The Cottagecore lifestyle invites us to return to simplicity and slow the hell down, and flies the flag for environmental sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Gardens aren’t just for looking at or dumping grounds for the kids’ bikes, they’re for growing produce to harvest and collect in baskets, before you skip back into the house to turn them into a wholesome family meal.
They’re bursting with colourful blooms to pick and dress the table with.
They’re for spreading out the picnic blanket for fresh scones in the sun.
A Cottagecore kitchen smells like freshly baked bread, and entertaining friends means rustic, casually arranged cheeseboards and homemade cakes served on perfectly mismatched plates.
Expensive hot-house floral arrangements are replaced by sweet posies picked from the garden and displayed in repurposed jam jars.
Lunch is a simple garden picnic, and dinner means gathering around a table set with a tablecloth, napkins, sweet crockery, and decorated with candles, flowers and foliage from the garden.
The Cottagecore lifestyle is a return to simplicity, and while this isn’t always going to be possible, especially if you have, you know, a job, or kids who seem as though they may have been surgically attached to their devices when you weren’t looking, it’s still a nice fantasy to indulge once in a while.