“The Great” Royalcore: Romanticising every day by adding a dash of regal

Just as Regencycore blew up when Bridgerton hit our screens, a similar aesthetic is starting to emerge on social media- like TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest- Royalcore. 

We recently found that Royalcore has had a 1380% increase in searches over the past 12 months and with The Great (starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult) season 2 due to air on November 19, 2021 on Hulu in the US and later on Channel 4 in the UK, we expect to see a lot more of this trend as we approach the winter months. Photograph by Ollie Upton / Hulu.


What is Royalcore?

Royalcore is a term referring to a group of aesthetics based on the visuals of West European royalty, ranging from Arthurian times (5th and 6th centuries) to the Belle Époque period (late 19th century). The aesthetic revolves around refinement and elegance, featuring intricate detailing, delicate colours and opulence. 

For clothing this includes floral patterns, pastels, layering of flowy materials such as tulle and lace or tulle trim, creating a romantic ethereal look.

In terms of decor the look isn’t dissimilar from Regencycore. Four poster beds, leaf carved wooden bedsteads, floral wallpaper, gold accents, upholstered headboards and plush soft furnishings, all in light, airy colours.

Get the look at home

Just like Lorde sang, many of us will “never be royal” but that doesn’t mean we can’t make believe! All it takes is the right props. Here are some key pieces for those wanting to give their boudoirs a Royalcore makeover.

Floral Caned Bed

Floral Caned Bed

A handcrafted touch gives any product that extra bit of elegance and uniqueness. And So To Bed’s Floral Caned Bed features graceful curves and elaborate floral carvings, made by their talented artisans. The Floral bed has a delicate, romantic look inspired by Marie Antoinette’s personal collection of furniture. It is decorated with trailing tendrils of flowers and foliage.

Versailles Leafed Bed

Versailles Leafed Bed

The splendid Versailles silver bed reflects Louis XIV’s love of art and luxury, with its elaborate carvings, cabriole legs and swan-neck posts and is available up to super king and emperor bed sizes. The hand-carved detail of this elegant bed is enhanced by the ultimate glamorous finish of silver leaf or gold leaf.

Georgian Leafed Four Poster Bed

Make a grand statement with And So To Bed’s Georgian silver four poster bed, decorated with hand-applied silver leaf. This luxurious bed will add an air of elegance and romance to any bedroom.

Louis XV Upholstered Bed

The elegant Louis XV upholstered bed celebrates the light Rococo style made famous by Louis XV and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour and is available up to super king and emperor bed sizes.

Brodsworth Leafed Bed

Brodsworth Leafed Bed

And So To Bed’s Brodsworth bed is a magnificent, hand-carved sleigh bed that will lend a luxurious, romantic atmosphere to any bedroom. Inspired by an authentic period design from an English country house, this bed is available in a stunning gold leaf or silver leaf finish.

Floral Dressing Table

Floral Dressing Table

This floral dressing table is the epitome of French elegance, with its curved lines, elaborate carvings and delicate hand-painted flowers. Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s personal furniture collection, it is crafted from hand-selected beechwood and features a three-piece mirror.

21st October 2021

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