Millennials Agree: These Boomer Home Trends Are Bomb

There isn’t much that boomers and millennials agree on, but some boomer home trends get the millennial stamp of approval. See which boomer home trends millennials say are all that.

1. Maximalism

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Now that millennials are decorating homes of their own, they can’t get enough of the maximalism trend. The trend was popular in the 1980s, and today, maximalism encourages the individuals to decorate for themselves instead of the next homeowner. Maximalism says embrace the design that brings happiness to your everyday life and live for you.

2. Terrazzo and Terracotta

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Terrazzo and terracotta floors were popular in the 1960s and 70s, respectively, and this beautiful tile is making a comeback with the millennial generation. The warm red tones of the terracotta tile make the perfect romantic earth tone, and the varying colors of terrazzo allow millennials to embrace multiple colors instead of the monotone look of past trends.

3. Jewel Tones

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We are all tired of the beige and grays that became popular during the home renovation shows peak, and one boomer home trend millennials love is the bold jewel tone decor. A beautiful sapphire blue tiled shower or emerald green kitchen island is an ode to boomer home trends with a fresh millennial spin.

4. Exposed Brick

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Exposed brick is reminiscent of the industrial style made popular in the 1990s, and this boomer trend remains timeless in everyday home design. Apartment living for millennials is that much more trendy when you have a beautiful exposed brick wall to decorate with. 

5. Houseplants

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Millennials love houseplants, and the houseplant craze became big in the 1970s and 80s. So even though millennials aren’t giving boomers grandkids, do their plant babies count?

6. Gold Finishes

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Gold faucets, knobs, and handles were all the rage in the 1990s, and during the 2010s, they were replaced with chrome and matte black. Luckily, gold finishes are making a strong comeback, and millennials love the lavish luxury of this boomer maximalist style. 

7. Open Floor Plans

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Before the 1980s and 90s, open floor plans were unheard of, but thanks to boomer home trends, family living became the focus of the new design. Millennials love entertaining, and having the kitchen as the heart of the home is one thing both boomers and millennials can agree on. The open floor plan seems to be a home trend that will stand the test of time.

8. Kitchen Islands

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With the start of open-concept living, the kitchen island became popular in the 1990s. Millennials love kitchen islands for their multi-use function. Connecting with family and friends is so much easier when everyone can be together, and the kitchen island allows everyone to share the space easily.

9. Chalk-Painted Furniture

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Chalk-painted furniture became popular in the 1990s and is still popular today. This boomer trend is popular with millennials because it is an inexpensive way to refinish an old piece of furniture. With the cost of living on the rise, any way to save money is a thumbs up from millennials.

10. Wallpaper

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For years, millennials were told wallpaper was outdated and the worst trend out there, but thanks to the rise in maximalist style, wallpaper is making a much-needed comeback. This boomer trend has been altered slightly to fit a more millennial aesthetic, but it seems the stigma of wallpaper has finally gone away for good.

11. Thrifted decor?

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Thrifted decor isn’t just cheap; the treasures that can be found and repurposed are just up a millennial’s alley. Makeover a thrift store find using paint or any other material you want to make it unique and fit your style. You can thank your Grandma for this one.

12. Gallery walls but with a modern twist

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Remember the Home Interior brand and the home parties where you could order complete wall decor sets? They had it all, and you could make a gallery wall to be envied back in the day. Take a cue from that boomer trend and mix up your gallery wall to add more than just pictures in frames.

Are You Guilty of These 12 Boomer Home Décor Blunders? Find Out Now!

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Does it feel like you are walking into a time capsule every time you visit your parents or grandparents? With these 12 outdated design trends found in boomers’ homes, it definitely can be. 

How To Use Flower Wallpaper To Decorate

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Flower wallpaper has been popular for centuries, and it’s easy to see why. Floral wallpaper designs may have changed over the years, but it’s still a common choice when decorating our homes. Here’s why and how to use it in your home.

Update Your Kitchen on a Budget by Painting Cabinets

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Renovating a kitchen is one of the most expensive home remodeling projects. Most of the kitchen remodel cost is often associated with replacing cabinets. Painting cabinets is a great budget-friendly solution to updating your kitchen without breaking the bank.

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