How to Spot Millennial Inspired Interior Design for Your Home

If you notice any new (or old) interior design trends in stores lately, you can thank millennials! The millennial set have been seriously inspiring interior design trends, whether they’re bringing back vintage styles from before they were born or creating their own unique trends!

Pops of Color
While using pops of color is not exactly a new concept in interior design, millennials are especially known for loving this style. In addition to brightly-colored vases, picture frames, and accent pillows, there are tons of fresh new ways to bring color into your home. Many millennials achieve a more colorful look by purchasing candy-colored appliances, such as a toaster or Keurig coffee maker, and let the colors speak for themselves against an otherwise bland kitchen. Using pops of color in new and clever ways is just one important way millennials have been changing the interior design landscape.

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Modern Minimalism
Another trend that millennials have been loving is modern minimalism. A minimalist home typically consists of the basics. For instance, a modern minimalist kitchen would have sleek, elegant versions of basic appliances and minimal countertop clutter, aside from a vase of flowers or bowl of fresh fruit. This design style is growing increasingly more popular among millennials, who are starting to distance themselves from the gaudy, loud interior design trends of the 80s. You may even notice this modern minimalism style while looking through the Charlotte homes for sale!

Materials like velvet, corduroy, and satin are having a big moment lately. These textures, which were once thought of as “dated” because of their popularity in the 70s, 80s and 90s, are everywhere now, and everything from clothing to home decor often feature these fabrics. To incorporate these textures in your home, start out small and purchase things like throw pillows, blankets, and ottomans. If you want to make a bigger statement, try more prominent features in a trendy fabric, like curtains, duvet covers, or sofas. Introducing different textures into your home decor is a great way to try a new look without fully committing to a trend.

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Space-Saving Design
These days, many millennials are gravitating towards apartments rather than houses. Because of this, there are tons of ways to save space while also staying trendy. Something that a lot of millennials have been embracing is the open floorplan trend. The demand for loft and studio apartments has gone up significantly, and millennials are getting creative with how to make these types of spaces work. A platform bed is a great way to create more storage space in a way that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional, and can be DIY’d to fit any apartment. Moving bar carts are also popular decor pieces in many millennial apartments. Bar carts can be moved from room to room and can be used to hold everything from extra drink glasses to beauty supplies.

Creativity is one of the strongest aspects of millennial interior design trends, and incorporating even one of these trends into your home can really shake things up and give your space a fresh, young feel!


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  • Alexandra

    What fantastic ideas! You have certainly given me some inspiration for my apartment, which needs some finishing touches. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  • azirtak

    I love the minimalistic interior design and this kind of reminded me of that! I love this black and white scheme!

  • Karisa

    I love these tips and will keep them in mind as I re-decorate a couple rooms in my house. i never remember to think about textures when choosing items.

  • Cris

    Pops of color is something I really enjoy! Millennials have some great ideas 🙂

  • kumamonjeng

    It is so smart to use pops of colors and one has to be brave enough to use the brightly colored vases, picture frams and accent pillows. Now I know how to re-decorate my living room now, I may go find some accent pillows to refresh the whole place.

  • catherine shane

    I love the pretty nice design its very unique that in the first look that got your attention ., ‘

  • Amber Myers

    This is some nice decor! I’ve always been a fan of the pops of color. I need more of that in my home.

  • Jessica Taylor

    Being a millennial, I adore space saving designs! White open space is absolutely my favorite!

  • Evelyn Hernandez

    I love space saving design. As most are down sizing as it is no longer about the biggest house but it is about enjoying life without the financial burdens.

  • Kim

    These are some helpful design tips! I love open floor plans and the minimal clean look.

  • Tara Pittman

    I love the idea of a moving cart. My daughter is in an apartment with a baby so these are great tips.

  • Hollie

    I love fun decor like this. I’m in the process of redecorating our house right now too so I could definitely use it.

