If you appreciate your grandmother's chintz armchairs and bold patterns, but also like the open spaces and sleek furniture found in the modern homes of your millennial friends, then the Grandmillennial style is for you. It borrows from trends across the span of several decades, resulting in a unique, old-fashioned design with modern twists.
The term "Grandmillennial," which was coined in 2019, combines two very different generations: older grandparents and more modern millennial. In a typical Grandmillennial decorated home, you'll find looks characteristic of the modern era (like neutral colors and clean lines) infused with dated designs like patterns, embroidery and ruffles. The style lets homeowners enjoy elegant, contemporary decor while still inserting bits of their personality, bringing together the best of both worlds. If you're interested in trying this special style yourself, keep reading for some inspiration.
You don't need bold, eye-catching patterns to add personality to a space. Even simple, solid-colored furniture can become exciting with Grandmillennial decor. Here, you'll notice that all the central furniture items (like the couches, centerpiece table and rug) are relatively plain — they rely on solid, neutral colors and lack graphics and vibrancy. However, the room still attracts attention through colorful floral arrangements, bright paintings and patterned cabinet doors. These subtle accessories help make the room unique without dominating it. The final result is a pleasant, inviting space that strikes a balance between modern sophistication and homely comfort.