You Can Hate Barbiecore and Still Love Pink—These 15 Home Finds Are Proof
Cool, not kitschy.
Updated Jul 13, 2023 1:49 PM
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Love it or hate it, the Barbiecore trend is pretty hard to avoid (Case in point: The term has a whopping 553.5 million views on TikTok.) With the flick hitting theaters next week, pink has taken on a new persona. While a Pepto-hued fridge might fit right into Barbie’s Dreamhouse, it may be too much of a statement for you—but that doesn’t mean the color isn’t always unappealing to shop.
In fact, pink can add a charming, warm vibe to your interiors. That’s why we rounded up 15 elevated homewares that even the most skeptical of the trend would actually want to buy, from a Memphis salt grinder to Gaetano Pesce placemats. No one wants to splurge on something that will be out of style in the blink of an eye, and we can guarantee you’ll want these pretty finds in your life long after the hype has settled.
Add the finishing touches to your lunch just like Barbie—if Barbie were a chic Milanese woman with a good eye for vintage. Made in Italy from glazed beechwood and designed by Ettore Sottsass himself, you can fill the personality piece with either salt or pepper.
You’ve surely seen Raawi’s ceramic bowls and vases, and its glazed earthenware mirrors are just as charming. The simplistic design reminds us of what you’d see in a dollhouse (and comes in four colors if you’re still not sold on pink).
The reissue of Ray Wilkes’s 1976 chair—nicknamed the Chiclet, after the rounded edges of Chiclet gum—includes a whole new set of colors, including the perfect shade of Barbiecore pink. Its chunky physique and singular material is almost toylike and also comes in a sofa model.
The only trend more popular than Barbiecore is squiggles, and while Bed Threads’s linen Euro shams embrace both, they’re somehow still timeless.
It’s fantastic, made of plastic! Well, resin, to be specific. You can’t go wrong with anything designed by Gaetano Pesce, and that includes these hot pink placemats that Barbie would absolutely use to set the table for one of her wild dinner parties.
We see the popular Kartell Componibili storage unit in white all the time, but did you know that it’s available in pastel pink, too? It was originally designed in 1969, but this version is made of bioplastic, a 100% renewable plant source.
A preppy touch like stripes is the perfect way to tone down a kitschy, over-the-top Barbiecore vibe. A little beachy, a little playful, and all you need to pack a punch in a bedroom.
What’s not to love about a cotton candy–esque mohair throw? Domino editors have sworn by ABC Home’s mohair blankets for years. You can’t beat this one’s voluminous weight and rich hue.
Low on floor space? That won’t be a problem with Hay’s recycled aluminum Korpus shelf. The wall-mounted table is all you need for a glass of water, a book, or a lamp next to your bed. Soft lines and a pastel hue somewhere between pink and lilac give any room a little dose of eye candy.
Mushroom lamps have been on trend long before Barbiecore, and as far as we’re concerned, they’re here to stay. Bubblegum pink glass means it emits a flattering, warm glow, and what could be more Barbie than that?
A pink rug could easily look like it’s meant for a child’s room, but graphic lines add a modern, sophisticated vibe. Made of hand-loomed New Zealand wool, the quality is undeniable.
A bolster is a throw pillow’s chic older sister, and who is Barbie if not a trendsetter? Adding this graphic cotton-velvet one to your bed or sofa is an easy way to draw the eye in and create a focal point.
Barbie would absolutely approve of this sculptural handblown glass container by Helle Mardahl. Fit for trinkets or whatever bits and bobs you have, leave it on your bathroom vanity or bedside table.
Barbie loves a shiny object, like this sculptural lacquered stool. Use the versatile piece as a stool or side table.
It’s hard to beat $14 for a seat cushion, and frankly, we’d pay far more than that for a charming pink cabana stripe. Made of woven cotton, it’s tufted to help retain its shape.