The idea of a millennial getting out of their parent’s basement was not easy to imagine for a while. So it makes sense that a their homes would be packed with an interesting flavor. But these little snowflakes share many decorating interests.
Here are 8 things you are sure to run into at a modern big kid’s “crib”.
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The brightness and perky colors make a room happier than anything else could.
2. Leafy Greens
Salads are great, but these botanicals are an essential element of a millennial home. Quitting smoking wasn’t enough. We need to purify the smokeless air as well.
The air purifying effect of houseplants is common knowledge among millennials. Which is probably why large green plants make their way into almost every modern nursery. Breeding babies has become a very health conscious affair.
Head to your local hardware store or neighborhood nursery for your very own piece of nature for every room.
3. Bar Carts
The health benefits of those houseplants save space for indulgent libations. Bar carts have been hot for a good while, but they are an easily attainable necessity in a millennial’s home.
After enough House Hunters reruns, everybody “loves entertaining!” Having a bar cart nestled into a cozy corner is the perfect way to make that message known to visitors.
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4. Letter Boards
Because life is a meme, and your house should be too. Quirky quotes are a surefire way to forget about paying off student loans for life. And they’re pretty awesome for saying almost anything.
5. Banana Palm Print
Retro Tropical feels and Beverly Hills Hotel glam made easy. This print graces tapestries, quilts, pillows, phones. It’s EVERYWHERE. I’m a culprit too. I scored a cheap quilt and sham set for my bedroom a couple years ago, and luckily this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
It even made it’s way into a Friend’s episode circa ’98.
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6. Vintage Charm
Because Old in the New NEW. Industrial lighting and exposed duct work have been gracing the trendiest areas of urban areas for a solid decade, but this goes a step further. Thanks to Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper Frenzy, rustic farmhouse has us all inspired.
7. Gallery Walls
Of course. The perfect way to handle excessive white space in every home. Gallery Walls are a personally curated way to display whatever your heart desires. I can’t imagine these leaving the scene for a good while. Mixed woods/metallics/media. Anything goes.
Lucite Love has been around since the ’60s, It’s made a comeback thanks to its weightless, airy feel in cramped quarters. That, and it looks luxurious like glass would. A lucite coffee table is quintessential, but bookcases, trays, and chairs aren’t off limits.
2018 is looking to be another year of fun and charming decor trends to keep our design palettes pleased. Let this serve as a reminder that the new cool looks are becoming traditional essentials. Don’t worry about being too trendy, because these ideas are going to be around for a while.