R.E.D.O Your Room With Grace

March 15, 2022

Cottagecore; a homey and comfortable aesthetic seen as a romanticized version of agricultural life. Often recognizable by its characteristics of neutral color tones and as many plants as you could possibly imagine, this aesthetic is taking social media apps by storm.


This room aesthetic centers around neutral and nature-based color tones, such as whites, browns, and greens. When it comes down to the bedroom walls, a white or cream color is the most popular, but a light sage green is also common. The bedroom walls may also contain wood accents or features.


The furniture in cottagecore rooms often tend to be simplistic in shape, color, and design. There may be a lot of white dressers and desks, and oftentimes you may see a wooden bookshelf or bed frame, normally stained a light to medium brown color. 


Cottagecore decor can consist of anything from posters of the different species of butterflies to mushroom sculptures to plants and succulents, real or fake. Crystals can also be popular in these types of rooms. Basically anything surrounding the idea of nature and simplicity would fit right in.

In general, these rooms tend to lean on the uncluttered side, besides the large amount of plants you’ll find in them. 


Fake vines tend to be popular, normally stretching across the ceiling and down the walls. Potted plants and succulents can normally be found sitting on wood tone shelves, desks, and window sills. 


Based on your style and preferences, cottagecore can be split into two subcategories; light cottagecore and dark cottagecore. The only main difference between the two is the color palette of the rooms and the brightness of those colors. 


Light cottagecore rooms have lighter brown and green tones and often contain a lot of sunlight spilling into the room. There may also be a decent amount of other, mainly warm, colors in this room, such as orange and yellow. This room radiates simplicity and cleanliness while maintaining an open and welcoming feeling. This room, with the right decor and ambiance, gives the vibe of being in the middle of a meadow.


On the other hand, dark cottagecore rooms have darker brown and green tones, and often contain little sunlight or regular light in general. Other colors in this room, in contrast to light cottagecore, would most likely be moody blacks and darker variations of cool tone colors. There also may be posters and tapestries hanging on the walls instead of the mostly bare walls you might find in light cottagecore, and these would, like the rest of the room, air on the side of darker and moodier colors as well.


This room radiates a sense of calm and mystic wonder while still maintaining a welcoming and serene feeling. This room, with the right decor and ambiance, can give the vibe of being in the middle of a forest.


So if you’re someone who is always gravitating towards anything simplistic or surrounding nature, and of course a big plant lover, (artificial or real), the cottagecore room aesthetic might just be for you!

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Grace Davis is a senior writing and publishing major and is an editor on the Siren. This is her second year on the Siren and the second year for her column, R.E.D.O. Your Room with Grace. When she’s not writing or editing for the Siren, she can be found at her allstar cheer gym, reading, or playing video games.

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