Fairycore home decor ideas for enchanting space

We’ve put together an interior design guide to the aesthetic…

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by Piper Huxley |
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Follow your intuition and create a space that you feel magical with our fairycore home décor ideas at Spirit & Destiny. After all, any form of alternative or spiritual décor will make your space feel special – as it reflects what we love, our unique aesthetics and how we like to express ourselves. Sometimes, we must compromise – whether with partners, budgets or the space itself. But, for those of us who play with whimsicality and want to inject a little fairy magic into our lives, fairycore home decor is perfect.

Perhaps, you’re thinking: What is fairycore? Inspired by the age-old love for fairies, it’s a sub-culture, an aesthetic that uses themes of magic, nature and spirituality. It can be incorporated into the way we dress and style our homes. It’s ethereal, enchanting, utilising delicate pastels, deeply rooted in whimsicality and nature. Much like ethereal mermaidcore, people are drawn to the escapist aspect, far from modernity – embracing natural elements which we may take for granted.

Fairycore home décor at a glance

Best fairycore crystal: Flower Agate Crystal Tower - View Offer on Etsy
Best fairycore home decor: Butterfly Gold Metal Book Ends - View Offer at Oliver Bonas
Best fairycore fairy lights: Butterfly Fairy Lights - View Offer at Urban Outfitters

To achieve a fairycore aesthetic at home, there are plenty of things that you can do. From inviting in fresh blooms, throwing open the windows, hanging up lush, creeping plants, and refreshing walls and surfaces with fairy-inspired wall hangings, whimsical colours and sparkling trinkets. Below, we have put together some fairycore decor ideas for your bedroom, kitchen and more. Place your favourite fairy-inspired décor and trinkets in spaces you think could benefit from a little fairy magic… This aesthetic works perfectly outdoors with fairy garden décor, too.

Fairycore home décor ideas and inspiration

If you’re looking at how to make your room fairycore, behold our guide. With our picks, you’ll add a touch of magic to your space, with soft, emanating pastels, floral elements and pink lighting. Our fairycore home décor picks are what you’d expect from a fairy’s sanctuary; from magic mindfulness and unwinding from a day spent in the bottom of the garden fluttering, amongst growing mushrooms– or granting our wishes with a wave of their wand.

Incorporate Pastels

For colour schemes, think blues, greens and pinks in a light and uplifting pastel shade. Pair with the rich tones of nature-inspired elements, cream-style colours and gold - for the ethereal look that is required of this aesthetic.

Best fairycore mushroom home decor

Perfect for any fairycore home decor, these handpainted Mini Pastel Toadstools are pretty. Where cottagecore meets fairycore, these little foraged shrooms could look the part in your home - especially in the kitchen on the windowsill.

Customer review: "These are super cute, very happy with them."

Best fairycore tableware

Embrace the magic of this modern, enchanting Agate Coaster. It makes the perfect fairy-inspired gift for a dear friend (or yourself). Mix and match for a vibrant, fairycore charm - or grab four of one colour for a uniform sophistication.

Best pastel fairycore home decor

Art-Deco-inspired, the Livia Chevron Pink Glass Storage Pot has whimsical detailing and gold embellishments. Ideal for any fairycore connoisseur, this whimsical pastel storage pot is ready to store your trinkets, jewellery and fairy dust...

Customer review: "The most beautiful birthday present, my friend loved it!"

Best fairycore rug

With nature-inspired and pastel hues, this Woodland Patchwork Rug is snug, whimsical and totally something a fairy would have on their floor. Bring the energy of the forest into your space with this cottagecore patchwork piece.

Best fairycore crystal

Combine your love of crystals with your fairycore aesthetic with a Flower Agate Crystal Tower. Known as a grounding stone that encourages new beginnings, growth, and transformation, this could will make beautiful pastel decor.

Customer review: "I absolutely adore this piece. I've had my eye on purchasing a flower agate for so long and pictures can't do this crystal justice in the light. I also got this freebie necklace (haven't figured out what it is yet)!"

Best fairycore kitchenware

Indulge in whimsy with this adorable ceramic Fairy Mug. Crafted from stoneware, it comes complete with a retro, pastel fairy print and a comfortable rounded handle. It's perfect for herbal tea and would make a cute gift...

