Summer has officially arrived and, according to Instagram, nothing quite says pool days and sunshine like the fanciful flamingo in floatie form. Officially replacing the unicorn as the animal of the moment, the distinctive pink bird has come a long way from its garish, gaudy past. Completing its meteoric rise, the flamingo now finds itself in homes the world over.
Here, I round up my favorite flamingo-themed home decor via Instagram so you too can embark on your very own flamingo fling. Brace yourself, these interiors are #flamin-goals.
Bold, beautiful, and just a little bit retro – there’s not a wallflower in sight in this striking powder room. The cozy size of most powder rooms make them the ideal setting for trying out a dramatic wallpaper, and what better way to make a statement than with the one bird that has come to represent originality and eccentricity. You know what they say, be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons – go on, I dare you.
For a bigger en-suite bathroom, Kelly Lee from Kelly Golightly opted for a quieter version of the flamingo wallpaper. The pale blue – almost dove gray – hue creates a serene ambiance; it’s the perfect backdrop to accompany a long soak in that beautiful vintage clawfoot bath. I love how Kelly plays off the exotic mystique of the flamingo by adding intricate woven rattan furnishings and tropical foliage to the space.
How about a bohemian take on the flamingo theme? Here, the vivid pink bird works to bring an infectious pop of color to an otherwise dark and subdued space. Haphazardly-placed, mismatched cushions alongside a stack of old magazines complete the boho-chic vibe.
Doubling up as a piece of art, this stunning mural wallpaper by Murals Wallpaper would make a great choice for a feature wall. Based on J.J. Audubon’s 19th century book of illustrations, this is a stylishly adventurous way to bring history into the home.
Want to jump on the bandwagon without having to implement a full-scale renovation of your digs? Accessories are the way to go. This DIY glass lamp is an ingenious minimalist way to inject some flamingo fun into your space. When the trend eventually subsides, simply replace with the next Insta-home obsession.
Is it just me or are neon lights, like flamingos, everywhere on Instagram right now? For the ultimate social media approved home accessory we suggest making like Malin Antonsen and combining the two trends into one kitschy light adornment.
I love how Isabel Bernardo has used these delicate printed bowls to add a touch of whimsy to her glamorous outdoor space. Keep the print pastel-toned to effortlessly merge the flamingo into elegant surroundings.