10 Ways to Bring Barbiecore, Summer’s Biggest Decor Trend, into Your Home

published Jul 21, 2023
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It’s Barbie’s world, and we’re all living in it. 

With the release of Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie, the iconic Mattel doll officially has everyone in her well-manicured grips, with #Barbiecore going viral on both TikTok and Instagram over the past year. Trending in everything from fashion and makeup to home decor, Barbiecore is all about channeling Barbie’s signature chic style using her trademark color: pink. 

While Barbiecore fashion is pretty much drenched in pink, Barbiecore decor is a bit more nuanced. The pinks are accompanied by other bright and cheery colors like purple, turquoise, orange, and sunshine yellow for balance. Luxe finishes, like marble and other sleek metals, can be found throughout #Barbiecore furnishings, along with glamorous fabrics like velvet, fur, and silk. The design, like the doll herself, is retro yet modern, with the aesthetic falling somewhere in between mid-century modern and Hollywood Regency with a touch of maximalism thrown in for good measure. 

As has been the case over the years, trends come and go, and keeping up with the latest look can be tough to do sustainably and affordably. If you’re thinking about trying out Barbiecore in your home, though, allow me to suggest one of these 10 timeless Barbiecore pieces you won’t regret as soon as the movie leaves theaters.

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Official “Barbie” collaborations are rampant, but the Joybird x Barbie assortment is a can’t-miss for diehard Dreamhouse fans. My pick from the range? The Dreamhouse Dania Bed. Featuring a soft, upholstered frame and a curved silhouette, this cozy bed frame will add style and comfort to your sleep space. It’s available in three different colors and four different sizes, so you can take your pick. If you’re dedicated to pink, grab it in the Dreamhouse Tourmaline or Dreamhouse Rose Quartz shades — or try the lighter Dreamhouse Pearl, as shown here, for a more neutral option.

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Want to bring a little Barbiecore to your walls? Then check out Wallshoppe’s Barbie collection of peel-and-stick and traditional wallpapers, which boasts subtle nods to the doll with punchy cabana stripes and geometric trellis patterns alongside very literal designs that include repeats of Barbie’s stilettos and this almost toile-like print of Barbie’s favorite vehicles, from a camper to a speedboat and a bicycle in between. How cute would this pattern be in a dressing area?

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Raymour & Flanigan
was $265.95

If you don’t want to go all out with a large piece of Barbiecore-themed furniture, you can add a pop of pink to the foot of your bed with Raymour & Flanigan’s Chloe Storage Bench. The blush velvet fabric and slim golden legs combine to give this piece a polished, sophisticated look, while a hidden inner storage cabinet provides plenty of space to stash an extra blanket or two.

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Crate & Barrel

When in doubt, functional decor is always the way to go. Pretty and retro (just like Barbie herself), the SMEG Pink Mini Electric Tea Kettle is a no-brainer when it comes to Barbiecore decor. With its classic 1950s-inspired design, this stylish kettle will become a staple in your Barbiecore kitchen in no time.

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Crate & Barrel
was $189.00

No Barbie-inspired house is complete without a touch of faux fur or an animal print of some sort. Not only are these materials glamorous, but they also introduce tactile, cozy elements when layered into any space. Plus, faux fur is a true design chameleon; it plays well with other patterns and speaks to design inspiration from many different decades. So you’ll easily be able to introduce these faux sheepskin throw pillows to any room in your home.

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was $259.00

Inspired by Barbie’s iconic 1959 chevron swimsuit, this charcoal and cream rug from Ruggable is the ultimate addition to any room where you want to go graphic underfoot and channel a little bit of Barbie charm. What I like about this piece specifically is how neutral it is and how its design has modernized the typical horizontal chevron repeat with an interlocking motif. You get the same washability and durability you know and love Ruggable for as well, so this piece will last in that sense of the word, too.

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Katie Kime

A true Barbie fan is always ready to host at a moment’s notice, and this stylish ice bucket will help you keep your drinks cool and your guests hydrated. Another subtle nod to Barbie’s chevron swimsuit, this ice bucket is equal parts glamorous and practical — and sure to be a Barbiecore addition to your home that you won’t regret.

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was $165.99

This sleek, Art Deco-inspired curved bookcase is a timeless choice for many different design styles, including Barbiecore. Use it to display pink decor and accessories, cute houseplants, and some Barbie-themed items to totally nail the look.

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Pottery Barn

Colored glassware is super on-trend, but if I’m being honest, it never really goes out of style. So why not add to your entertaining collection with something Barbie-approved for serving cocktails and mocktails? Enter: the Flora Wine Glasses from Pottery Barn, which come in a perfect pastel pink colorway.

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Bring Barbiecore to the outside of your home with Yale Home’s newest smart lock: the limited-edition Yale x Pantone Assure Lock 2. Featuring Pantone’s 2023 color of the year, Viva Magenta, this piece will upgrade your front door with a little Barbie-like flair while still looking fairly neutral from afar.