Barbiecore House Decor Suggestions From Three DC Designers

Barbiecore House Decor Suggestions From Three DC Designers

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Whereas we are able to thank Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film for the actually A-plus photographs of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling rollerblading in matching neon Spandex, we are able to additionally thank the movie for the rise of a newly coined design second: Barbiecore.

Sure, there’s one other “core” aesthetic second taking place (additionally on the listing: cottagecore, regencycore, goblincore), and this one is just about because it sounds—a motion centered round flouncy touches like scorching pink, frills, and rhinestones. Google searches for “Barbiecore” soared this summer time, and celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Zendaya have embraced the palette of their pink carpet wardrobes.

Incorporating Barbiecore into your house decor is a high quality line: An excessive amount of, and also you’ll go full-on Dream Home. That’s why we requested three native designers to offer us recommendations on methods to use the development in methods which can be extra refined allusion, fairly than ready on Skipper and Ken to come back over for a rager.

Barbiecore House Decor Suggestions From Three DC Designers
Anthropologie’s Adelina velvet pillow. Photograph through Anthropologie.


“To me, nothing screams Barbie like pink velvet bedding,” says DC designer Evelyn Pierce Smith. “It’s glamorous and female like Barbie, and is tender and alluring and feels luxurious.”

Forego the Barbie sleeping bag for this pink velvet pillow from Anthropologie and a pink velvet West Elm quilt. The vibes are Barbie-meets-old Hollywood glamour, not precise plastic doll mattress.

WallShoppe’s Barbie Blueprint wallpaper. {Photograph} through Maisonette.


One other strategy to subtly inject the enduring blonde figurine into your house: A contact of pink wallpaper.

“For a Barbiecore second that doesn’t dominate the complete room, wallpaper the inside of a cupboard with a whimsical pink wallpaper,” says DC designer Carmel Greer. “Wallpapering the inside of a glass cupboard may be an sudden second in a room, or in case you are maintaining your Barbiecore on the down-low, wallpaper the inside of a bar cupboard or kitchen bar space.”

Greer recommends utilizing this WallShoppe wallpaper bought by Maisonette for a literal tackle the Barbie development, or choosing this serpentine Hygge & West wallpaper for one thing a bit extra elevated.

A scorching pink velvet sofa from TOV Furnishings. Photograph through TOV Furnishings.


Precise furnishings > plastic Barbie furnishings. You possibly can embody the Barbster with out resorting to one thing infantile—plus, many of those items make for enjoyable statements, says DC designer Mariella Cruzado. “They showcase among the female silhouettes and enjoyable curves which can be signature of the icon everyone knows and love,” she says.

Cruzado recommends testing TOV Furnishings for merchandise like this mauve swivel chair, a lip-shaped velvet sofa in scorching pink, a blush mattress body, or a really enjoyable tassled lamp.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian

House & Options Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. She’s written for The Washington Put up, Backyard & Gun, Outdoors Journal, Washington Metropolis Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Initially from North Carolina, she now lives in Del Ray.