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Barbiecore: A Viral Decor Trend We're Loving

Phillip Jeffries Barbie-inspired pink wallcoverings elevate this hot trend.

Barbiecore: A Viral Decor Trend We're Loving

Thanks to the recent Barbie-inspired trend that's taking the design world by storm, pink is having a moment...again. From high end designers and creators to newspapers and brands, the hyper-feminine style is flooding our feeds and making a powerful statement. After a deep dive through our archives, we found that hot pink, glossy, and retro-inspired interiors with Phillip Jeffries wallcoverings are timeless. And the trend, aptly dubbed “Barbiecore” may be here to stay. 

How It Started
The short answer is, it began with a movie. "When photos of the upcoming Greta Gerwig live-action “Barbie” movie from Warner Bros. — with Margot Robbie in the title role and Ryan Gosling as Ken — trickled out earlier this summer, social media influencers were ready to embrace the beloved plastic doll and her look," reports the Washington Post. "As of Tuesday, TikTok has registered 19 million views for #barbiecore."

How It's Going
We have to admit, these bubblegum hues in luxurious textures are hard to resist! Scroll down for more Phillip Jeffries wallcoverings that are pure Barbie-inspired eye candy.
Phillip_Jeffries_Pink_Wallcovering A Colorful Barbie-Inspired Dreamhouse
Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcoverings come in a variety of hues and add an elevated, finished look to a room. Designed by Susan Straus Designs, the feminine bedroom above features one of our most versatile grasslcoths, Manila Hemp in Chantilly (5406), paired with an accent wall in a performance vinyl, Vinyl Solstice Silk's Solar Flare (7980). The creamsicle inspired combination creates a soft and luxurious retreat complete with rosette accent pillows. But, the color block curtains keep this room feeling modern and clean. 

For a seamless look, London-based design firm Maddux Creative, wrapped the entire bedroom below in Manila Hemp Petal (5237) for a sophisticated celebration of color. The painted trim completes the floor-to-ceiling look for a cohesive and chic style. A pop of animal print adds an element of fun.


Sweet Dreams
When designing a room with pink, designers often mix and match textures, colors, and patterns for a look that is both elevated and luxurious. We love this ombre wallcovering, Mirage, that goes from blue to pink like the perfect California sunset.

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For the ultimate in color and texture, the Phillip Jeffries grasscloth wallcovering Juicy Jute comes in a rainbow of sherbert-inspired hues for that perfect, 'Barbiecore' look. How stunning is this Juicy Jute in Bubblegum Pink? Crafted from the finest quality jute, this classic grasscloth wallcovering uses a special handwoven technique for saturated coloring with subtle texture.

A Party Palace
A subtle pink wallcovering pairs well with a bold color. Below, the London-based design firm, Barlow and Barlow, uses a warm pink performance vinyl wallcovering (Vinyl Tailored Linen in Pink Sash) that plays off the firm's signature green hue highlighted in the chic rug, upholstered headboard, and lacquered cabinets. This look is fun, flirty, and sophisticated.

Flower Power
For a bold wall in vibrant fuchsia, try this visual feast inspired by expressive street art that also gives the 'Barbiecore' look a bit of an edge. The fantastical and colorful mural wallcovering, Fresh, is offered in a range of color ways from neutral to multi-tonal for an everlasting garden.


Is the 'Barbiecore' decorating trend here to stay?
It might be. According to Chairish, "If you thought this aesthetic was limited to the runway and hyper-enthusiastic TikTok trend spotters… think again. The engine’s revving, and this hot pink convertible is ready to ride."

House Beautiful writes, "Say goodbye to the coastal grandmother aesthetic in favor of a bubbly, hot pink renaissance."

Make It Timeless
When interior designers make bold design decisions, they often pair vibrant colors with neutrals and subtle patterns to soften the overall look of a space. Layering patterns, colors and textures with skill creates that striking balance many are after. These retro glam interiors below feature Phillip Jeffries wallcovering with pops of pink.   

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We invite you to imagine your own Barbie Dreamhouse with Phillip Jeffries hyper-pink wallcoverings. Shop PJ's wide range of pinks in a multitude of textures using the Color Source® binder. We offer a curated selections of natural, textured, and specialty wallcoverings... in Pink, Teal, Blue or even Bright Yellow!



About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,