Cabincore is more about elevating that rustic feel into something sophisticated and luxurious, but most of all, connected to nature. The ambiance is a departure from modern home trends such as the ultra-regenicure or maximum glam and has become popular for precisely this reason. “People want to really feel comfortable in their space,” says Delyse Berry, CEO of Upstate Down, an interior design studio, home goods store, and real estate company in New York’s Hudson Valley. Lots of people want all the pieces that have made hygge popular—comfortable blankets, cozy campfires, homemade ceramics—but they also want to feel connected to the great outdoors in a way that allows them to live seamlessly indoors and outdoors.
“If you want to give the cabin a feel, highlight areas of your home that focus on the outdoors,” Berry says. This could mean creating seating areas near large scenic windows, or adding more focus near a fireplace or deck.
There’s no single guidance on choosing decor items to achieve the height of Cabincourt, but Lange says, “What works best is the eclectic sensibility. A bit of modern, a bit of vintage, a bit of homemade pieces. A small selection of really refined items with really nice linens. And one or two great pieces of furniture.”
Regardless of whether your home is a small city apartment, suburban farmhouse, or an entire chalet in the mountains, you can also achieve the cabin aesthetic with a few key tips and a well-curated shopping list. Here’s how to complete the look.
Highlight the natural fibers
Perry says that including materials that feel like they come from nature can help make your space feel closer to the ground and achieve that inner and outer feeling that is so quintessential to the Cabincourt lifestyle. This means adding things like crisp linen sheets, organic cotton bedding, fabric accents, real wood furniture, or pillows and rugs made from jute, a plant fibre.
play with fire
One of the main axes of the Cabincourt homes highlights all the areas that highlight the fire. If your home has a built-in fireplace or wood-burning stove, play up that space by turning it into a destination—yes, even in the summer. Add a seating area with comfy rugs and floor pillows, and accentuate the firewood itself by placing an attractive firewood stand nearby. If setting up an indoor fire isn’t the step, create an oasis around an outdoor fire pit. Install one yourself with sandpaper and a stone or invest in a premium, portable fire pit like the Solo Stove, which is granulated for less smoke and fine ash formation, making cleanup simpler and long-lasting fires.
Embrace warm colors
Berry advises staying away from the cool blues that might be more appropriate for a seaside beach house and instead focus on warm, earthy colors like fisherman, olive green, burnt orange, mustard yellow, and deep red. This can help make your home more connected to its natural surroundings.
Add vintage-inspired kitchen gadgets
Count on the comical misunderstanding of cabins by incorporating sleek, vintage-inspired small appliances and dinnerware into your kitchen. Enameled, cast iron, stoneware, and ceramic pots will help achieve that earthy feel, too.
Even when it’s warm outside, Cabincourt is all about comfort and making sure comfort isn’t too far away. Embrace all the fluffy pillows, blankets, and rugs by adding them to every room in the house. When it comes to throws, look for a variety of textures, including faux fur and wool, and when looking for rugs, Berry suggests looking for eclectic patterns of Turkish designs that help the feel of space living rather than ultra-modern. “You want things that embody comfort,” Berry says.
Decorate with homemade ceramics
Cabincore’s story is all about interacting with your surroundings, especially when it comes to your finishing touches like planters, vases, and wall hangings. Berry suggests going for handmade wares, especially ones made by local artisans near your home. “Highlighting items I found in the area such as pottery and artwork gives an authentic setting.”