Best fairycore bedding set

Enjoy the vintage pastel and botanical design for a fairycore touch in your bedroom. This reversible Wylder Nature Wallflower Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set comes with a button closure and is machine washable.

Customer review: "I really love my wylder nature wallflower duvet set, quality is perfect and it's an absolute pleasure to see it and go to bed snuggled in it.looking forward to seeing another as beautiful. Thank you."

Think Butterflies

It's no surprise that fairies are often associated with butterflies. Elegant, radiant and whimsical, butterflies are a beautiful part of wildlife - an indicator of the health of an area, with wings made to fly. Fairy wings represent freedom, grace and a connection to the natural world. How else can fairies transcend into the realm of fantasy and magic?

In your quest to find the best fairycore home decor, consider these beautiful creatures...

Best fairycore suncatcher

Butterfly Stained Glass Suncatcher fairycore home decor
Price: £65.07 (Was £92.25)


GlassArtRoom makes delightfully whimsical stained glass sun-catchers that'll capture the sun beautifully. From their beautiful, fairycore-friendly range, we've picked the Butterfly Stained Glass Suncatcher, which is a pastel dream.

Customer review: "Absolutely stunning glasswork, I'm absolutely in love! Well worth waiting for!"

Best fairycore home decor

Keep your favourite wellness and storybooks safe between these Butterfly Gold Metal Book Ends. In a gold finish, your collection will stay neat within a striking winged silhouette - complete with engravings for a luxurious finish.

Best fairycore wall art

Embrace the natural elements with this easy-to-hang Butterfly Bouquet Tapestry. Add a pretty fairycore print to your walls, made from authentic cotton - with a blooming arrangement and butterfly design - flora meets fauna.

Best fairycore vase

Invite the serenity of the outdoors into your abode with this Pernille Rosenkilde for Anthropologie Butterfly Bud Vase. Perfect for anyone wishing to emulate the fairycore aesthetic or just lovers of nature, this vase is whimsy personified.

Consider Lighting

Lastly, lighting. If you're not a fan of moon lamps, consider the aptly named fairy lights for fairycore home decor.

To bring the fairycore look to your bedroom, consider fairy lights; named because their delicate, twinkling appearance resembles the magical, ethereal quality often associated with our winged friends, they evoke a sense of enchantment...

Best bedside fairycore lighting

Choose from different colours and sizes - and let this Light-Up Glitter Fairy Jar illuminate your space with ethereal beauty. This would make a special gift for any fairy-obsessed loved one - to watch over them and keep them safe.

Customer review: "So pretty. Love the sensible light, no fiddly disc batteries just a sensible aaa battery compartment. When it is alight it shines beautifully but catches the light when it isn’t. Love it so much that I have ordered two more as gifts. Amazing value."

Best fairycore fairy lights

Create a dreamy ambience with these dainty butterfly-shaped fairy lights. Delicately crafted, they emit an enchanting glow, powered by LED bulbs. Ideal for an otherworldly and mystical touch, they're battery-operated for convenience.

Best fairycore curtain lights

Twinkling, these Multicoloured Curtain String Lights will help you make a luminous statement. Showcasing 10 hanging fairy light strings and various dazzling LED patterns, these lights are fairycore to a tee. Simply put: magical.


Is fairycore alternative?

Yes – fairycore is a nature-based aesthetic, which centres around fairy (or faerie) and elf mythology.

Often thought to be a feminine counterpart to the earthier goblincore, fairycore focuses on the beauty of nature, such as flowers, fairies, butterflies, soft animals and ethereal elements. This is reflected in our fairycore home decor picks.

What is the difference between cottagecore and fairycore?

Believe it or not, there are differences between the two.

Cottagecore, mostly, deals with elements that are not traditionally whimsical or ethereal, donning a nature-inspired and autumnal palette. Whereas fairycore focuses on the magic, butterflies and softer elements, cottage aesthetics encapsulate a rural existence, delving deeper into wildlife – like fungi.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Spirit & Destiny, an all-rounder: from health to spirituality. When not at her desk, she’s practising yoga or in deep reflection.

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