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How to Embrace the Cottagecore Look

Date: December 9th, 2021 CTD Tiles

If you’ve spent time on Pinterest or Instagram lately, you’ve probably heard of cottagecore - the bucolic style that is sweeping the interiors world at the moment. It’s a trend that is nostalgic and centered around country cottage living. From handcrafted furniture and decorative tiles to wicker accessories and vintage fabrics, it’s a style that is enduring and guaranteed to stand the test of time.

The colour palette is earthy and embraces muted shades of blue, green and warm grey, which will also complement a whole host of interior schemes.

For those looking to discover all the different ways you can implement this trend into your interior, we’ve pulled together our top tips on how to introduce cottagecore into your home.


Embrace Cottagecore Through Tiles

If you’re longing to implement this trend through your surfaces, tiles inspired by mid-19th Century encaustic floor tiles are ideal. You can now get beautiful floral tile patterns as seen for example on our Havana and Cuban tiles that will bring a sense of the outdoors in. These types of tiles can also be contrasted with bright white walls for a refreshing appeal that allows the surface to become the main focal point.

Pictured clockwise from left: Cuban | Poitiers & Havana | Arles

We particularly love how our Cuban Silver Sky tiles work when used in a living room setting with natural accessories, rural foliage and a statement wicker rocking chair to complement.


Vintage Pieces and Accessories

Now, a cottagecore home isn’t complete without staple, vintage pieces of accent décor. Think farmstand signs, worn watering cans, ceramic flower vases, wicker baskets and even a display cabinet showcasing all of your home’s finest china. Each of these additions will perfectly represent the look and feel of a country-inspired home.

Pictured clockwise from left: Cuban | Havana | Poitiers and Havana

As seen here, working in harmony with our popular Cuban White Ornate Tiles, the classic butler sink and sage green cabinetry beautifully complement each other resulting in an inviting look. A similar aesthetic can be achieved throughout the hallway using our Havana White Herald Tiles that sit cohesively with the Azure Blue Poitiers glossy metro brick tiles, a statement wooden bench and traditional country details.


Bring in Wooden Elements

Cottagecore is also all about embracing nature, so wooden elements and accessories are a must. This can be implemented through wood-effect tiles, wooden stools, benches and worktops.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Varadero | Havana | Tiffany

However, if you don’t want to go all-out on bigger fixtures, you can always attempt making something yourself. It doesn’t need to be huge; you can simply create a rural wreath with twigs and foliage or maybe try making your own coat rack, a few wooden pallets will do perfectly.


If you’d like even more advice on the best tiles to choose for your cottage-style kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else in your home, the team at CTD Tiles are here to help. Get in touch with us today!


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