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," starring Margot Robbie in the iconic role. It's a buzz that appears to be filtering 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 lavish digs — townhouses, dream houses, and stylish beachfront mansions — Barbie's distinctly candy-colored style is something we can all participate in.

The Barbiecore style is a little bit of childish delight, 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 on bold colors is cultural gospel and an easy place to begin bringing a little Barbie aesthetic into your design scheme. Whatever your design aesthetics 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 color of choice. 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 favorite, 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 of Barbie pink than a pink front door? Even mundane outdoor facades can be livened up with a bright coat of pink on your door. Consider a softer rose or millennial pink if you like subdued shades or a bright fuchsia or magenta to stand out. 

3. A touch of neon

An excellent way to add some Barbiecore chic to your home is a touch of pink neon in the form of lighted signs and neon sculptures. These bright accents instantly modernize even the most traditional decor schemes and immediately 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 pillow or bench covering to add a bit 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 canopied bed made of plastic we used to lie her down in or a sweet tufted velvet headboard piled with sumptuous bedding perfect for America's pop culture princess. 

6. Dreamy closets

When you think of Barbie, you might think first of her clothes. Whatever the size of your closet, there are touches you can add to bring in some Barbiecore style. Consider a tufted ottoman or pink slipper chair, and put your prettiest shoes and clothing on display. Even routine storage needs can be augmented with attractive containers and pretty 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 throw pillow, mirror, or accent lamp. You can also bring in artwork incorporating hearts in shades of pink, red, and burgundy. 

8. You're so vain

There's a reason Barbie always looks her 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 prettiest beauty products.  

9. Pink kitchens

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

10. Patios and pools

When considering the outside of your home, Barbiecore's strong vintage vibe and sunny California style of living calls 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 summertime fun. 

11. Candy-colored accessories

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

12. Pink velvet seating

A pink velvet couch 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 vary 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 full of delectably pink confections or a candy bar featuring treats in all shades of rose, pink, red, and raspberry. 

14. Feminine frills

Barbiecore is anything if not a maximalist, so look for traditional feminine and girlish details aplenty, including lace, ribbon, ruffles, tulle, and bows on everything from tablecloths to drapery to bedcoverings. 

15. Barbie herself

Perhaps the quickest way to incorporate a little Barbiecore style is to include the icon herself. Show off your vintage collection of dolls or Barbie memorabilia. Barbie-related artwork and DIY projects incorporating dolls offer an easy, low-commitment way to bring a little Barbiecore into any home.