Discover vibrant pink indoor and outdoor styles inspired by the lovely Barbiecore trend. Have a look at cheerful summer garden party ideas and stylish ways to create pink decor for your home. Archi-living.com, Wayfair, and Furniture And Choice bring you top decorating tips from interior stylists. 🙂
Think Pink and Design a Barbie-Themed Garden Party
Start planning your 80s-style pink garden party and get on board with this summer’s cheerful trend – Barbiecore.
Creative interior stylist, Laurie Davidson has teamed up with Wayfair to showcase how to create your Barbie-themed garden party. From pink mocktails and cocktails at the outdoor bar, to photobooth moments, make the most of your outdoor space this summer with a theme that’s made for fun!
Top Styling Tips for a Pink-Colored Party
“Greet guests with shapely furniture pieces and fun accessories in varying shades of pink, from bright fuchsia and hot magenta to bubblegum or candy-colored pink, adding in small pops of sea blue and sunshine yellow for a sweetie-style color palette that looks good enough to eat.”
“A pergola is ideal for offering shade when needed – why not hang some hot-pink sheer curtains from it to set the scene? Layer up outdoor rugs, add in a statement pink sofa or armchairs, and voila… your own Barbie-style garden set.”
“Invest in some cool Miami-style loungers, pink and white striped beach towels, and refreshing drinks to while away the hours in the sun. Why not add in some inflatables, too, to really ramp up that poolside vibe!”
“Have fun creating your own pretty-in-pink bar area, with an inspired drinks menu, cocktails on tap, and, of course, plenty of pink! Large glass drink dispensers are ideal for guests to help themselves, while bar carts on wheels are handy to roll to wherever you need them.”
“Outdoor lights that look like indoor lamps are bang on trend this summer, so opt for some LED or solar-powered designs to cast a glow once the sun goes down.”
“Artworks aren’t just for indoors – hang a selection of slogan prints and pictures outside for a fun feature. Don’t forget, if they’re not covered, you may need to invest in a canopy to keep them in good condition until the end of summer. You can always go all out and paint your fence panels or an exterior wall too.”
“Put together a wow-factor background to pose against and take snaps with friends. Use one of Wayfair’s decorating arches to create a balloon or floral arch and don’t forget some dressing-up props to have fun with.” Laurie Davidson
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Barbiecore Trend: 3 Ways to Style a Pink Interior
With the live-action Barbie movie released in July 2023, pink and the Barbiecore trend are lighting up fashion runways and home décor.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice, shares 3 ways to create a pink aesthetic for your home.
Design a Chic Look with Powder Pink
Seen in fashion, film and now making its way into our homes, pink is enjoying its moment in the spotlight with the recent Barbiecore trend. Style this feminine color in a chic, grown-up look using soft, powdery tones. “Create a contemporary blush bedroom with a half wall of rose pink and white shaker-style panels,” suggests Rebecca. “Choose a modern fabric bed and layer bed linen in similarly soft tints of cream, peppermint, and off-white, keeping it light and fresh.”
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Play Up Maximalism with Hot Pink
Deep and passionate, WGSN’s Orchid Flower is a dynamic and vibrant magenta color that ties in perfectly with the Barbie aesthetic of bold style and all things girly. “The key to decorating with a bright color such as Orchid Flower is to have fun with it,” says Rebecca Snowden. “For example, use this hot pink as a feature wall in the bedroom. Balance this with a grey velvet bed to set the scene for playful finishes. Then create a rich, layered look with lavender bed linen and scallop-edged pillows for a fun, flirtatious Barbiecore-inspired touch.”
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Embrace Nostalgia with Retro Colors and Shapes
To highlight Barbie’s popularity in the 80s and 90s, introduce nostalgic elements like retro-inspired shapes and colors for an easy Barbiecore trend update to your home. “Start with a neutral base of warm white as a backdrop for pastel pops such as mustard yellow, tangerine orange, and watermelon pink,” Rebecca says. “Get playful with waves and abstract shapes reminiscent of the 70s. These can feature in prints, candy stripe cushions, or in the form of trending wavy vases and mushroom lamps.”
Have fun and enjoy creating pink-colored Barbiecore-inspired home decor. 🙂