Cluttercore – is this trend a neat freak’s worst nightmare?

Early last year, cottagecore was described by the New York Times as a ‘budding aesthetic movement.’ Fast forward to summer 2021 and not only is the rural trend still blooming but it’s also prompted new trend ‘cluttercore.’ 

This new branch of maximalism celebrates displaying our personal belongings proudly in our homes and encourages a more eclectic, ‘busy’ approach to homeware.

shelving with decor pieces

(Image credit: Kitchen Makers Somerton)

Think shelves heaving with stacks of vintage classics half-shrouded in a veil of cascading ivy and artwork resting on every available surface. Cluttercore is carefully arranged sentimental items and vintage curiosities picked up from a flea market.