3 Tips For Creating Your Own Barbiecore Dreamhouse
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If you weren’t already aware, Barbie is having a moment right now, and it’s got us questioning whether life in plastic is actually fantastic? Inspired by the legendary plastic doll and her go-to colour, pink - it’s taking over fashion, beauty, and home decor.
Even though we don’t suggest painting your entire home bubblegum pink this summer - embracing high-octane colours and dopamine decor has led interior designers to gravitate towards the rose-coloured aesthetic that is Barbiecore.
Barbiecore is the hyper-feminine, pretty-in-pink aesthetic pioneered by our favourite doll, Barbie. With only one year to wait for the long-awaited live-action film directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, the concept is taking off. We can’t wait, and judging by the explosion of pink interiors, neither can decorators!
This newfound aesthetic proves that the cultural obsession with Barbie is still as strong as ever. Across the globe, designers and interior enthusiasts are embracing the nostalgic and yassified approach to emulating Barbie's hyper-pink style as it enters the world of interiors.
Barbiecore represents everything bright and vibrant - there’s an emphasis on bubblegum pink and bright ’80s nostalgia. With a large spectrum of shades and hues available, pink allows us to go as soft and subtle as we like or as eclectic and bold as we dare.
Barbiecore is a trend that has taken the world by storm and will continue to populate the scene in the lead-up to the film's release. Here are four tips from us at Lilla Rugs on how to create your barbie-inspired candy coloured utopia.
CHANNEL YOUR INNER BARBIE
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First things first, what kind of Barbie are you? You have to really laser in on what kind of Barbie you’re trying to go for, that will then determine how to decorate your home. Are you a Classic Barbie? Are you a Malibu Barbie? That’s where you start.
COLOURS FOR A BARBIECORE THEME
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The prominent colour used within a Barbiecore decor theme is pink. Decorating with this hue is an energetic way to express warmth and charm in your home - pink is youthful, fun, and on-trend with this year’s summer colours.
That said, some pink shades are very saturated, particularly bubblegum or hot pink, which can be overpowering and intense. To prevent your space from being overcome by this daring tone, mix pinks with pops of different complementary colours like - aqua, canary, yellow, and lavender.
Jumping on this trend might seem intimidating; however, if you want to bring out your inner Barbie without looking like a child, some on-theme colour combinations help soften the space - still in-keeping with the style and theme of Barbiecore.
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It is a trend that has already impacted the fashion industry, and we are now starting to see it filter into interior design! Barbie is a character who has an elegant aura. Her outfits are always pristine, and her accessories are carefully curated.
With that in mind, why should our Barbiecore decor be any different? Accessorise your home accordingly to achieve the Barbiecore scheme and bring an elegant twist to this daring decor. Introduce subtle pink accents through accessories that use luxe textures like high-gloss and lacquer.
A gorgeous pink-infused rug is a must-have for your Barbiecore dreamhouse. A rug plays an immense role in how the Barbiecore aesthetic is interpreted within the design of your space - adding a playful element with different colours and patterns.
Creating your version of a Barbie Dreamhouse comes down to textures - think soft-pink rugs, fuzzy throw pillows, and smooth, high-shine accents. To execute that vision, focus on tonal mixings of pink.