Cosy cottagecore – 10 favourites from our Cotswolds home

Whether you’re fully into the countryside aesthetic or just fancy bringing a bit of cosiness into your bedroom, these ten picks, favourites from my house in the Cotswolds, are perfect for getting that cottagecore vibe.

10 cottagecore pieces for a cosy vibe at home

1, Natural dyeing kit
Fancy adding colour to your cottage? You can create some delicate and delightful hues in linen and cotton for curtains and cushions without having to buy any dye – just use your kitchen scraps. Did you know that red onion skins give a beige pink, turmeric a sunshine yellow and avocado pits a beautiful rose?
Beginner’s natural dye kit £22.50 from the Wonky Weaver

2, Strawflowers
Also known as Everlastings, these beauties are my absolute favourite flowers to grow and display – they’re gorgeous in the garden and keep their red and orange hues when dried – just hang upside down for instant cottagecore vibes. Grow your own or buy a pre-dried bunch.
£18 from Stem and Green

3, Forest candle
Wish you lived in a little log cabin? Transport yourself to a Scandinavian cottage with a sniff of this rosemary, eucalyptus and peppermint-scented beauty. The Forest candle burns for 50+ hours and is soy-based, which is better for the environment than paraffin wax.
Forest candle, £21 from Brick+Mortar

4, Vintage Mexican tiles
These quirky, handmade little tiles remind me of travels in Mexico and cheer up a boring bathroom – the more mismatched the better. I like collecting the moon and sun motifs from antiques shops but you can also find them on Etsy.
£17.95 for £25 from Etsy

5, Firepit
Foscot’s elegant fire pit is a portable campfire you can stick in the back garden – fill with logs for an easy way to cook, roast marshmallows or just sit around a crackling flame with friends.
Fire Pit £86 from Gardenesque

6, Adirondack chairs
My Canadian grandmother had Adirondack chairs in her garden – these attractive wooden chairs are deeply relaxing to sink into and were first designed for patients to take ‘fresh mountain air’ in New York State. Having my own reminds me to go out and relax in nature as often as possible, and reminds me of my granny, of course.
Adirondack chairs from £345 from Adirondack

7, Solar lantern
The future is solar – capture your own rays in the garden with this sturdy little lantern, which will shine bright for 12 hours in rain or shine and gives a lovely warm glow.
Portable solar lantern: £39.50 from Techko

8, Cornishware
I may live in a cottage in the green Cotswolds, but aesthetically I’m on the blustery coast, drinking coffee from a big Cornishware mug. You can’t help but be cheered by this bright striped pottery, still made in the UK – perfect for teatime in the sunshine.
from £7.50 from Domestic Science

9, Icelandic Sheepskin
Zhush up old chairs with a sumptuous sheepskin shorn from Icelandic breeds. Each rug is unique, warm and deliciously soft.
Icelandic Sheepskin rug £109.95 from Glencroft

10, Simba Hybrid Mattress
Probably the best thing we did when we moved to our cottage was finally retiring our knackered old mattress and swapping it for a Simba Hybrid mattress, which is the perfect firmer mattress but with a soft quilted topper.
Simba Hybrid mattress from £629