When you’re thinking about redecorating your home, searching for decor ideas can be overwhelming to say the least. After all, while social media can help you get inspired, scrolling through Pinterest can lead you to so many aesthetics and styles, whether that be art deco, mid-century modern or farmhouse. While these decor ideas are undeniably trendy right now, they aren’t for everyone. Enter, grandmillennial style.
If you’re craving a more romantic and vintage-inspired aesthetic, perhaps grandmillennial style will pique your interest. After all, if you really fell head over heels in love with cottage core last year, you’ll love to know that this design concept is pretty similar. So, what is the grandmillennia aesthetic all about? According to interior designer Amira Johnson, it’s a decor style that emphasizes antique pieces, classical designs, and patterns. “Like cottage core, it is a reaction to the generic mid-century interiors that we have been observing for a long time,” Johnson tells Glam.
To bring some grandmillennial style elements to your home, “You’ll want to start by looking into antique and upholstered furniture pieces,” Johnson says. “The key to mastering this look is to replicate the look and feel of your grandma’s house, so look into purchasing timeless dressers, vanities, chairs and tables with an antique feel.”
Adding the right accent pieces can also help complete your look. “Using chintz upholstery on chairs and couches, decorating your walls flora and fauna wallpapers, grabbing some block-printed table linen, and, of course, keeping a blue and white china set on hand, can put finishing touches on this look. By using antique tea sets or anything vintage, this trend makes old decor look classy and trendy.”
Grandmillennial Style Pieces To Shop
To bring some vintage charm to your household, below are some grandmillennial style pieces reminiscent of all the good old days spent at Grandma’s house.
Sophia & William Accent Storage Cabinet, ($209.99 Amazon.com)
Selecting grand millennial-approved furniture doesn’t have to be complicated‒sticking with timeless and antique-style pieces can make all the difference.
Thankfully, this accent storage cabinet doesn’t skimp on romantic charm‒it’s weathered, vintage look makes it appear like an antique heirloom that was passed down in generations. Though, it’s not all appearances‒it provides storage space for everything from documents to winter clothes.
Ashley Vanity Mirror and Stool, ($409.00 Amazon.com)
Thanks to it’s distressed style, this breathtaking vanity set is sure to help your bedroom look cozy and romantic. Pro tip: adorn your vanity with fresh floral blooms for a shabby-chic look Grandma would love.
WOMHOPE Geometric Throw Pillow Covers, ($23.99 Amazon.com)
Vintage florals are another key part of the grandmillennial look. To bring some chintz to your couch or loveseat, be sure to add this set of four throw pillow covers to your shopping cart‒they feature a gorgeous floral pattern that will brighten any space. P.S. They are also machine-washable, so you can keep them clean and use them again and again.
Orainage Green Floral Peel and Stick Wallpaper, ($5.99+ Amazon.com)
Create the accent wall of your dreams with some help of this peel-and-stick wallpaper, which boasts a beautiful floral pattern. But if wallpaper isn’t your thing, you can also use this peel-and-stick paper on furniture, cabinets, and bookcases.
Maison d’ Hermine Faïence 100% Cotton Tablecloth for Kitchen, ($39.99+ Amazon.com)
This cheerful tablecloth is nothing short of stunning‒it’s floral print, and blue and white tones are sure to put the finishing touches on any tablescape.
6. Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates, $150
Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates, ($150 Amazon.com)
This set of blue plates are sure to bring elegance to any home‒you can use them to serve guests at your next dinner party, or hang them on your walls for all to see. Plus, they aren’t just gorgeous‒these plates are made from durable earthenware, and are dishwasher safe, ensuring they last for years to come.
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