Cottagecore is the Internet subculture that marries the traditional aesthetics and rustic simplicity of the countryside with modern, progressive values. It was borne out of a deep-seated nostalgia for the bucolic sceneries and the slow and simple lifestyle in the countryside. Though it had emerged long before the advent of the coronavirus, it only trended on social media at the height of the global pandemic lockdowns, and it continues to do so now, embraced mostly by young urbanites seeking some form of digital escape from the coronavirus and from the confusion of city living in general.
And more than one year into the pandemic, I know we’re all longing for a bit of the country now. We’re all longing for what cottagecore embodies – a little cottage tucked away in some remote corner, a patch of dirt to till and call our own, afternoon walks in the countryside, some peace of mind, and a lifetime of fulfillment.
However, most of us can’t simply pack up and move to the countryside, and start frolicking in some poppy or lavender field. Instead, we can live out our cottagecore fantasy as it has been (largely) played out since its inception – through images and videos on the Internet.
So I’ve gathered 100 lovely pictures of cottagecore and put them together in one delightful slideshow. From homely historic houses, flowing floral frocks, to baked brown breads, immerse yourself in these idyllic images and get lost in the charming, calming, country-themed world of cottagecore.
Hint: Click/tap the arrow on the right edge or swipe to the right to view the next picture, and click/tap the arrow on the left edge or swipe to the left to view to the previous picture. Alternatively, you can use the thumbnails below to navigate through the slideshow. If you can’t see the slideshow just beneath this, please reload this page.
Please note that all of the pictures of cottagecore featured above are courtesy of the generous photographers on Pexels and Unsplash. If you don’t know, Pexels and Unsplash are two awesome websites where artistic photographers share their incredible photos to the world. There’s literally millions of photos on each site, all stunning, all creative, and all free for you to download and to do with as you please.
Also, please note that I haven’t digitally altered any of the pictures of cottagecore featured above. I did crop them so they would fit into the slides, and compress them for faster loading, but that’s it. I’ve kept them as they were. If you want to view the original photos, the credits are linked to the photographers’ profiles and portfolios on Pexels or Unsplash, and there you can discover more delightful pictures of cottagecore, as well as more of the creative works of the world’s most generous photographers.