While I was more of a Sindy fan growing up, we love colour at creative monsoon so any excuse will do, but the highly anticipated Barbie movie is set to release in theaters soon, and with it comes a new trend in interior design: Barbiecore. This trend is characterized by bold pink colours, playful patterns, and feminine accents.
If you're interested in incorporating Barbiecore into your own home, there are a few things you can do. Start by adding pink cushions to your sofa or accent chairs. You can also hang pink prints or artwork on your walls, or add pink-inspired accessories like curtains, rugs, and decorative items.
With a little creativity, you can easily transform your home into a living Barbie dream. So what are you waiting for? Embrace the Barbiecore trend and let your inner child run wild!
Here are some additional tips for incorporating Barbiecore into your home:
Maximalist interior design is a bold and playful style that embraces excess, eclecticism, and an abundance of colour, pattern, and texture.
If you're someone who loves bold, colourful and playful design, then maximalist interior design might just be the perfect fit for you. This style is all about embracing excess and creating an eclectic, layered space that is full of personality and character.
What is Maximalist Interior Design?
Maximalist interior design is a style that embraces the more-is-more philosophy. It's a bold and playful approach to design that incorporates a mix of colours, patterns, and textures to create an eclectic and visually stimulating space. In a maximalist interior, every surface is an opportunity to showcase something interesting, whether it's a vibrant piece of art or a unique piece of furniture.
History of Maximalist Interior Design
Maximalist interior design has a long history, dating back to the Victorian era. During this time, opulence and excess were celebrated in interior design, with ornate furnishings, heavy drapes, and rich fabrics all being used to create lavish and extravagant spaces. Much of the maximalist design style we know today has its roots in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when a more-is-more attitude was prevalent in both fashion and interior design. Maximalism was seen as a rebellion against the more minimalist design styles of the time, and it embraced a bold and playful approach to design that incorporated a mix of colors, patterns, and textures to create an eclectic and visually stimulating space.
Defining Elements and Characteristics of Maximalist Interior Design
Maximalist interior design is all about creating an eclectic and visually stimulating space. Here are some defining elements and characteristics of this bold and playful style:
Vibrant colours. Maximalist interiors often feature a mix of bold and vibrant colours. Think bright pinks, rich blues, and deep purples.
Bold patterns. Maximalist interiors are known for their bold and playful patterns. From geometric prints to floral designs, the key is to mix and match patterns to create a visually stimulating space.
Textured finishes. Maximalist interiors incorporate a mix of textures, from plush fabrics to shiny metallics. This creates a tactile and inviting space.
Eclectic decor. Maximalist interiors embrace an eclectic mix of decor, from vintage pieces to modern designs. The key is to create a cohesive space by balancing different styles and textures.
Layered design. Maximalist interiors are all about layering, whether it's with textiles, furniture, or accessories. This creates a visually rich and interesting space.
Make a great first impression with these creative and colourful home decorating ideas. Turn your hallway into a vibrant and inviting space with art, quirky décor, and plants.
The hallway is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, and it sets the tone for the rest of the house. Decorating a hallway can be a creative and enjoyable process, and with a few simple changes, you can turn it into a vibrant and inviting space. Here are some ideas to help you decorate your hallway and make it a playful and colorful part of your home.
Consider using a gallery wall to showcase your favorite art and personal photos, creating a unique and dynamic look. This is a great way to showcase your favorite artwork and personal photos, adding interest to the space. However, be mindful of proportions. A gallery wall that takes up too much space can make the hallway feel cluttered, while one that is too small may look insignificant. Opt for one or two larger art pieces and surround them with smaller frames to create balance.
If a gallery wall feels too overwhelming, consider hanging one large piece of artwork instead. This will create a more streamlined look and serve as a focal point in the hallway. Choose an artwork that fits the size and scale of the wall and coordinate it with the other elements in the space. For an extra luxurious touch, add a picture light above the frame to highlight the artwork and add drama to the space.
Fun and Quirky
A hallway is the perfect place to add a touch of whimsy and personality to your home. Consider adding a fun and quirky piece of décor, something vintage, a quirky wall hanging or mural. These elements not only add visual interest to the space but also tell a story about your personal style and interests.
Plants are a great way to bring nature into your home and add a touch of green to your hallway. Choose plants that thrive in low-light conditions, such as ferns, orchids, or peace lilies, and place them on a console table or shelf. Not only will plants add a touch of color, but they also help purify the air and create a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Decorating a hallway can be a fun and creative process, and with a few simple changes, you can turn it into a vibrant and playful space. Use art and color to create a fun and impressive entrance, add a touch of whimsy with quirky décor, and bring nature into your home with plants. Remember to choose pieces that reflect your personal style and bring joy to your space. With these tips, you'll create a hallway that is not only beautiful but also a true reflection of your personality and style.
Top Bedroom Decor Trends for 2023: Bold Walls, Vibrant Patterns, and Oversized Art
In 2023, interior design trends are predicted to bring a fresh new look to the bedroom, the most important room in our homes, yet often the one that is overlooked in terms of design. Whether it's a new quilt cover, a lick of paint, or bold patterns in vibrant colors, these easy-to-implement trends are set to invigorate your sleeping space and improve your quality of sleep. Here are three of the top bedroom décor trends to look out for in 2023:
It's been an age since I last did a mood board, it's something I used to do all the time as a designer and I do miss it. So I thought I might have a go at a few combining my art and some interior decor inspiration. This one - boho meets beach, meets botanical gorgeousness! Soft blues and pops of green with plenty of rattan.
From the top: Riviera Water Hyacinth Frame Wall mirror $115 from Living Styles, Hanging Fern Basket $15 from Kmart, beach house via decoratifo, Rattan Basket Planter $149 from Temple and Webster, Woven Monstera print by creative monsoon, Tropical cushion by KOO $20 from Spotlight, Santa Monica beach vibe home via Apartment Therapy, Mico Armchair $289 from Castlery.
Etsy's trend report is out for the next season and something a lot of people have been looking for lately is bedroom decor for teens. So here are a few of our favourite print ideas for teens from our range...
Beautiful floral bouquet prints are now available from the website. These stunning vintage botanical illustrations have been given a little modern twist with an added pop of colour. Six pretty pints to choose from, great for a gallery wall or perfect individually.
Printed onto quality fine art matte photo paper, also available on wrapped polycotton canvas ready to hang.
A little something to brighten up the week, a gorgeous bright colourful lounge room from awwsam. Pretty pink sofa and the cutest cushions.
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