Got a penchant for knickknacks and needlepoint? Go ahead and indulge your inner granny – it’s trendy!
In response to all the chaos going on in the world, many people are choosing to decorate their homes in ways that recall simpler times. Enter the term “Grandmillennial” – a mashup of the words “grandma” and “millennial” (reflecting the popularity of this style among that generation).
Google “Grandmillennial Style” for plenty of pictures of how folks are putting this idea into action. (Instagram users are especially enjoying this trend since all those colorful prints and interesting objects make for more eye-catching photos than neutral, minimal spaces.) Some of the things you’re bound to see include:
- Etched vases
- Tapestry pillows
- Patterned curtains
- Antique frames
- Glassware collections
- China sets
- Embroidered linens
- Chair covers
- Braided oval rugs
- Vintage books
- Crown molding
- Porch swings
Real wood furniture (especially dark wood) is a popular choice for harkening back to times when craftsmen took pride in their work and made items meant to last. Also common are wicker furniture, iron or brass bedframes, and comfy couches people actually want to sit on.
Having a separate dining room (rather than an area that’s part of an open-space layout) is making a comeback, as are individual place settings laid out on the table. Wallpaper also has gained popularity, especially as a backdrop behind vanities in the bathroom.
Granted, floral chintz drapes and lace doilies may not be for everyone. But if you like the layered, detailed, stylishly homey feel of Grandmillennial style, now’s the perfect time for a chic throwback.