One word: cottagecore. You might be hearing this for the first time or for the hundredth, but it’s an aesthetic movement over-taking homes and it’s, more or less, exactly what you think. Here is a list of some of the most common trends we’re seeing in 2021 that ebb into this category.
1. grandmillenial style
Think: modern granny chic with vintage furniture and modern floral patterned wallpapers.
2. wicker, rattan, and cane, oh my!
See what we mean? If this doesn’t scream “grandma’s house”, we don’t know what will.
3. stacked tile
Look in any modern kitchen and you’ll see asymmetrical tile patterns. Lately, more and more people are stacking tile straight up and down and side-by-side. This was an extremely common trend in the 50s and 60s.
4. multipurpose spaces
2020 was obviously a year of adapting. Home is where we play and work now and so, spaces were borne that reflected both. While this doesn’t fall into the “cottagecore” aesthetic, all trends are really about metamorphosis and incorporating the old and the new.
5. sustainability & transparency
We can often find Grandma or Grandpa grumbling under their breath, “things just aren’t made like they used to make ’em”. The events of a previous year can greatly effect trends for the following. Last year, there was a lot of social upheaval and change, and we saw society slowing down. We hope to see this style stick around with people turning their eyes to sustainability more permanently.
Which trends would you choose to incorporate in your home this year? Until next time!