Google searches for ‘Barbiecore’ have increased 2732% in the past year alone1 with 7,000 searches every month and global TikTok content tagged #BarbiecoreInterior2 has been viewed 4.6 million times, as people search for inspiration on how to incorporate this playful and nostalgic trend into fashion, travel and interiors.

Using AI tool Midjourney, ConservatoryLand has reimagined some of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks into a Barbie DreamHouse. This includes Buckingham Palace (London), Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Brighton Pier (Brighton), The Chrysler Building (New York), The Space Needle (Seattle), Le Mont St Michel (Normandy), The Eiffel Tower (Paris), St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow), The Flatiron Building (New York), The Forbidden City (Beijing), The Pyramids of Giza (Giza), The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Pisa) and Tower Bridge (London).

Barbie DreamHouse
Barbie DreamHouse
Barbie DreamHouse

Expert’s 5 Tips For A Subtle Barbiecore Interior

ConservatoryLand has collaborated with interior design expert Sylvia James of Homehow who explains why the trend has taken off, and provides her expert considerations for introducing the trend into your home.

Sylvia says, “Since 1959, Barbie has been an icon of fashion and mod home design, as well as being a symbol of fun. As a child, we all wanted a Barbie dreamhouse. Now, people are less afraid and becoming more daring with their interior design choices. This has led to an increase in people living out their childhood dreams.

“Since the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been shifting to more daring and playful home designs as  they want an enjoyable place to live – and the Barbiecore home trend has soared in popularity.

“One of the most important things about this trend is ensuring that you fill your home with things that you love.”

Below she shares her five top considerations for achieving the look:

1) Stick To One Pink Hue

“Choose your favourite shade of pink and select homeware that’s as close to this shade as possible, for a more considered, low-key look. Moody or romantic shades of pink work well.”

2) Begin With A Neutral Palette

“Begin by adding some bold, bright colours on smaller things like painted furniture. For a larger approach, consider painting a bright and bold feature wall. Pair these elements with neutrals and crisp whites to ensure the pink colours really pop.”

3) Choose Bold Lighting

Consider combining interesting lighting elements with some bold artwork for a more dramatic look. The Barbiecore trend is all about being bold and unafraid, so have fun with your designs and don’t hold back. Artwork is also a quick, simple way to update a room so you needn’t be scared of making a statement.” 

4) Choose Luxurious Textures

“Barbiecore is all about luxurious textures and fabrics such as velvet and fur. Consider adding some faux fur cushions to your couch or add a fluffy statement rug to the room. When designing your space, consider how you can incorporate different textures in your home. Combine pink with gold for a complete luxury look.”

5) Create a Walk-In Wardrobe

“When you think Barbie, fashion is one of the first things that comes to mind. Consider adding some touches to your wardrobe to make it more glamorous. Why not create a full walk in wardrobe and dressing room?”

“Consider adding a dressing table and a velvet stool. Put all of your prettiest clothing and shoes on display. If you’re storing items, add some pretty storage containers to help keep everything neat and tidy.”

To discover more Barbiecore interior tips from Sylvia, please visit: 

Rob Smith, General Manager of ConservatoryLand adds, “A conservatory can be a great space to transform into a playroom, and we’ve seen many of our customers do this. Incorporating Barbiecore decor into a conservatory playroom is a brilliant way to introduce a fun and vibrant energy into the space while the nostalgia of the trend can bring about a sense of playfulness and joy to inspire imaginative play.”

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