What is Grandmillennial Style? And How To Sprinkle It In Your Existing Decor

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Alright, hold onto your hats, because we're diving into a whole new world today. Grandmillennial style? Yep, it's a thing. Picture this: it's like your grandma's style got a youthful makeover, or better yet, a chic granny-inspired transformation. 

Grandmillennial style is popping up everywhere, not just in those charming antique shops or vintage boutiques. Nope, it's making a splash in magazines and Instagram feeds too. And let me tell you, I'm here for it! The idea of weaving vintage pieces into our modern homes? Pure genius. If you've got a soft spot for vintage finds, chances are you're already rocking a bit of this style without even realizing it. It's like my once-all-white sanctuary is slowly shimmying its way into the grandmillennial embrace....now my examples below are how to sprinkle the style in, if you want to go to town adding the style, by all means do! 

Now, let me take you on a journey down my newfound obsession lane: floral wallpaper. Hold on, let the teenage flashbacks roll in...haha. Back in my teens, we moved into a house that was practically a wallpaper museum. Oh yeah, layers upon layers of the stuff. We made it our mission to peel, unpeel, and peel some more. Picture pink, plaid, and even a quirky baseball stadium-themed wall – I kid you not! Back then, I promised myself I would never use wallpaper....ever. Fast forward to now, and guess what? Wallpaper is back in action, and I'm all in. Some of the patterns I'm swooning over would've been right at home in my teen bedroom. That house? It was a grandma's haven in every sense – from those shaker pegs on the ceiling-high shelf (yes, really!) to the ruffle curtains. Let's not even mention the purple/pink berber carpet – here's to hoping that trend stays in the past. But you know what? I'm embracing it all! Shelves? Check. Picture rails? You bet. Shaker pegs? Oh, absolutely. And don't get me started on those ruffle curtains – I have those all over my house now too!

So, how can you gradually incorporate Grandmillennial style into your own home? 

Hunt for antique or vintage furniture – let that old-school charm steal the show.

Use floral designs, whether they're splashed across wallpapers, snuggled in blankets, or lounging on pillows.

Make a statement with brass and gold frames – who doesn't love a touch of luxury?

Ruffles and embroidery? Bring it on!

Got collections? Flaunt 'em! And don't hold back on displaying your fancy china either.

Skirted or slipcovered furniture? At least its not the couch covered in plastic...who remembers that? haha

Wicker and rattan, because nothing says "natural charm" like a bit of Mother Nature indoors.

Sprinkle botanicals around– a bit of green can do wonders.

Vintage artwork is the window to your aesthetic soul.

Pleated or printed lampshades? They're like hats for your lights, and they're amazing and totally back!

Now, let's talk vibes. Scrolling through snapshots, you'll see that Grandmillennial style is like a remix of tradition, with a youthful beat. Sure, some folks crank up the color, but guess what? You can totally rock this look while keeping your cool, neutral vibe intact. Start small by peppering in those classic pieces, blending them with your current color scheme. But hey, if you're feeling bold, go all out! Listen, I've always been a "you do you" advocate. Your home is your haven – let it reflect your happiness, quirks, and all that jazz. Grandmillennial style? It's not just a trend, it's a cozy, chic way of life. I'm here for it! ....as much as my husband hates it all haha

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happy DIYing! Alicia