Basically, cluttercore is Marie Kondo's waking nightmare — it's like dark academia meets cottagecore meets light-to-moderate hoarding!
So right now you might be thinking, So, wait, what exactly is the difference between cluttercore and hoarding?
Well, I thought that this Twitter user summed it up pretty well by calling cluttercore "an organized mess" that feels "like a big surrounding hug."
Cluttercore is all about honoring the little things you love. Like, imagine walking into a hole-in-the-wall antiques shop on a rainy day and you just immediately feel all warm and cozy. That's cluttercore!!!
Some other common cluttercore themes I've observed are lots of old framed photos, shelves of books, and knickknacks that are probably (definitely) haunted.