12 Instagram Accounts to Follow for the Ultimate Cottagecore Inspiration
Cottagecore is not just a TikTok trend, it's a way of life. The increasingly popular internet aesthetic has enraptured creators and followers alike across all social media platforms, reflecting a collective need in people to get closer to calm. Cottagecore is all about nature and simplicity, and can be celebrated in anything from home décor to fashion and even mindset.
It's no secret that we are a fan of country style done well, as seen in our home tours with Courtney Adamo, Marnie Hawson, and Lynda Gardner. Incorporating a bit of cottagecore into your own home's interior is a perfect way to bring the comfort and calm. Here are 12 Instagram accounts to follow for the ultimate in cottagecore inspiration.
In 2015, Courtney Adamo and her family left a busy London life behind and travelled the world homeschooling the kids while they saw Peru, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Italy, the US, and Byron Bay. Soon after their return to the UK, they made the decision to relocate to Bangalow permanently, its laidback lifestyle full of country walks and coastal surfs too good to resist. They haven't looked back since, and have turned a 120-year-old house into the modern country home of our dreams.
Lifestyle blogger Paula Sutton is unparalleled in the popular sub-genre of English countryside eye candy. Hill House, her incredible Norfolk home, is the result of a burnout-induced relocation away from the bustle of London and to a new life in the country. Reassuringly, Paula dedication to the cottagecore aesthetic is authentic. "People always ask if I have gardeners or cleaners, but it's me scrubbing my floors and ironing all the clothes, and picking up all the dog mess," she told the New York Times earlier this year. "The only bit of me that is glamour is the snapshot I take because I enjoy creating an image—for myself and for other people."
This extraordinary house in Daylesford, at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, is the ultimate in country luxe. With rustic wood panelling on the walls, leather Chesterfield sofas in the living space and a bathroom complete with clawfoot bath and cowhide rug, all the elements of country elegance are on display at Kali Cavanagh's exquisite property.
Cottagecore is all about getting back to nature and closer to simplicity. This Instagram account celebrates the beauty and power of nature, from animals to landscapes, and encourages followers to reconnect with the natural world. Every post will spark your imagination in this superbly curated feed of photography and informative captions.
The self-designed Trentham estate of interior designer, stylist and boutique hotelier Lynda Gardner is a sight to behold. Just outside of Melbourne, the house mixes old with new against a natural, calming palette, making it a haven of relaxation and the height of sophistication for the guests who visit.
A small family farm in North Carolina, Happy Hens & Highlands raises raises Scottish Highland cows and shares their stories to their hundreds of thousands of followers. You'll become addicted to following the journeys of Baby James, Claudette and the rest of the very happy cows that live in this idyllic country location.
Atelier Ellis makes handmade paint for homes, and also has one of the most picture-perfect homes in the UK. The expert use of colour in this farmhouse gives an incredible freshness to modern country style—dusk blues with dusty pinks and muted yellows adding energy to an otherwise minimalist outlook.
Farmcore is the cousin of cottagecore, and this farm-based account is the perfect combo of both. With a feed filled with home-baked treats, fresh flowers, and friendly farm animals galore, this Armidale farmhouse will add wholesome country energy to your social media experience.
Photographer Marnie Hawson has made a name for herself capturing the best of Australian country décor, and her Instagram account invites followers into her beautiful farmhouse-style home in the Macedon Ranges. Marnie is passionate about sustainability, which makes sense given her background in zoology and environmental science.
Experience the magic of farm life via Jane Rochfort's Instagram feed, which is filled with outdoor vistas and plant life.
This secluded house in Sydney's Northern Beaches is paradise personified and the ultimate in coastal cottagecore. The view is of course amazing, but the home's interiors will give you ideas for days: the living area with its exposed stone fireplace and built-in bookshelves, the eclectic collection of antique furniture... just so good.
Beyond the Bale celebrates the grassroots of Australia's iconic wool industry, sharing the stories of the people in it and the cute as heck sheep without whom we would be very cold.
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