Published on : Monday, April 18, 2022
The movement has its roots in Cottagecore , a home living trend that is a sort of extension of country house style, representing simplicity and a slower pace of life. Friendly colours, dried flowers and inviting, shabby chic furniture conjure up an idyllic atmosphere in the home.
Goblincore or mushroomcore is less romantic: dark, earthy wall colours, terrariums with moss and houseplants , vintage-style mushroom and frog posters, and DIY furniture made from old wood set the tone. Like biophilic design , the trend draws nature into the home – just in a way that is slightly less abstract and purposeful and a touch more chaotic . Some people even interpret it on a spiritual level. As a result, crystals and celtic symbols are also popular alongside animals, amphibians and plants.
Natural furniture, moss walls and dark colours
The goblincore trend opens up all kinds of options for interior design: dark wall colours are reminiscent of a shady wood offering protection and a place of retreat. Plant and moss walls like the Greenwood Moss Jungle by Freund complete the aesthetic and release a fresh, earthy scent.
Furniture inspired by nature, like the Forest swivelling armchair by FAST Spa , brings to mind root systems or tree canopies. Organic patterns like the specially developed lichen patina by Charlotte Kingsnorth exemplify individual beauty, while tables and shelves constructed with real lava stone such as the Karst bookcase by JPC Universe capture the rawness of nature. And the seating furniture from the Design by Nature project by Front and Patrizia Moroso seems as if it could easily have been taken directly from the forest floor.
Nature as a source of inspiration
Whether it’s DIY or designer furniture, goblincore is a style that can be achieved in a wide range of ways on social media and within the home. Nature provides manufacturers with practically unlimited inspiration. From lifelike depictions of amphibians to furniture inspired by nature with a forest floor aesthetic, almost anything is possible. And more importantly, beautiful.