Flamingo Fancy

By Kate Riley June 3, 2015

Funny how things pop out at you simultaneously, I was reading the new Rue and my friend Cristin from Simplified Bee is featured, her daughter’s room is delightful with its fab flamingo wallpaper, then I was browsing Kate Spade and the flamingo is all over her merchandise. That pink bird is popping up everywhere!

flamingo wallpaper

flamingo wallpaper and art

rue magazine, design by cristin priest

The pink flamingo lawn ornament has enjoyed a history of kitsch, going from trendy to tacky then back again, now people with great taste position pink flamingos around their yards as a symbol of good times, pink flamingos are also trending in fashion and décor. I think they’re especially fun at a party in summer, don’t you? You can buy a pair for your yard, here’s a roundup of additional finds in his popular motif so you too can get your flamingo on.

flamingo finds


handbag / dress / pool float / sneakers / espresso mug / the silk base wigs / audubon print / cupcake toppers / plate / pillow / dress / wallpaper / cake candles / sheets

Also don’t miss these two fun DIY projects made with plastic lawn flamingos, the first is a croquet set from The Apron blog, the second is a flamingo sprinkler from Rain on a Tin Roof.

flamingo diys


  1. Love the flamingo motif!! Two years ago, my daughter’s birthday party was a flamingo theme and it was so much fun to put together!

  2. All of my neighbors have flamingos in their yards because we actually live on a street called Flamingo Drive. I’ve resisted for SOOO long and while I may not stick them in the front yard, I’m definitely considering that adorable tank top!

  3. Love them. I collect Flamingos….not tacky ones, old mid-century ones. Love all the new fabrics.n Would love the wallpaper in my Florida bathroom.

    • Yes Tiffany, on ALL the pillows! And rugs and blankets !
      And YES Miriam, my Mom and Dad have a pair in their yard, I love them!

  4. I loveee this trend! That room is fabulous and you can definitely grow with that and change accessories to fill the teen years to. Its so fun and pink (my fav!) great summer outdoor accessory to.

    Lauren Baxter | LB Designs

  5. We’re having a “Let’s Flamingle” housewarming party in two weeks! Got flamingo lights and plastic flamingos for decorations, flamingo napkins, a “Let’s Flamingle” sign from etsy, and will have a sign on the snacks table that says “We’re Tickled Pink You’re Here.” Love flamingos!!

  6. I have my grandmother’s mid-century concrete flamingos. Thanks for heads-up on “now-trending”. I thought about using them indoors, somehow mounted on a wall. You’ve re-inspired me–My husband will be thrilled :)

  7. i actually spotted a pink flamingo in your mom”s backyard! am i wrong? flamingos are my all time fave birds: they are graceful….

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