The latest trend in home decor is the perfect mix of what both Millenials and their grandparents adore, blended to form a new traditional style, and I am here for this preppy vibe. If you aren't sure exactly how to incorporate grandmillennial-style home decor for kitchens, look no further.
Below you will find:
- Frequently asked questions about grandmillennial style home decor;
- Grandmillenial style home decor books;
- Grandmillenial style kitchen inspiration;
- Mood boards for your grand millennial style kitchen;
- Specific products to shop for your grandmillennial style kitchen; and
- Music for your grand millennial-style kitchen.
Frequently Asked Questions About Grandmillenial Style Home Decor
Grandmillenial style home decor is a trend that mixes the modern traditional styles favored by millennials with the vintage, antique styles and brands favored by those of their grandparents' generation.
The following are considered to be part and parcel of grandmillenial style home decor for kitchens (and other parts of your home!):
Floral patterns and chintz
Bamboo furniture / accessories
Blue and green colorways
Fringe and tassels
Heirloom furniture in dark stained woods
(Sources: Better Homes & Gardens; House Beautiful)
Below are some of my favorite places to shop for grandmillenial style home decor for kitchens:
Macy's (they generally have great sales)
One Kings Lane
Pottery Barn (my personal home favorite; check for current discount codes)
Serena & Lily
Williams Sonoma (my personal kitchen favorite, especially for browsing)
Grandmillenial Style Home Decor Books
Since this is a blog that pairs books with lifestyle, I simply must share a few preppy coffee table books that feature grandmillenial style home decor:
Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style by Mark D. Sikes
New York Times bestseller
Beautiful is a "beautiful" book that's a preppy blogger favorite. It features grandmillenial home decor primarily with a blue and white, floral, preppy, New England coastal twist. I love how it is arranged by color and theme with references to specific pop culture icons and more that influenced the design.
And, the author just came out with a sequel!: More Beautiful: All American Decoration. This book is similar but has more global influences.
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon
Whiskey in a Teacup is one of my favorite coffee table book and it's PERFECT for fans of Reese's Book Club. It's filled with, among other things, grandmillenial style home decor with a Southern charm twist. And as a bonus, the recipes in it are fantastic as well! We make them all the time.
Grandmillenial Style Kitchen Inspiration
I scoured Pinterest to find you grandmillenial style kitchen inspiration, and I focused on pictures that I felt really captured the 50/50 mix of millenial + grandparent home decor style. Scroll through the widget below to get inspired:
Mood Boards with Grandmillenial Style Home Decor for Kitchens
In my research, I realized that grandmillenial style home decor for kitchens can really have a variety of sub-styles. You will want a cohesive look -- not just to throw every grandmillenial item you can find into your kitchen. So, I created the following mood boards "with a twist": coastal New England, Americana and Southern charm. Pin your favorite one to Pinterest!
To shop the items featured in the mood boards, keep scrolling past the mood boards for the Pinterest widget.
Related post: epic guide to the coastal grandmother aesthetic
Shop Grandmillenial Style Home Decor for Kitchens
To shop the grandmillenial style home decor for kitchens featured in the mood boards above (+more), scroll and click through the Pinterest widget below.
My personal favorites that I own and LOVE:
- this specific blue Italian Spode dinnerware (as seen in Nancy Meyers' movie kitchens; and if you see it on sale, it's usually a great deal!)
- this Waterford crystal (impeccable quality; we collect one or two at a time on holidays as gifts) and
- this specific vintage etched glassware collection (well priced and beautifully crafted for etched glass; great to give for gifts under $50).
Music for Your Grandmillenial Kitchen
Music actually inspired this post. Over the past few months, I've been seeing a lot of Instagram posts about the cozy, traditionalist movie home decor style of American filmmaker Nancy Meyers, of The Parent Trap, What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday, It's Complicated, and The Intern fame.
And I started listening in my own kitchen to the "Nancy Myers' Kitchen" Spotify playlist. I'm sharing it below for your own mood-setting as well:
That concludes all the best grandmillenial style home decor for kitchens.
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