Cottagecore has been around for years, and is characterised by its romanticised blend of traditional and rustic styles that evoke a sense of nostalgia and youth.

While this aesthetic focuses largely on fashion and beauty, it is perfect for those who want to create a warm, cosy and inviting home.

The idea behind the Cottagecore home is heavily inspired by the interior design you can find in cabins and cottages; simple, cosy and rustic.

In particular, the kitchen is a fantastic place to begin your Cottagecore transformation.

Continue reading to find out the 10 ways you can achieve the Cottagecore style in your kitchen space.

Image of a Cottagecore kitchen


The best Cottagecore inspired kitchens have a neutral, earth toned colour palettes that include grey, beige and brown.

For your accent colours, take inspiration from green plants, herbs and florals on checks, stripes, embroidery or upholstery.

If you’re interested in a more of a cabin style, you might decide to choose darker colours that help provide a modern atmosphere.

Natural Materials

One of the core values of Cottagecore include the natural materials – so if you want to transform your kitchen, the best way to honour this aesthetic is by using as many materials from nature as you can.

The perfect example of this is, of course, wood! Not only does wood look rustic, but it can be used alongside other textured materials like glass and metal.


While social media platforms promote a lot of fancy, new kitchen gadgets, the Cottagecore community tend to go for more vintage, manual devices like a coffee maker or mortar and pestle.

Keep in mind that if you have a Cottagecore kitchen, shiny gadgets will look out of place.

The best way to find the perfect decorations and gadgets is to go to your local op shops (or thrift stores) to find all the vintage kitchenware your heart desires.

This is how you can create the atmosphere of a different century in your home – find old, chipped mugs or an assortment of mismatching plates in varying sizes.

In addition to this, you can spice things up by installing shelves and hooks (for drying pots or utensils, or even hanging old rags/quilts on).

Image of some cottagecore kitchenware


You kitchen hardware, like door knobs and draw pulls, should be antiques found at thrift stores or flea markets – this way they add character without costing too much money.

Depending on your individual style, you might like to try iron or bronze hardware that are slightly distressed and smooth – these small details can completely change the impact of your kitchen.

Also, one way to spice your place up is not to have the same old hardware, but to have one moulded into twigs or mushrooms.

Organic Materials/

The best use of organic materials in your Cottagecore kitchen include curtains, upholstery, table cloths and rugs made out of wool, linen and cotton.

To add a more rustic Cottagecore look, make sure they are rustic and distressed.

Nature Inside

Nature is quite possibly one of the biggest components of Cottagecore, so it is important that you add in some into your kitchen.

The best way to do this is by adding plants on your countertops or on shelves – especially vines or arrowhead plants that will spread over cabinets and windows. On your counter, freshly picked flowers are the best, not only for their gorgeous colour but their natural scent.

Image of a cottage kitchen


Another huge part of the Cottagecore lifestyle is gardening as well as having a romantic garden on your kitchen windowsill is a fantastic way to add something special to your space.

Plant whatever you want in your space – herbs, flowers or even just indoor plants. Common flowers that are fantastic for a Cottagecore space include roses, peonies, daffodils, and roses.


We have discussed the importance of real flowers and plants in your Cottagecore inspired living space, but we also need to make special mention of even more ways you can utilise flowers in your home.

Specifically, floral patterns can be utilised in so many different ways in your kitchen, including on cushions, tablecloths, curtains and wallpaper to create the perfect romantic, soft look you’re looking for.

Some smaller floral details can be added through candles, vases or napkins.

Traditional Cooker

If you are building your home, are renovating, or in the market, then we highly recommend you purchase a traditional range cooker to complete your Cottagecore kitchen – this little (well, not so little) part will make all the different for creating an 18th century atmosphere.

We recommend cast iron stoves that were produced around the 1640s that were used to not only cook food, but to warm the home in winter.

Be sure to let us know any of the changes you made to your space to make it feel more like the Cottagecore home of your dreams.

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