15 ways to bring the Barbiecore trend into your home

The entertainment world is abuzz these days with talk of next year’s release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie.” with Margot Robbie in the iconic role. It’s a buzz that seems to filter not only through fashion trends, according to the New York Post, but also everything from Pantone shades to home decor. For a doll known for her opulent digs—townhouses, dream homes, and stylish beachside mansions—Barbie’s distinctly candy-colored style is something we can all get on board with.

Barbiecore style is a little bit of childish fun, some pop culture chic and a whole lot of different shades of pink. From soft rose to bright fuchsia and other colorful pastels, Barbie’s claim to bold color is cultural gospel and an easy place to start bringing some Barbie aesthetics into your design scheme. Whatever your design aesthetic or home style, there are a few key ways to bring the Barbiecore trend into your home in small doses or bold, dramatic strokes.

1. Think pink

Pink has long been Barbie’s favorite color. Consider an all-pink decor scheme for an office or bedroom, layering different shades from light to dark. Pink is also a great color to add to neutral design schemes. If pink isn’t your thing, Barbie is often spotted with many other candy-colored summery pastels, including aqua, mint green, and yellow.

2. Bold and bright entrances

What better way to scream a love for Barbie pink than a pink front door? Even mundane outdoor facades can be livened up with a bright layer of pink on your door. Consider a softer rose or millennial pink if you like muted shades, or a bright fuchsia or magenta to stand out.

3. A touch of neon

A great way to add some Barbiecore chic to your home is a touch of pink neon in the form of illuminated signs and neon sculptures. These bright accents instantly modernize even the most traditional decor schemes and instantly add a focal point to any room.

4. Luxurious textures

Barbie is all about luxurious fabrics, including fur, velvet and tulle. Consider a faux fur cushion or bench cover to add a touch of luxury in either pink, cream or white. A fur-covered bench with gold-painted or gilded legs instantly glamorizes any room.

5. Dramatic beds

Barbie always sleeps in style, whether it’s the plush four-poster bed made of plastic we used to lay her in, or a sweet tufted velvet headboard filled with sumptuous bedding, perfect for America’s pop culture princess.

6. Dreamy closets

When you think of Barbie, you might think of her clothes first. No matter the size of your closet, there are details you can add to bring in some Barbiecore style. Consider a tufted ottoman or pink slipper chair, and display your prettiest shoes and clothes. Even routine storage needs can be expanded with attractive containers and beautiful hangers.

7. Heart it

Heart-shaped accents are perfect for an instant jolt of Barbiecore style, ranging from simple and sleek to frilly and bright. Consider small touches like a heart-shaped pillow, a mirror or an accent lamp. You can also bring works of art with hearts in shades of pink, red and burgundy.

8. You are so vain

There’s a reason why Barbie always looks the best. Whatever your beauty routine or for a stylish way to store your cosmetics, a vanity offers a focal point for any bedroom. Consider a beautiful vintage or antique vanity, or if space is an issue, your dresser or desk can display bottles, boxes and your most beautiful beauty products.

9. Pink kitchens

A dramatic pink kitchen gives off a mid-century vintage charm that’s definitely Barbie-approved. Pink cabinets or tiles can be mixed with neutrals or other pastels to bring a bright contemporary spin to this 1950s design hallmark.

10. Courtyard and pools

When thinking about the exterior of your home, Barbiecore’s strong vintage vibe and sunny California lifestyle call for bright and bold accents in your patio or pool area. Consider some colorful inflatables and candy-colored lounge chairs. A bright pink umbrella is perfect for offering shade and a bright spot of color that screams summer fun.

11. Candy colored accessories

Even in the most neutral of design schemes, never underestimate the pop you’ll get from bright candy-colored accent pieces, including lamps, clocks, vases, and other decor items in bright and fruity colors.

12. Pink velvet seats

A pink velvet sofa is the height of luxury and looks particularly stunning with otherwise neutral colors or as a pop of pink against black and white. Shades can range from a soft petal or millennial pink to a bright, bold fuchsia.

13. A little sugar

Barbie is all about sugar and sweet candy-inspired colors. For your next party or gathering, consider a bright table filled with delicious pink confections or a candy bar with treats in all shades of rose, pink, red and raspberry.

14. Feminine frills

Barbiecore is anything if not maximalist, so look for traditionally feminine and girly details including lace, ribbons, ruffles, tulle and bows on everything from tablecloths to draperies to bedding.

15. Barbie herself

Perhaps the quickest way to incorporate some Barbiecore style is to include the icon itself. Show off your vintage collection of dolls or Barbie memorabilia. Barbie-related artwork and DIY doll projects are an easy way to bring a little Barbiecore into any home.

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