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How to Design and Decorate your Home the Grandmillennial Way

Updated: Feb 13, 2022

Credit: Our very own Interior Design Guru, Laura!

If you are tired of the sleek, modern, and minimal design styles, then this upcoming interior trend is for you. Say hello to the Grandmillennial style. Grandmillennial design has become popular within the past couple years and bridges a modern and maximalist approach with traditional design.

Grandmillennial design is cosy, eclectic, fun, and comforting, which is perfect for those who enjoy personality, collections, and being a homebody. So if you are interested in this design style, we’ve put together our top tips for designing this look.

Use Large Floral Prints

Credit: Our very own Interior Design Guru, Laura!

Grannies are known for their floral couches and loud wallpaper. Well the Grandmillennial is no different, except with a twist. Go for bold graphic florals in a large scale pattern. Look for rich and deep jewelled tones like a dark emerald or ruby red and use them in statement pieces like a colourful armchair or a vibrant powder room wallpaper.

Get Eclectic with Décor

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Second-use and thrifted finds used to be questionable methods of styling your home. Well, not with Grandmillennial design! In fact, it is strongly encouraged and is a part of what makes this design style so special. That’s because eclectic décor such as solid brass figurines, ornate vases, and oil landscape paintings are key to this maximalist style. Think of a classy thrift store or antique shop and you have a good sense of what décor goes with the Grandmillennial style.

Don’t be Afraid to Mix Patterns

While most other interior design trends stick to solids, Grandmillennial is all about playing with patterns. Don’t be afraid to mix traditionally opposing patterns like a plaid and a floral. The joy of this design style is that you can have fun and be a little creative. Pair different patterned pillows, area rugs, or curtains for a bold and quirky look.

Fabrics are your Friend

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For those who love fabrics, upholstery, and textures, then the Grandmillennial style is for you. Grandmillennial design is not shy on the skirted tables, slipcovers, table clothes, frilly bedding, pleated curtains or ruffle pillow cases. The more fluff, the better! The secret to making this look new and not like your great aunt’s home is by having select frills in each room. Think about the ruffled bed skirt or pleated slipcover as the statement for each space. Done selectively and with intention in each room, it can be quite the focal point (in a good way).

Look for the Details

No Grandmillennial design would be complete without those tiny handmade details. These are things like needlepoint pillows, hand-embroidered linens, and even monogrammed bath towels. These personal touches evoke that loving and crafty granny vibe and help to create that whimsical and eclectic comfort that this style is known for.

Try all of these design tips to help in fully achieving that Grandmillennial look. Don’t be afraid to ask your gran for help.

Our very own Interior Design Guru, Laura, is an expert in colourful, eclectic, maximalist Grandmillennial design! Book her now to infuse a fun, quirky personality into your decor.


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