Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 3:53pm
As the autumn leaves begin to fall and colder weather settles in, a new design trend called “cabincore” has moved to the forefront as this season’s most sought-after style. Drawing inspiration from remote locales in the woods, cabincore embodies the rustic charm of a cabin nestled in the forest, where you can cozy up under a chunky kn”it blanket while enjoying a roaring fire. 🔥
A scroll through the literal millions of #cabincore Instagram and Tiktok posts reveal idyllic scenes of twinkling string lights, misty woods, and layers upon layers of textiles. The popularity of this design style comes as no surprise as it evokes a feeling of stillness and calm, which many of us have been craving. The good news is you won’t have to move to a rural mountain town to achieve the cabincore vibe. With these styling tips, you can bring on the next level warm and cozy in your home, no matter where you live.
Lay ’em on thick! Chunky knits, fuzzy fabrics, and plaid patterns sooo cabincore. Toss a throw (or three!) over your sofa and drape chairs and benches with real or faux sheepskin. Place plush blankets at the foot of your bed to keep your chilly toes warm throughout the night. Warning – you might not want to get up in the morning! 😴 Oh, and don’t forget the floors – they hold in the cold and will welcome warm wool rugs. Staying roasty, toasty, warm, and cozy is the goal of cabincore. This brings me to the fireplace…
Get Fired Up!
Think back to your last cabin escape. Remember watching the fire logs crackle, hearing the popping of the wood, inhaling the campfire aroma. A cabincore space really isn’t complete without a fire, so you really want to amp up your fireplace as the focal point of the room. Bonus points if your fireplace features reclaimed wood or rustic stone as those natural elements really enhance the whole outdoorsy vibe. Adorn your mantel with nature-inspired art, or layer multiple sizes of pillar candles in creamy shades. Vases filled with branches or dried grasses are also natural complements to the style.
It’s Only Natural
Nature is the source of inspo behind this design trend, so be sure to bring the outdoors in! Leather, natural fibers, weathered wood, and real or faux fur all take a nod from nature and make for the perfect cabincore fixins. Rustic wood-paneled walls, art depicting forest scenes, and fresh or dried florals add another layer of cabincore goodness.
By the way, you definitely don’t want to miss From Faux to For Real: How to Style Your Space with Plants.
Earthy, warm tones are your BFF’s in helping you nail the cabincore vibe. Just like the other design elements, you’ll want to look to nature for inspiration and direction with your color palette. Think of the last time you took a hike through a forest. Were you surrounded by lush, bright green moss and dark forest green trees? 🌲 Maybe you spotted a bit of terra cotta clay and the burnt orange and yellow leaves of early fall. 🍂 To keep the look grounded, you’ll want to bring in neutral tones as well. Earthy browns, creamy whites, and deep, warm grays make the perfect backdrop for the other hues.
Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to go with darker, moodier colors, like a deep hunter green or hickory brown. You want to have an atmosphere of seclusion, and dark tones will help make the space feel more intimate.
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Light it Right
Nothing will make or break a space quite like lighting, which rings especially true with the cabincore style. To really drive this look home, you should exchange the harshness of overhead lighting for something softer, like the ambient glow of dimmable table lamps, sconces, or even string lights. You could even turn the lights off altogether and enjoy the simplicity of candlelight. 🕯️
No matter what style you’re designing your space in, we HIGHLY suggest you check out these essential resources on lighting:
And there you have it, my friends, you’re ready to get cozy with it! Now, go grab a cup of cocoa so you can sip while you shop at The Store! There are so many delicious decor goodies that will look FABULOUS in a cabincore space! Check it out 😉
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 3:58pm
Here are some seriously hot new design trends that are worth checking out! We mean it- the new style direction is FRESH. 🔥
See for yourself…
Get ready because the ’70s are coming back, but keep in mind that you only need a little bit- that’s the key! 🗝️ For example, you can hit your local flea markets to look for a single fabulous 70’s accent chair and upholster it in a mustard tone. Vintage is definitely an in-thing- and the ’70s, in particular, is a trend. We definitely see a concept around super graphics, but it’s very tonal in its color story- it’s not Peter Max. Warm metals are also big as they work great in these spaces.
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Not only will it breathe life into your space (literally), but it’s also a great way to add a splash of on-trend green. For a deep dive into designing with plants, check out the video Interior Designer’s Secret Weapon or check out this post: From Faux or For Real: How to Style Your Space with Plants
We still are big on using sustainable and organic materials- which is fantastic! We say let’s keep this trend going on forever! 👍 Most vendors will have eco-friendly options at a minimum if their whole line isn’t sustainable.
Everything is a major texture play- think rattan, plaster, textured wallpaper, and ceramics. There’s also a trend towards coziness and plusher fabrics like velvet and lambswool. When it comes to texture, always remember the design principle of contrast. For example, a uniquely textured wood sculpture would look fantastic on a smooth glass coffee table. The contrasting textures make each piece stand out in its own right while enhancing the qualities of the other.
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Things are going to get curvy, baby! You can definitely see a trend towards less linear designs in pieces. It is still minimalist at its roots, yet the trend is moving away from the classic Scandi style. There’s a groovy factor that’s coming back with all these curves, and we’re here for it! 👏
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Say goodbye to maximalism! 👋 Think minimal, clean, and simple. It’s not the monastic experience of minimalism; it’s minimalism IRL – it still needs to be functional and have decor that brings a sense of warmth and personality.
Color palettes are taking on an enhanced direction, when we made this significant shift away from cool greys into warmer greys and warmer neutrals.
Take a look: 👀
Farrow and Ball
There aren’t many gorgeous yellows, but this one is incredible! It’s fully committed!
A lovely warm white that pairs beautifully with so many design styles!
Breakfast Room Green:
If you saw the Desert Modern video, you’ll remember that many of the colors take on a mineral-like quality. Speaking of color hotness…GREEN reigns supreme! 💚
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Love it! 💗 It’s a beautiful reprise of sage without the blue-grey undertone, and it has a lovely softness to it. You will have fewer problems with this green like so many others.
Feels a little more like the original sage but still a very nice green. It’s a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue. It’s a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.
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To Sum it Up…
It’s a hybrid of Desert Modern and Scandi, with a fresher, better take on the trends of the ’70s.
Think sexy with subtly. We see that in the velvets, leathers, and textured woods- it’s all become very tactile. Colors speak to that too, with warmer whites, toasted browns, caramels, rich greens, and burgundy. It has a classic scandi and minimalist format, but it’s moving away from the pinks, whites, and grays and into a more grown-up, sophisticated version.
Do you love the hot new trends as much as we do? We see major style in your future! Speaking of style, why not pop on over to the DezignClub Store and get an on-trend treasure or two?
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