How to Create a Cozy Cottagecore Vibe in Your Home This Winter
Picture this: it's early December, snow is drifting through the crisp air, smoke twisting from the chimney of a cute little cottage in the woods where inside, you're holed up with a great book and a mug of warm tea. Sounds pretty cozy, right? While most of us don't have a cottage IRL, what we do have is the ability to create that same comfortable, warm feeling in our own homes through "cottagecore" decor — no matter their size or location.
The key is to emphasize comfort through handmade items, pleasing textures, old-fashioned patterns, and natural materials. Ahead, find nine items — some decorative, some functional, some both — that make your place the coziest spot around.
A classic duck-cloth pillow gets a textural boost thanks to the embroidered fringe of this Henie Pillow ($40). In goes-with-everything ivory, it's the perfect cozy-comfy accent for bedrooms, loveseats, or any other place where you regularly spend a few hours curling up with a good book.
You're an adult now; time to invest in storage that looks suitably grown-up, too. This set of two Brayton Baskets ($50) is a good-looking, well-priced option that functions as a hiding spot and as decoration. Crafted from jute, the handled baskets have a natural, rustic charm.
Homecourt Steeped Rose Candle
An elegant interpretation of a freshly cut flower, this Homecourt Steeped Rose Candle ($60) scents a room with roses (and just a touch of vanilla). And unlike candle jars that loudly flex their brand name, the kiln-baked clay vessel is quietly sophisticated.
Precia 7'10" x 10'6" Rug
A traditional medallion rug never goes out of style, as the pattern of this Precia 7'10" x 10'6" Rug ($400) proves. Woven with a mix of cream and gray tones, the plush pile feels soft underfoot; add a thick rug pad beneath for even more comfort.
BasShu Jacquard Wool Blanket
Made in Japan using a traditional technique, this thick BasShu Jacquard Wool Blanket ($349) sports a pattern inspired by early-1800s Americana. And since it's made of thick, fluffy wool, it's lightweight while being incredibly warm — just the thing to have on hand for a chilly winter night.