A Guide To The Grandmillenial Design Trend
What Is Grandmillennial Style?
Grandmillennial (also known as granny-chic) is a design trend that has been adopted by the Millennial generation as an ode to the decor that they grew up with as children.
Full of more ‘traditional’ pieces such as floral chinoiserie prints, china plates, and mixed-patterned soft furnishings, this style is the polar opposite of the popular Scandinavian minimalist look.
What I love most about the ‘Grandmillennial’ look is how it can really make your home feel elevated, luxurious, and beautiful! What better way to style your home than with a timeless and magnificent interior design style.
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There are so many simple ways to bring this interior decorating style into your home, here are some of my favourites…
Floral Chinoiserie Wallpaper
Chinoiserie wallpaper with repetitive floral patterns is a perfect fit for the Grandmillennial style. You can pair this with simple, sleek, light furniture for a more modern take on the trend, or go all out with some beautiful and ornate vintage pieces!
Left: 'Florence' chinoiserie wallpaper by Diane Hill photographed and styled by blogger 'At Home With Ashley'. Right: ‘At Home With Ashley’ adding finishing touches to her mantlepiece featuring ‘Florence’ wallpaper by Diane Hill
Bold Patterned Soft Furnishings
Decorating your sofa or windows with beautiful bold patterns can help to bring the room to life and infuse it with a sense of grandeur and ‘past-times’. You can play with the colour-ways and opt for dainty blue and white combinations (a classic choice!) or try out some more playful colours like bold yellows or greens.
Giving your tableware a little bit of love can tie everything together and add those charming final touches. Having a matching set is the key to this look (although I do love a mix-and-match china tea set!) and really encapsulates the vintage feel that comes with the Grandmillennial interior design trend.
Diane Hill's blue and white table accessories in her dining room, featuring 'Euphoria' chinoiserie wall art panels
Tassels immediately add that granny-chic feel to your home decor. Giving your cushions or lampshades a tassel trim is a beautiful and easy way to bring in some more luxurious Grandmillennial style (and you can even DIY it!)
Left: Vintage style lamp featuring my ‘Lady Alford' fabric and tassels custom made by Beauvamp Lighting. Right: Hanging lampshade featuring my ‘Lady Alford’ fabric and tassels custom made by Beauvamp Lighting
Rebel Walls Sneak Peek...
A few years ago I collaborated with Rebel Walls to design for them this ‘Chinoiserie Chic’ wallpaper which fits in perfectly with Grandmillennial decor!
I love seeing how everyone styles this wallpaper in their home and I can't wait to share the full details with you! But for now, here are some of my favourite Grandmillennial interior stylings…
More Home Decor Ideas
If this is your kind of style then make sure you take a look at Lily Allen’s maximalist house! Her home is full of stunning antique furniture, floral wallpaper, and botanical chinoiserie artwork - it’s a chinoiserie chic dream!
I’ve always been a lover of ‘vintage’ and ‘Grandmillennial’ decor styles. I’ve even decorated, (and then re-decorated!), most of the rooms in my home into extraordinary chinoiserie maximalist havens! Take a look here.
What do you think of the Grandmillennial style? Is this something you could see yourself embracing?
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Love this so much! Great ideas and love your talent and Chinoiserie beauty!