10 Essential Grandmillennial Home Decor Buys

Comfort at its finest, granny chic style isn't stuffy or outdated. It incorporates the best elements from the days of yore to infuse your home with a refreshed take on traditional.

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April 29, 2020

Whether you're looking to create a renewed aesthetic for hand-me-downs you've inherited or you desire a cozier atmosphere than the all-white spaces seen on Instagram, it may be time to lean into "grandmillennial" style.

Last found in your grandparents' homes, it's the design a lot of us grew up with but with a modernized twist. The rise of rattan, wallpaper and houseplants spurred the return to a maximalist granny aesthetic. Now the trend encompasses everything from skirted sofas to braided rugs.

Those who are drawn to grandmillennial design don't follow trends but rather find their contentment in the classics. Keep scrolling to see our picks for injecting this always of-the-moment style into your home.

Traditional techniques, such as wicker and cane, quickly infuse your space with a quintessential grandmillennial design. This plug-in cane pendant light delivers a nod to classic weaving, and the scalloped petal silhouette adds softness and charm.

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Dating back to the 17th century, chinoiserie is a European interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions. This peel-and-stick wallpaper allows you to bring the elaborate detailing into your home with the ease of knowing you can reposition it or swap it out without damaging your walls.

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Start by adding a vintage piece into your decor. If you don't have a hand-me-down or thrifted find, never fear. There are plenty of buys that have the air of antiques. This ornate gold mirror delivers a traditional combination of chic and historic.

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With the resurgence of cross-stitching and embroidery among a younger generation, it's no wonder that the granny chic style has had a rise in popularity. Even if you're not ready to needlepoint your own throw pillows, bring in the time-honored look with this delicate embroidered floral pillow and its fringe border.

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After years of ultra-sleek interiors and completely neutral palettes, it was time for a bit of harkening back to the cozy comfort we felt in our grands' homes. Try dressing your windows with these soft and sheer curtains in a chintz-inspired floral print.

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These are not your grandmother's floral displays. With real-to-the-touch faux flowers and dried bouquets full of modern blooms, such as Nigella orientalis and bunny tail grass, today's florals have a timeless feel that looks present-day.

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The easiest way to import grandmillennial style is through simple pillows, like these linen ruffled ones. Filled with down, these snuggly pillows add the right amount of femininity to your sofa or bed.

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It's hard to think of my grandmother's house without picturing tons of gingham. While I probably won't go down her path of covering entire sofas in the cottage fabric, a pretty tie-up shade adds a decidedly charming touch to your bedroom or kitchen.

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Can you truly call your style grandmillennial without a ruffle in your house? We think not. Grab this linen shower curtain hemmed with romantic ruffles to deliver the sweet look to your bathroom.

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This barrel-style chair with a scalloped seat back has a vintage aesthetic that will fit perfectly into your granny chic room. Upholstered in performance-treated velvet, the chair's rich autumnal shades (also available in verdant green and deep navy) usher in rich color to any space.

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