5 GORGEOUS DECOR ITEMS TO HELP YOU CONQUER GRANDMILLENNIAL STYLE IN YOUR HOME
Are you a grandmillennial style home decor lover? The term grandmillennial is making a statement in interior decor circles. From taking off on instagram to showing up in major decor websites like Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful & Atlanta Homes& Lifestyle magazine, grandmillennial style decor has become a real thing.
WHAT IS GRANDMILLENNIAL STYLE?
Grandmillennial Style is a new take on traditional interiors brining back design elements like floral prints, bold colors, and the maximalist mixing of patterns and textures. It takes the formal living room of grandma’s house (think Downton Abbey parlor) and meshes it with brighter spaces, funky patterns and strong colors of newer style design.
Things youll see in grandmillennial style:
- brown, curvy furniture
- antiques or antique reproductions
- blue and white pottery
- patterned wallpaper
- bold or brightly painted walls
- floral prints on furniture
- thick, layered millwork like coffered ceilings, wainscoting, & paneling
- details like trim on curtains, tassels hanging from doorknobs, geometric tape on throw pillows and fringe
- wicker, rattan, chintz, toile and needlepoint accents
- lacquered furniture and walls paired with formal pieces
- brass hardware & lighting
- oversized chandeliers and statement pieces
- the mixing of old and new
The key to achieving the grandmillennial style in your home is mixing pieces that are traditional like a curvy velvet sofa with elements that are less formal and more fun – like colorful fabric throw pillow or a pink wallpapered ceiling.
Are you ready to see my top 5 favorite grandmillennial decor pieces for your living room or guest room? (affiliate links included for convenience)
ARE YOU READY TO GET THE GRANDMILLENNIAL LOOK?
Let’s go over my top 5 decor pieces you can add to any room to bring in the grandmillennial or granny chic style to your home.
I’ll say ginger jars are the staple of decor pieces when it comes to maximalist grand style- but this also includes any rose famille, temple jars, and other vintage 19th century asian vases.
These pieces range from petite to the size of a small child and can be styled next to doorways and fireplaces, on entry tables, in powder rooms, on top of chests and dressers, in bookcases and etageres, and as part of coffee table decor.
No granny chic home is complete without art. And vintage art is a great place to start. While it works best when paired with smatterings of abstract pieces around the house, these vintage beauties really bring in the grandmillennial.
Grandmillennial artwork includes subjects like:
- vintage bird prints
- colonial people
- hand sketched botanicals
- framed silk scarves
- and more!
While it really goes for any bold patterns or prints, leopard print really marks this granny chic style. It’s iconic, but neutral and can be used in any colorway. Leopard print can be added to pillows, used in a rug, styled as a statue, wallpapered or framed as art.
Leopard print says new traditional style.
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with wallpaper. Because it’s an easy way to bring personality and color to any space.
When looking for the perfect grandmillennial wallpaper, opt for designer paper that has bright colors, busy patterns and repeating motifs. Florals are always a win.
Designer wallpaper brands like Thibaut, Schumacher, Scalamandre, & Cole and Son are great starting places to find vintage looking wallpaper with a new colorful twist.
And last, but certainly not least is bringing those same art and wallpaper themes into your upholstery. Whether it’s the bed matching the wallpaper or cushions on the sofa coordinating with the curtains, upholstery is a must in grandmillennial style.
GRANDMILLENNIAL DECOR MUST HAVES CONCLUSION
So there you have my top 5 grandmillennial decor items to make your home say chic without being too granny.
- ginger jars
- vintage artwork
- anything leopard print
- upholstered furniture