Grandmillennial style is sweeping the internet right now, serving up rooms with cozy vibes that look like a perfect place to have a cup of tea and listen to a radio show. Sometimes also called granny chic, what exactly is grandmillennial style? How can you bring this trending look into your home?
It’s often been said that millennials aren’t interested in the furniture that’s coming from their parents’ and grandparents’ homes as they downsize or move into care facilities. Grandmillennial style is an invitation to take a second look at these offerings and consider taking them (or visiting thrift and antique stores to see what’s there). Vintage furniture and decor pieces–your grandma’s china cabinet, some pieces from her salt shaker collection, a lamp with a pleated shade–are hallmarks of the grandmillennial look, after all!
Other grandmillennial touches include florals, colors and patterns, the use of wallpaper, ornate detailing and bringing in some modern flair–the millennial in grandmillennial. It’s not your grandma’s look, but it might just be inspired by her look.
Let’s check out some spaces that showcase grandmillennial style.
The modern yet ornate Crystorama Broche chandelier pairs well with the more traditional touches, like the couch, valances and Greek key throw pillow.
Grandmillennial style has playful touches–like taking a vintage goblet and using it to store miniature disco balls. So does the Mitzi Landis table lamp, which has a look inspired by vintage banker lamps.
Floral wallpaper, traditional style lamps, curtains with valances, wainscoting, an ornate mirror, the gorgeous Crystorama Maria Theresa chandelier and the fiddle-leaf fig in the corner…this is grandmillennial style at its finest!
We love the pretty pastels and the fact that the wallpaper is echoed in the upholstery on the chair backs. With a look inspired by Slinkies, the pair of Mitzi Serena chandeliers adds that touch of modern style and irreverent fun.
Florals don’t have to be in pastel hues to be grandmillennial style, though! This bedroom uses a darker-hued wallpaper for extra coziness. The transitional look of the Hudson Valley Middlebury ceiling light pairs well.
Using different shades of the same hue helps to create that lovely cozy vibe. Plus, the silky dressing gown feels like it could be one that was taken right from grandma’s closet. The Mitzi Riley sconce conveniently plugs in to a standard wall outlet.
The coffee table with embedded checkerboard feels exactly like a charming decor touch from grandma’s house, as does the console for the TV. A pair of Maxim Library sconces, which can also be plugged in to an outlet, flank the TV for extra light.
Not sure that you want to go for grandmillennial style in your living room, dining room or bedroom? Try it out in a powder room or bathroom! By design, these rooms are literally separated from your other spaces, so they are a perfect spot to decorate in a bold style.
The flowers, patterns, ornate mirror and sweet little art touches add grandmillennial flair to this bathroom. Among the more modern touches sits the Mitzi Ariel bath vanity light.
This fun and colorful wallpaper takes center stage in this bathroom while the Maxim Rondo bath vanity light stands ready to provide bright light with an elegant touch.
The sleek and curving Hudson Valley Colton sconces are an excellent choice to offset the ornate touches throughout this bath, from the mirror to the faucet handles.
Are you ready to bring in a touch of grandmillennial style with your lighting? There are a few ways to go–you can shop traditional style lighting to find something ornate, choose transitional style for something more understated and elegant or pick out something modern or contemporary to bring in that touch of today. The choice is yours! If you find yourself needing any help or guidance along the way, please feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to help you light the home you love!