12 Whimsical 'Fairycore' Decor Pieces We Love

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Fairycore aesthetic with lots of lights

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In case you’ve missed it, there’s a new nature-inspired aesthetic flying onto the scene—almost literally. Say hello to fairycore: much like cottagecore, fairycore is all about bringing nature in, just with a touch more whimsy.

In the spirit of capturing the essence of this new look, we’ve pulled together a list of must-have pieces to get the fairycore vibe just right.

Pottery Barn 6ft Spray String Lights

Spray String Lights

Pottery Barn

First thing’s first: you can’t have a fairycore room without twinkly lights—it’s just not possible. While regular white Christmas lights might do in a pinch, small string lights works best for the fairycore aesthetic, like these string lights from Pottery Barn. Look, too, for ones that are woven into faux garlands and wreaths, like this garland, wreath, or candle rings, which are especially perfect as we creep into autumn.

Wake In Cloud Leaves Comforter Set

Leaves Comforter Set

Amazon

While fairycore is easy to add into any room, bedrooms are proving to be one of the most popular canvases, making this leafy comforter spotted on Amazon a must-have. Perfect for dorms and homes alike, any botanical-inspired bedding is sure to set the scene for the fairycore nook of your dreams.

Pottery Barn Mushroom Garden Objects

Mushroom Garden Objects

Pottery Barn

One of the staple shapes in fairycore is anything mushroom and toadstool related. From lamps to small statues, you’ll spot them everywhere—and these mushroom decor pieces are the perfect starter pick thanks to their neutral tone. Arrange them outside in the garden or on your porch, or inside for a bit of playfulness at the entryway or alongside a fireplace. 

Pottery Barn Pumpkin Handwoven Charger Plate

Pumpkin Handwoven Charger Plate

Pottery Barn

Much like mushrooms and toadstools, other fairy and fairy-tale-adjacent shapes are a must for fairycore rooms. This plate is an adorable tabletop addition that will work for any fairy-inspired tablescape, from Halloween all the way through Thanksgiving. Other potential accessories to get the look include these Mini LED Pumpkins,  Eularia Velveteen Pumpkins, and  Gold LED Pumpkins.

Pottery Barn Kids Birch Floor Lamp

Birch Floor Lamp

Pottery Barn Kids

Fairycore rooms are almost always low-lit, making table and floor lamps a must-have. This tree-like floor lamp is sure to add the right ambiance, and its homage to the forest adds the exact level of rustic charm that fairycore calls for.

Pottery Barn Gray Willow Lanterns

Gray Willow Lanterns

Pottery Barn

Along with table lamps and floor lamps, lanterns are another stellar way to add lighting without bathing the whole room. These nature-inspired lanterns feature a lattice finish that promises light peeking through in a magical way.

P.F. Candle Co. Patchouli Sweetgrass Candle

Patchouli and sweetgrass candle

P.F. Candle Co.

While Pinterest is yet to introduce a scent feature, one look at a fairycore-inspired room and you can guess how it must smell—warm and floral and maybe a little spicy. This candle adds a stunning scent while also enhancing the earthy vibes of your space.

Tatuo Vintage Papillons Butterflies Poster

Vintage Papillons Butterflies Poster

Amazon

It may be called fairycore, but rarely will you spot any actual fairies incorporated into people’s spaces—it’s all about feeling like a fairy, not decorating with them. Instead, another winged creature is usually incorporated into the look: butterflies. This vintage-inspired poster is a great way to add a bit of these beauties.

Ambesonne Floral Stall Shower Curtain

Floral Stall Shower Curtain

Amazon

Another ideal spot for some fairycore vibes is the bathroom, and this shower curtain is spot on. Along with a lot of greens (real or faux!) and some candles for mood lighting, you’ll have a truly zen and fairy-inspired spa space.

Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia Faux Bleached Wheat Wreath

Faux Bleached Wheat Wreath

Target

As with cottagecore, any and all forms of flowers are a must-have when it comes to fairycore. This wreath Hearth & Hand with Magnolia for Target is the perfect fairycore accessory—and unlike fresh flowers, it will last as long as you want.

Honey Duddley Walnut Daisy Doo Dining Chair

Daisy Doo Chairs by Laurel Harrington

Designer: Laurel Harrington, Photographer: John Merkl

So much of the fairycore vibe is about capturing a childlike sense of wonder and incorporating it into the room—which makes these Daisy Doo Chairs by designer Laurel Harrington a spot-on addition. Available directly through the designer’s website in a variety of finishes, these chairs are perfect for dining tables, desks, or vanities—whatever space requires a bit of fairylike magic. 

RoomMates Purple Dandelion Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Purple Dandelion Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Amazon

If you’re desperate to get the fairycore look but not sure you want to commit to painting or wallpaper your whole room, peel and stick wallpaper is the perfect compromise. For a light and bright option, these pastel Pink Perennial Blooms are a must, while the darker tone of this Purple Dandelion is sure to up the coziness factor.

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