“Royalcore” Will Inspire You to Live Your Best “Bridgerton” Life at Home

published Jan 5, 2022
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It’s normal to dream of living as the royals do, but a lot of young people are actually trying to make this a reality inside their own homes.

Over on TikTok, an aesthetic called royalcore is becoming quite the popular trend, having received more than 175 million views on the platform. Meanwhile, on Pinterest, the aesthetic has seen a 1,000 percent increase in searches, suggesting that last 2020’s cottagecore might already be out, and being royally extra is in.

But what exactly is royalcore?

Like the name suggests, the trend embraces opulence, adding luxury and exuberance to homes, clothing, and of course, social media feeds. Inspired by dramas like “Bridgerton” and “The Crown,” the aesthetic seeks to fill contemporary spaces with ornate decor such as four-poster beds, floral upholstery, and lots of gold.

Martin Gill, managing director at luxury bed retailer And So To Bed, explained to Real Homes how to get the look: “As the name suggests, the aesthetic can be achieved through taking inspiration from periodic and lavish royal-based settings, mainly between the 5th and 19th century, rather than more modern monarchies.”

The look features gilded furniture, Persian-style rugs, chandeliers, and beds with fancy headboards. Oh, and maybe think about getting a harp, too.

On colors, Gill added that you should choose “deep rich tones such as purples, blues, and reds” or “muted pastel tones such as pinks, whites and light blues and greens” paired with a metallic to add some luxe into the look. Gill explained that the Palace of Versailles is the perfect example of the style.

But even without the budget of the national treasury, you can still pull off the look of royalcore with relatively inexpensive solutions. For instance, put up floral wallpaper or paint with light, airy tones to change vibe of your apartment.

As for the decor, fill your space with small whimsical items like a candelabra, a Venetian-inspired mirror, teacups and teapots, old books and letters, velvet curtains, and even an art print in a classical frame. And don’t forget to dress up, of course!

Will you be hopping on this trend or is it a royal pain to pull off? Let us know what you think in the comments below.