer Neisha Crosland. Pictured below is the new French Clay colourway.

dark grey geometric lvt flooring in autumn hallway

Golden hour hues

Create a sense of warmth with golden lighting for the evenings to replicate the golden sun before dusk. The kitchen below has been styled with neutral tones such as the Lattice Seedpod floors, natural textures and warm lighting to create a cosy atmosphere that is what cottagecore is all about.

lattice patterned lvt flooring in cosy cottage kitchen