What is Grand Millennial?


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For our 2nd Interior Design Trend for 2021, we are going with a granny chic look that is taking over.

Grand Millennial is a term coined by House Beautiful. This style is designed “to have an affinity for design trends considered by mainstream culture to be ‘stuffy’ or ‘outdated’. When we mean granny chic, we mean it!

Think of large floral wallpapers, or the heavily patterned couches of yesteryear. Needlepoint, knitting and crochet (with a modern twist) are other great way to incorporate the Grand Millennial style into your home.

Grand Millennial is also a complete push against the Minimalist style that was so popular with the previous generation. This trend mixes patterns, bold colors and textures to make a space feel cozy and inviting while also almost feeling cluttered.

Wallpaper can also be a large part of this trend. Toile, chintz and floral patterns are an easy place to start, but add a metallic accent to the paper for a modern twist. You can also add abstract art to modernize the look.  Other ways to easily incorporate this look into a room are lace and doilies, fringe, velvet furniture and bold jewel tones or saturated earth tones.

To really pull off this look, keep the color palate consistent. You can pick bold patterns for fabric, wallpaper and rugs but keep them in the same color family.

This style is perfect for those who want to support small businesses too. Etsy shops, antique stores and local artists are all options for accent pieces to give your room a unique, curated look. One local (to Miami, Fl) business is Vintage Rose Home, they refresh furniture and find amazing small accent items.

Let us know what you love (or hate) about the Grand Millennial style!

Posted in Decorating.