What is Royalcore? Romantic aesthetics take over TikTok


Finally, the permissions to be a little more. Royalcore is a leading social media aesthetic that seeks to fill the void that Bridgerton on the left, embracing opulent style and encouraging us to go all out in our own homes.



Royalcore is a leading social media aesthetic, embracing opulent style and the exuberant trend of canopy beds, gold accents, and plush velor upholstery.


© And so in bed
Royalcore is a leading social media aesthetic, embracing opulent style and the exuberant trend of canopy beds, gold accents, and plush velor upholstery.

While the royal style has been around as long as the monarchy, trust Gen Z at TikTok to update it for the feed. A lot of the way Bridgerton gave us Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next”, arranged for string quartet, royalcore seeks to add a contemporary twist to the standard regency style.

Royalcore’s content has been viewed an incredible 180 million times on TikTok, encompassing whimsical fashion, lavish architecture, and even royalty-inspired playlists. The aesthetic is as exuberant as one might expect, with a particular emphasis on an abundance of gold, intricate detailing, pastel colors, and a Disney-esque level of play.



Left: Louis XV upholstered bed at And So To Bed, right: Beatrice Chandelier at Graham and Green


© L: And so to Bed, R: Graham and Green
Left: Louis XV upholstered bed at And So To Bed, right: Beatrice Chandelier at Graham and Green

Luxury bed retailer And So To Bed found royalcore had seen a 1,380% increase in searches in the past 12 months. Managing Director Martin Gill said: “As the name suggests, the aesthetic can be achieved by drawing inspiration from periodical and lavish decors based on the royal, mainly between the 5th and 19th centuries, rather than more modern monarchies. This usually involves rich, deep tones such as purples, blues, and reds or muted pastel tones such as pinks, whites, and light blues and greens – accented with a metal such as gold or silver. to add a touch of luxury, the Palace of Versailles being a fantastic point of reference. ‘



Left: Crest Top mirror at Graham and Green, right: Star Inlay nightstand at Anthropologie


© L: Graham and Green, R: Anthropology
Left: Crest Top mirror at Graham and Green, right: Star Inlay nightstand at Anthropologie

In one bedroom, royal style includes four-poster beds, leaf-carved wood bed frames, floral wallpaper, and gold accents. “When it comes to furniture and decorative aspects, those looking to achieve the Royalcore look should include Persian-style rugs, gilded wood furniture, candelabras, claw embellishments, Venetian mirrors, headboards. ornate or a four-poster bed such as a four-poster or floral upholstered bed in their home, ”says Martin.

For those who fear excess royalcore, a contemporary version gets rid of some of the intricate embellishments and instead focuses on plush upholstery and luxurious finishes. Velvet is the perfect fabric for achieving a somewhat clean royalcore scheme, especially in royal blues, pastel pinks, or soft grays.



House Beautiful Grove Ottoman Bed at Dreams


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House Beautiful Grove Ottoman Bed at Dreams

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