Everything You Should Know About Grandmillenial

If you’ve been on TikTok, Instagram, or Pinterest lately, you’ve likely heard about the new design trend taking over right now – Grandmillenial. Before we dive in, let’s define the term and get a good understanding of exactly what it is. First, Grandmillenial has actually been around for quite some time, but the term used to define it is new. 

What is Grandmillenial? 

Grandmillenial is a new take on traditional decor. Some have even nicknamed the style “Granny Chic,” according to The Turquoise Home. It brings in traditional design elements like antique furniture, blue and white, wallpaper, vintage brass, mixed patterns, needlepoint pillows, chandeliers, ruffles, lace, and natural wood while keeping it light and modern to fit the 2022 aesthetic. 


When did Grandmillenial start gaining popularity? 

Grandmillenial style has always been around, but it has started to pick up in popularity over the past couple of years. With the farmhouse style and strictly white and gray homes starting to go out of style, people are now starting to really embrace colors, textures, patterns, and more cozy elements in their homes, specifically individuals in their late 20s-30s. 


How do I get the Grandmillenial look? 

If you’re looking to update your space and you think the Grandmillenial style might be right for you, keep reading! We’ll tell you exactly what to ask for to get this beautiful, traditional aesthetic in your home. 

1. Put up floral and patterned wallpaper 

You read that right – wallpaper is making a major comeback! If you’re worried about committing to real wallpaper, there are plenty of more temporary options available that look amazing. Think intricate floral patterns and wide stripes. 


2. Incorporate artwork 

If you’re going for a Grandmillenial style in your home, you can never have too much artwork. Pick abstract or vintage pieces that compliment your space! 


3. Swap your lighting for intricate chandeliers 

Lighting can make all the difference in your home, and adding a fancy chandelier can completely transform your space. 


4. Put your fine dining collections on display 

It’s time to pull out your fine dining collections and put it on display again! There are so many creative ways to put your dishes on display and doing so will help you achieve the Grandmillenial look. 


5. Utilize blue and white 

Blue and white are key colors when it comes to Grandmillenial style. You can incorporate them however you like – subtle or bold, you can’t go wrong! 


6. Incorporate vintage brass 

There’s something about vintage brass that is so timeless and classy. You can incorporate it almost anywhere in your home, but it looks especially beautiful in bathrooms and kitchens. 


7. Get vintage or antique furniture pieces 

Nothing says “cozy” like vintage or antique furniture. It works so well in Grandmillenial homes, and although it might take some getting used to, you’ll be surprised at how beautifully it fits the aesthetic. 


8. Add traditional trim and accents 

In recent years, minimalism has been the norm – meaning people have used very little trim and accent work in their homes. However, that’s starting to change with the rise of Grandmillenial style. Adding trim and detail work can give your home that extra charm and character! 


9. Buy or thrift brown wood furniture 

Sticking with the traditional elements, brown wood furniture is a must when it comes to Grandmillenial. It’s timeless, classy, and tends to hold up well over time. 


10. Pay attention to the details 

When it comes to Grandmillenial, it’s all in the details. The artwork, dishes, linen, lace, cross stitching, and arrangements make it unique and beautiful, plus it’s so easy to add your own personality in the details as well. 


Are you a fan of Grandmillenial style? It’s definitely not for everyone, but it can be so beautiful and fun when you fully embrace it. Read our blog and follow us on Instagram for more design tips! 



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