If you’re at all interested in home decor, you’ve probably seen or heard the word “cottagecore.” (Unless you’ve been hiding out under a crocheted afghan dodging social media, that is.) But if you’re like me, you may have wondered if this term relates to a new fitness regimen or fad diet that combines cottage cheese with a core workout.
Thankfully, it turns out cottagecore is a lifestyle trend based on embracing comfort and coziness to create a relaxing environment—you know, like a cottage. Though the movement isn’t new, it’s having a moment now that more people are stuck indoors, where they’re tackling old-fashioned home projects. (Think: sourdough bread, chicken coops, and handcrafted potholders.)