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How To Style Grandmillennial In Your Home

Transporting us back to our childhood and injecting a touch of nostalgia, love it or hate it, grandmillennial is an interior trend which we’ll see take over our interiors this year. In this blog, we’ll look at what exactly the trend entails and how you can style this in your home too!

What Is Grandmillennial?

Grandmillennial, or granny chic, is a décor trend which is all about nostalgia, associating our interiors with that of our grandparents. House Beautiful has described the trend as being targeted towards those who are in their mid-20s to late 30s and appreciate old interior trends.

The style is all about combining modern elements with retro ones, think ruffles, playful prints and embroidered accessories. Millennials are tired of seeing the same interiors. So, grandmillennial is more about putting your own spin on your grandparent’s design, rather than replicating, and adding plenty of colours!

Modern hanging chandelier with blue fabric flex

Sleek Large Edison Pendant - 1 Wire – Brass, £39 by Industville (Image Supplied by @oakappledecor)

How To Style In The Living Room

When visiting our grandparents’ home, the living room is one of the spaces we tend to spend most of the time. Therefore, it is one of the places which many will incorporate grandmillennial.

One of the main features of the grandmillennial style is big patterns and bundles of textures. Adding statement wallpaper is a seamless way to incorporate the style in your home. This cosy living room interior puts a modern twist on the trend, pairing a wallpapered feature wall with exposed bricks, a touch of nature and our Brass industrial lights!

Living room with industrial lights and wooden beams

Barn Slotted Flush Mount - 12 Inch - Brass, £89 by Industville (Image Supplied by @annas_attic_interiors_shop)

How To Style In The Bedroom

Colour can make a room come alive and what better place than in the bedroom? Grandmillennial focuses on that warm fuzzy feeling you used to get walking into a home full of love, and as the bedroom is the room we retreat to at the end of the day, we want to feel cosy and at peace. 

When it comes to the types of materials to use in your home, it is recommended to opt for high-quality materials which are able to stand the test of time, such as copper, brass and reclaimed wood. Not only will they last longer, but the raw materials add bunches of character!

Textures are essential when it comes to grandmillennial, bringing style and depth. The below bedroom interior has put a modern twist on the classic trend. The wallpaper becomes the focal point in the space, paired with a touch of mustard and a cluster of our Sleek Pendants were styled together to create a modern chandelier! 

Hanging modern chandelier in a bedroom

Sleek Large Edison Pendant - 1 Wire – Brass, £39 by Industville (Image Supplied by @oakappledecor)

How To Style In The Bathroom

Nowadays it isn’t as common to feature wallpaper in the bathroom, but rewind to the 70s and 80s, and it was. Floral patterns are associated with the trend, and the chintz style wallpaper looks incredible in the below bathroom, paired with a retro radiator and our lights. 

Searches for bathroom interiors have increased in the last few years, proving to be a popular room to decorate. The room is used to get ready in the mornings as well as relax in the bath at the end of the day; it is vital to ensure the room has sufficient lighting.

Here at Industville, we’ve invested in our range of waterproof lights, including our bathroom IP65 lights which can be placed in zone 1. Functional and stylish, our Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Globe Flush Mount in Brass looks stunning paired with the statement wallpaper!

Bathroom with vintage wallpaper and industrial lights

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Globe Flush Mount - Brass, £75 by Industville (Image Supplied by @thecheshirebathroomcompany)

How To Style In The Kitchen

As well as bathroom interiors, searches for kitchen interiors have also seen an increase. The room we spend time cooking, socialising and working, it’s an incredibly versatile room, and grandmillennial adds cosiness and warmth to the space.

Grandparents are known for their cooking and incorporating this style in your own kitchen will bring back fond memories of happy times and wonderful smells. Pair country cottage chic with grandmillennial in the kitchen for a style like no other. 

Featuring a patterned splashback, white panelling and our elegant Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant we love the vintage charm the room radiates. Our range of glass lights are unbelievably versatile, the ribbed shades cascade light evenly around the space, as well as suiting any style you wish, especially grandmillennial!

Industrial hanging lights in a vintage kitchen

Brooklyn Glass Dome Pendant - 12 Inch, £109 by Industville (Image Supplied by @little_stone_house)

How To Style In The Conservatory

Pair grandmillennial with the biophilia trend to create a tropical sanctuary. Traditional floral wallpaper isn’t a style for everyone, but botanical print wallpaper could be. We tend to feel happier when we’re surrounded by greenery and nature, and the conservatory is a great place to place plants and patterns.


Green and brass look seamless when paired together, our Brooklyn Cone Wall Light in Brass is placed in the below conservatory, adding a touch of vintage luxury to the space!

Conservatory with vintage floral wallpaper

Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch - Brass, £79 by Industville (Image Suppied by @happy_number_38)

How To Style In The Dining Room

Dining rooms with rich tones and elegance are miles away from the stuffy, formal ones which we remember from childhood. Oozing style and warmth, grandmillennial is all about putting a modern twist on the traditional style. Mix and match colours, materials and accessories to add character and charm. 

A trio of our Brooklyn Dome Pendants in Pewter and Brass blend beautifully with the emerald green velvet dining chairs, dark blue walls and vintage wooden features. Combining busyness with nostalgia!

Living room with vintage lights

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter, £69 by Industville(Image Supplied by @siobhanhaylesinteriors)

Say It With Art

Whether you want to inject further character into your grandmillennial styled interior or if you’re unsure whether the style is for you, why not welcome unique artwork into your interior?

Here at Industville, we support local artists and give them a platform to showcase their art. We feature their art on our supporting art page, with so many styles and colours, we are sure you’ll find the perfect piece for you!

Artwork by local artists

Be Authentic

In any interior, it is vital to invest in high-quality products, as in the long run, they will end up saving you money. All of our products from our Glass Pendants to our Stools and Dome Flush Mounts to Cone Wall Lights are handcrafted by our skilled craftsmen, making each product entirely unique to you!
Glass light being formed in a mould
Like every style, it is essential to put your own twist on a trend. Whether you want to fully encompass grandmillennial or just add small, unique touches, make it your own! Whether it’s ruffles, chintz or embroidery, grandmillennial has the ability to add bundles of character and charisma.

Trio of hanging glass pendants in a kitchen

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69 by Industville (Image Supplied by @sagegreeninteriors)


Are you thinking about adding the style into your home? We’d love to see it! Share your interior with us on Instagram by tagging us @industville or by using our hashtag #Industville. Be sure to follow us for a daily dose of inspiration!

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