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    I long for a modern minimalist home. I have the modern home but with 6 kids there is always junk around. I must be the only one who really doesn’t appreciate flowers being given to me as I just thing “where on earth am I going to put these”. Your stylish look will keep me dreaming.

  • Kisha

    I think I’ve been a fan of modern millennialism before I even knew it was a “thing”! Ever since I was a kid, I hated clutter and unnecessary junk in a room. Simplistic design and decor is my thing.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I’m glad to see some more retro fabrics and designs coming back into fashion again. It’s fun to see how home designs evolves and changes over the years.

  • Daphne D Adams

    I would not consider myself a millennial but I like the style of this decor.

  • Latte Lindsay

    I love the ideas that we are seeing in design these days. I’m still more of a goth girl at heart but these do love pretty 🙂

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    it is hard to bash the taste of millennials. These are some seriously nice modern looks!

  • Louise Bishop

    Everything flows nicely and looks very clean. This is a really great layout!

  • Catherine

    I love the minimalist look…lots of open spaces with just pops of color and texture it’s a great way to keep spaces open. Loving these ideas!

  • Athena

    Although this is described as Millennial – to me it seems very cottage or house by the ocean “like”. I love it either way.

  • Carli

    I love the pops of color now. So much in my house is white but I have a few pops of color here and there. And I have a hot pink stand mixer on my Christmas wish list. That’ll bring some cute color into my white kitchen. I’m sure my husband will be thrilled.

  • Cara Cozy

    I love Millenial interior design lol My apartment has a lot of these aspects and I love it!!

  • Cindy

    I definitely like the minimalism theme. I am currently eliminating a lot of items from my home and it feels great!

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    i’ll keep these tips in mind for our new house. i usually like a lot more color than the basic minimalist look though

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  • Brittany

    Oooooh I love this! We definitely have a few pops of color in our VERY small space. I love your list. This is a fun post. Very inspiring. I think we need to update our place!

  • Surekha Busa

    What a great post and very informative as well. These will be a good guide for us not millenial.

  • Surekha Busa

    What a great post and very informative as well. These will be a good guide for us not millennial.

  • Preet

    Oh wow, the designs are incredibly designed for me lol. This is something that I really want.

  • Monidipa Dutta

    I love decors which are elegant and gives a fresh vibe. Helps to de-stress alot.

  • Michele Dennis

    These are some really great ideas that the millennials have ispired. Definitely full of inspiration! I personally prefer the more vintage styles vs the modern styles.

  • Hola Cheska

    Love your picks!

  • lexi

    i love the decor! the black and white bed sheets look so nice! i def want to decorate my room like this in the future!

  • Princess Quinn

    Love these tips! I honestly want some changes in our house and I’ll be able to use these ideas when I decide to start changing the interiors.

  • Khushboo Motihar

    I love minimalism and using pops of colour to decorate my house. Enjoyed reading your post on millenial inspired interiors.


    I love everything about this decor! It is minimalist and in addition it is so clean!!

  • Shannon Gurnee

    This is a really pretty setup! I love the colors and designs!

  • Heather

    There is a certain type of design that I’m really loving right now but I’m not even sure what you would call it.

  • mary jingjing

    space saving design is the most important thing for me when it comes to styling the interior of my house. great pointers, all noted!

  • Stella

    Thank you so much for your post, this is exactly what I needed since I’m planning to work on some rooms in my house.

  • Natalie

    Millennials are definitely the trendsetters these days! I love the interior designs you have showcased here – right up my alley!

  • NAti

    So many great tips for home DEcor! I must say that even though I’m not a Millenial, I definitely share most of these preferences for my own interior!

  • Jennifer L

    Oh I just love the aesthetics of this interior design. I seriously want those curtains for my room.

  • Becca Wilson

    I really love these designs. I am not very good at making a house very decorative – but I am always trying.

  • Blair villanueva

    Millennial is a huge disruption to many industry and a good opportunity to top this generation. They are open for fresh ideas and set aside the boring ones. Same with designing home interiors.

  • laura

    I love the black and white combo. Beautiful inspiration x