10 Places to Find Grandmillennial Decor That Feels Fresh and Cool

updated Mar 11, 2020
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Everything old is new again. From wicker furniture and skirted tables to vintage Mosser glass and botanical prints, retro motifs and staples are making a comeback, and the rise of the grandmillennial trend might have you itching to raid your grandparents’ home or local consignment shop. While some may view this aesthetic as stuffy or overly formal, many see it otherwise. The key is to pair retro items with newer ones, adding in funky color schemes, cheeky motifs, and showing a little bit of restraint. Comfort is always key, and the magic is in the mix.

Whether you’re just dipping your toes into this decor style or are ready to embrace it fully with open arms, we rounded up the brands and online shops that can help you do grandmillennial style right. Here’s what made our list.

Urban Outfitters

The scallop loop edge on this rattan catch all gives it a definite vintage vibe. You could put one of these guys on your entry table for keys or use it to corral toiletries and small hair accessories in a bathroom. If you lean a little boho but still like some more classic retro touches, you’ll find a lot of styles that will resonate with your version of grandmillennial decor at UO.

Buy: Priscilla Rattan Tray, $39 from Urban Outfitters

Anthropologie

Anthropologie offers an eclectic mix of the retro-inspired and modern with many products that embody the grandmillennial aesthetic to a T. From their floral wallpaper offerings to old school lighting fixtures and luxe velvet furniture, the brand has unique pieces with sentimental detailing that may remind you of visiting your grandparents’ house when you were growing up.

Buy: Maude Mural, $298 from Anthropologie

One Kings Lane 

Grandmillennial chic is all the rage, and One Kings Lane carries a wide range of brands that offer everything from furniture to accent pieces that can help you transform your space with the quintessential grandmillennial vibe. Case in point: This vintage jadeite Moser Glass drink pitcher, which will add an instant dose of character and color to your dinner table.

Buy: Flint Glass Panel Pitcher, $50 from One Kings Lane

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Kirkland’s

If houseplants plants are a hallmark of boho style, topiaries play a similar role in grandmillennial interiors. Some preserved boxwood styles can set you back a pretty penny, but Kirkland’s, a chain store you might have at a shopping center near you, has several faux models available for under $100. We’re partial to this tabletop boxwood in a willow pot. It’s a great size for finishing off a shelfie arrangement or topping a stack of books.

Buy: Boxwood Arrangement in Willow Pot – 9.5 in., $29.99 from Kirkland’s

Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs carries the best of the old and the new, even offering an array of products that can be customized in an upholstery fabric of your choice. We’re loving this freestanding metal floor mirror—it’ll definitely set your #OOTD selfies apart.

Buy: Bamboo Floor Mirror, $899 from Ballard Design

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The Inside

While these pieces might not be passed down from a grandparent, every item ordered from The Inside is custom. Talk about unique and personal! Bring a bold touch to your room with a whimsical skirted ottoman, available in over 100+ prints and styles (though we’re partial to this straight out of “The Royal Tenenbaums” zebra print from Scalamandre. Not only does this piece provide extra seating in a pinch, but it can also keep some of your extra stuff—linens, cold weather accessories—concealed.

Buy: Skirted Storage Ottoman, $349 from The Inside

Serena & Lily

Consider this Cali-cool brand a foolproof source for nailing the Insta-perfect version of the grandmillennial look. Their coastal style translates beautifully to the movement—between their rattan furniture, quilted bedding, and unique light fixtures, it’s easy to see why it has such a cult-like following. I mean, have you seen a better mix of old and new than in this textural table lamp? A pair of these would be perfect on living room side tables or nightstands.

Buy: Brighton Table Lamp, $328 from Serena & Lily

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Etsy

We all know of Etsy as a great spot for sourcing vintage finds, so naturally, it’s where the grandmillennial aesthetic, more or less, thrives. It’s a great platform to jumpstart a new cross stitch habit or build out your Mosser glass collection. Pro-tip: Use search terms such as “jadeite” and “hobnail” to find the really special, authentic pieces.

Buy: Cross Stitch Pattern, $3.85 from Etsy

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Biscuit Home 

The grandmillennial aesthetic translates really well into any room where linens are a focus, meaning dining rooms and bedrooms, specifically. Biscuit Home has an array of whimsical embroidered napkins that will go well with your picture-perfect charcuterie board. Or take it to the next level, and outfit your bed with a sweet and serene floral bedding set.

Buy: Bloomsbury Blue Bedding, Starting at $80 from Biscuit Home

Apartment Therapy Bazaar

Our own Apartment Therapy Bazaar is filled with hidden gems that will help you decorate in true grandmillennial style. With many vintage pieces up for grabs, you can find a wide range of furniture and decor items that fit the bill. These jade green bedside tables are an ideal example. Flank your bed with the duo, and watch your space instantly transform with a splash of retro-cool.

Buy: Vintage Dixie Shangri La Chinoiserie Nightstands, starting at $1,057 from Apartment Therapy Bazaar