The Secret Garden: Fairycore Trend

Written by: Emily Rayner

Uncover the wonder and joy in your home and create your very own sparkling secret garden. Welcome whimsical and dreamy touches into your space and embrace the enchanting after dark glow of the fairycore aesthetic. Below we explore the charming trend and provide our favourite ways you can bring to life the hidden spaces in your garden and awaken the magic that lies within.

What is Fairycore?

Trending for SS23, the fairycore aesthetic is centred around the enchanting mythology of fairies, femininity, and celebrating the beauty of nature. It’s the perfect aesthetic for those looking for a little escapism this summer. Dreamy and ethereal, the trend conjures up whimsical spaces and soft, romantic stories, celebrating all that is magical about the outdoors and discovering the hidden world of secret gardens.

Flower Motifs

Embrace all the little hidden spaces of your garden this summer and illuminate them with an after dark glow to awaken the magic that lies within. Ethereal flower motifs and earth-toned inspiration such as mushroom and daisy solar lights are perfect for lining your pathways and nestling in flower beds, adding an enchanting sparkle at night and lighting the way for the mystical creatures living amongst them.

Sparkle with Solar

Adding a sparkle to your outdoor space is also a great way to embrace the fairycore trend as the sun sets and your garden comes to life, revealing a secret world when dusk falls. Use solar fairy lights to wrap around trees and shrubbery to keep the beauty of nature present even after darkness has arrived and add hanging solar lanterns and candles around your seating areas to create a cosy garden retreat; embracing the flickering flame of the candlelit glow. Finally, finish by embedding warm white micro lights amongst flower pots and darker spaces and enjoy as their tiny sparkle mimics magical fireflies dancing through the night.