Design trends never stop circling back, and now even the décor from your grandparents’ houses has been resurrected as a style in vogue.
In a time where everybody misses the good old days, the “Grandmillennial” style – a celebration of traditional décor with a modern twist – has crept back on the interior design scene, bringing a sense of homeyness and nostalgia you need without the kitsch.
A portmanteau term of “grandma” and “millennial”, Grandmillennial brings back traditional décor and crafts that your grandparents would love, such as chintzy wallpaper, patterned lampshade, chinoiserie, Wedgwood, rattan and wicker, among many others, but with a refreshing and modern splash.
Dark wood such as cherry and walnut is another highlight of the aesthetic, which works surprisingly well with antiques, porcelain and woven materials that all together make for a sophisticated backdrop for your family’s China or terracotta teapot collection to shine.
Maximalism is also a key part of the style. Go big on pattern, colour and texture, and balance them out with modern aesthetics such as curvy, slick silhouettes and rounded edges. Pair the Grandmillennial style with touches of brass or black metal to add that sense of elegance and refinement to make your home all the more inviting.