CREATE A GRANDMILLENIAL LIVING ROOM
Our Creative Lead Natalie Campbell takes you through the process of creating a Grandmillenial inspired livingroom
What is Grandmillenial style?
Coined "Granny Chic", this interior trend draws inspiration from what some of us might consider 'traditional' or 'stuffy' interior design. If you conjure up images of clashing fabrics, doilies, tea cosies, bric-a-brac, trinkets and tchotchkes you begin to get an idea of what this trend is all about. Whilst we love and support the grandmillenial purists out there, we've taken a slightly more contemporary twist on this interior trend in our guide below.
Step 1 - Research & Moodboards
A great place to start planning your Grandmillenial living room is by collecting images that inspire you - combine magazine cut outs, photos and print outs to create a visual map of what you have in mind. You can do this with paper print outs and glue, or if you're a tech whizz you can use editing apps like Photoshop or canva to create a digital version. We wanted to create a living room that was inspired by the Grandmillenial trend so we've combined style elements from this trend with more contemporary elements.
Top Tip: Use your moodboard as a starting point but don't feel you need to stick to it 100% - it's there for inspiration and you can change it as you go!
Step 2 - Decorating
To set the scene for your grandmillenial living room start with a delicate base colour on the feature wall - consider soft pink, mauve, ivory or champagne tones that will help create a subtle backdrop. Once you've got your wall painted you can use this key colour as the basis for building your look. For our living room we chose a delicate blush pink because we wanted the wall to contrast with the artwork we chose for the space (Our Juniper, thyme and gin prints all have fresh green tones)
Painting Tip - Test out different colours using cheaper swatch pots before committing to litres of paint. Fresh paint always changes colour once it's dried on the wall, so it's worthwhile taking the time to find a shade you are happy to go with.