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Mermaidcore Will Transform Your Home Into an Underwater Fantasy

By: Dianne Casolaro

Live out your deep sea dreams at home with iridescent, pearly details; seashells; oceanic shades of sea and sky; and plenty of fishscales and scalloped shapes.

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Who Doesn't Love a Mermaid?

Like so many TikTok trends, #mermaidcore began as a fashion statement featuring lots of pearls, opalescent textures, girly ruffles, sheer fabrics and seafaring color schemes of blue and green. Rather than the organic, linen and white-centric vibe of coastal grandma, #mermaidcore is more cool-girl ethereal defined by slinky, sheer, sexy, shiny acquamarine details. Think Sara Paxton as Aquamarine, Daryl Hannah in Splash, the sugary green and blue The Little Mermaid palette and you have a sense of the ultra-feminine, pretty, beachy mermaidcore look. Learn more: We've gathered a host of ideas for bringing mermaidcore into your home decor.

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Beautiful Sea Blues and Coastal Details

Bright blue paint behind built-in shelving adds a note of contrast to this white living room with white sofas, a green and white patterned armchair, wicker-fronted cabinetry and upholstered ottomans. Blue and green patterned toss pillows add additional mermaidcore seaside character.

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Why Not Plan a Mermaidcore Party?

Gather your seafaring squad and throw a mermaidcore party to commemorate a birthday or bridal shower. Find details here on how to pull off your own mermaid fête.

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A Seafaring Swift

With her beachy waves and sultry iridescent sequined gown, Taylor Swift is serving major mermaidcore here.

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