Lately, styles like rom-com core and coquette aesthetics have made their way into interior design from social media, with trendsetters making it clear that girlier, more playful is better. From everyday attire to picnics to decorations, the romantic look is everywhere, and ribbons easily fall into this category.
Ribbon in home decor may initially make you think of an 8-year-old girl’s bedroom, but there are sophisticated and innovative ways to incorporate ribbon into your space. In addition, childish styles are in trend. In this post-pandemic era, there is a renewed focus on nostalgia and the desire to be surrounded by things that make us happy, regardless of age or gender.
Jeremy Jankowski, Pinterest’s lifestyle creative management lead, said the platform has data to back this up, including “fairy bedrooms,” “charming bathroom decor,” and “whimsical home bedrooms.” ” and “preppy dormitory” searches are increasing every month. room. ”
“I would say bows tie in well with these search results,” Jankowski told Better Homes & Gardens. “This also feeds into the idea that we believe trends start with fashion and take a while to make their way into the home. Designing or ‘refreshing’ the aesthetics of your home Compare the complexity of and the time it takes to complete to update your wardrobe outfits. ”
As Jankowski notes, trends tend to catch on before indoor spaces, and it’s much easier (and more affordable) to redecorate a closet than an entire room.
In an April article for Elle Canada, Natalie Michie wrote that the ribbon trend is a “celebration of girlhood.”
“Like many items of this kind, they are generally considered unnecessary and frivolous,” the article says. “But beyond the fashion month runways, it has emerged as a style staple from the street to the runway.”
Mitchie mentions fashion houses like Balmain and Annie Records featuring in the Fall/Winter 2023 season, as well as Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2023 show. Ballet core, fairytale aesthetics, and nostalgia all point to an interest in delicate, airy accessories.
One of the most dramatic and obvious options for weaving ribbon into any space to spruce up the look of your home is through wallpaper (another big trend this year, as the Chasing Paper collection pictured above shows) or is to use artwork. This is also a great way to experiment with looks, as you can easily swap out prints or try peel-and-stick wallpaper. For more subtle styling, it’s all about the details: bow-shaped knobs, light fixtures, tablecloths and tableware, vases. You can also consider upholstering your furniture with fabrics with bow-shaped patterns.
If pink isn’t your favorite (or you’re beyond Barbiecore), choose other pastel colors to get the same romantic look. You don’t even have to lean into the girly vibe. Combining different aesthetics gives your space a trendy, eclectic feel. Combine ribbons with edgy touches like metallic elements, moody hues, and celestial ornaments.