Vintage designs have made a comeback in recent years, and they’re going by a new name: Grandmillennial. Yes, you read that correctly.
To break it down, “grand” refers to grand, traditional aesthetic, similar to what you see in your grandmother’s home. Think bold prints, tassels, fringe, embroidery, textures.
Millennials, the 25-40 age group, are the ones taking this and weaving in modern designs. It’s a step away from mid-century modern, but this current style juxtaposes old-fashioned patterns with contemporary pieces. As for the phrase itself, it originated in a 2019 House Beautiful article; it’s synonymous with “Granny Chic.”
We love the personality this style brings into a home! Here’s how you can incorporate Grandmillennial style with your window coverings. (And if you want to get your feet wet first, consider crafting pillows or tablecloths from our fabrics – get them by the yard!)
Play with Patterns
Popular vintage patterns include chintz, baroque florals and glam jungle. You can achieve this with the V&A William Morris Collection or any of our flower designs.
If flowers aren’t your style, art deco is another Grandmillennial design to incorporate with its geometric patterns and linework.
Try Different Textures
Instead of velvet furniture, try out velvet drapery with our Jewel Tone Drapery! The soft texture can contrast with hardwood floors or nearby tables. On the flip side, perhaps your window coverings will bring in the natural warm wood look with woven wood shades. Edge binding is also a way to apply texture to your woven wood shades or roman shades.
Is the Grandmillennial trend for you? Call or chat with one of our Design Consultants to learn more! Call (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!