After the Coastal Grandmother trend inspired everyone to hang linen curtains and top every table with a bunch of hydrangeas, people have been itching to crown the home trend of summer. And just as Coastal Grandmother had its Nancy Meyers movie connections, the two biggest fads being thrown about have cinematic tie-ins: Barbiecore and Mermaidcore (based on the hype surrounding Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and the live adaptation of The Little Mermaid).
But as fun as they are, these trends feel so over the top that we worry we’d get sick of them mere weeks after committing to a Dream House Pink living room. And nobody wants to repaint that soon.
So, which summer home trends have true staying power beyond the season? We looked into search and Pinterest trends, and consulted with Etsy to uncover the looks that will last—including ones that can evoke summer’s buzziest films without feeling straight-up gimmicky.