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Get the perfect Barbie home decor look by adding these 5 furnishings

Here’s how you can get the Barbie interior decor look in your own home - pops of pink are essential

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By House & Garden South Africa | June 2, 2023 | Trends

The much-anticipated Barbie film will be hitting cinema screens soon, and people are already obsessed. Unsurprisingly, after making waves in the fashion world, Barbie-mania has now reached the realm of interiors, fuelling the ‘Barbicore’ trend further.

Get the Barbie look at home. Image: Supplied

Featuring clashing shades of pink, floral decor, faux fur, clashing patterns, and unapologetically bold furniture and accessories, Barbiecore is all about embracing vibrant hues and having fun.

However, can this fantasy life in plastic be fantastic in reality? How can we implement a touch of Barbie chic into our ordinary homes? Swoon’s Senior Designer, Sam Greig, reveals how to achieve the playful 90s aesthetic in a tasteful way at home.

Barbiecore is all about pink decor. Image: Supplied

A sofa of dreams

No Barbie Dreamhouse is complete without an iconic pink sofa. Whether it’s bright fuchsia or subtle blush, pink sofas make a real statement in the home and look stunning against graphite grey, dark navy, or emerald green walls.

Get ready in style

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Barbie would never rush to get ready. So, why not create a dedicated space for your daily routine with a delectable dressing table, such as Swoon’s stunning Fresco model? As well as having somewhere to store your skincare and cosmetics, a beautifully designed dressing table can be a statement piece in its own right.

Who is the fairest of them all?

There’s no shortage of mirrors in Barbie’s Dreamhouse. However, mirrors are so much more than a decorative addition. They can also be an incredible focal point in a room whilst creating dimension, depth, light, and space. Whether it’s vanity mirrors, wall mirrors, or floor-length decorative pieces, there’s a whole host of designs, shapes, and sizes you can choose from to create your very own style studio.

Get the Barbie look with these statement mirrors. Image: Supplied

Statement wallpaper

A statement wallpaper can transform the entire look and feel of your room in an instant – especially if it features stylish colours or prints. For a high-impact Barbie-inspired aesthetic, think bold shades in fun designs like florals, tropical prints, stripes, or polka dots. Or, for something more subtle, try pastel pinks and blues with softer patterns or textures.

Barbiecore without the hardcore

If loud design statements aren’t to your taste – don’t fret. Just like the maximalist decor trend, there’s no right or wrong way to incorporate Barbie-inspired interiors - it’s all about having fun and expressing yourself. If you’re cautious about going too hardcore with the Barbiecore, why not opt for some playful accessories? An eclectic mix of cushions, geometric rugs, faux fur throws, and curious objets d’art are all great ways to nod to the trend without going too extreme.