With all the social media accounts and home reno shows out there, it’s no small wonder that many of us are blossoming home designers and stylists. And while each of us truly does have our own unique aesthetic, we are often influenced by outside forces. Millennials, in particular, have come to adopt their own home flourishes, combining retro throwbacks with more modern, minimalist approaches. From string lights and low-maintenance plants to wicker and macrame, here are some of the biggest millennial-led home decor trends.
Millennials are totally lit! Lending a hint of coziness and romance to any space, this generation loves elegant white string lights draped over furniture. These whimsical, stylish strands are a budget-friendly way to elevate your home. Find more tasteful ways to decorate with string lights.
Avocado green in a matte finish? Consider us green with envy! Once considered a retro shade, avocado has made a strong comeback in recent years thanks to a surge in chic furniture and decor pieces. Find more bright sofas that’ll bring personality to your living room.
Millennials love a classic bar cart with a contemporary vibe, like this glass-topped trolley with a shiny silver finish. Display all your best entertaining accoutrement the next time you have company. Not much of a drinker? Stock it with books, knick-knacks or non-alcoholic beverages.
Millennial pink, or blush, is having quite the moment. You can’t scroll through your Instagram feed or walk past a restaurant without catching a glimpse of its soft shade. You’ve probably also seen it in plenty of homes as well, specifically in living rooms and bedrooms. Take a tour of this tiny Toronto rental that’s a masterclass in DIY design and boasts lots of rosy walls.
We’re not talking one or two candles here. No, we mean a collection of various scents, brands and sizes in each room. Whether you’re looking for a natural way to perfume the air or using it as a means of de-stressing, candles are a millennial decor staple. On the flip side, unscented candles also happen to be one of our favourite ways to style an empty living room fireplace.
Macrame Wall Hangings
Looking for an alternative to traditional framed artwork? Go bohemian with a homemade macrame or tassel wall hanging for a simple way to elevate your space. Find more awesome living room wall art that makes a statement and goes beyond paintings and photos.
For an eco-friendly aesthetic, many are leaning on sustainable materials such as wicker and rattan in everything from storage baskets to light fixtures, like the example above. For more kitchen ideas, check out these standout sinks that will make you rethink your counters.
Millennials are all about creating cozy zen refuges where they can wash away their anxieties with a little help from incense or, most commonly, Himalayan salt lamps. Not only do they boost energy and blood flow, they also help purify the air. Find more zen home decor items that’ll bring tranquility and stillness into your life.
White Marble Surfaces
More often than not, millennials are drawn to crisp white marble surfaces and accents. Consider it a subtle nod to our passion for minimalism. We love our smooth, clean countertops! If you can’t afford white marble countertops, consider these 5 ways to score the look of natural stone with a limited budget instead.