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Grandmillennial style is an interior aesthetic with very definitive tastes.

We adore:

  • Traditional interiors with charming twists,
  • Bright colors,
  • Bold patterns, especially romantic florals and preppy lines,
  • Chinoiserie,
  • Antiques,
  • & That little extra embellishment, especially if it’s monogrammed!

But don’t bore us with all white spaces, minimalism, or that mass produced farmhouse trend!

Identifying as a grandmillennial and understanding your preferences is only the first step. 

Decorating in the grandmillennial style takes time. It takes building a collection and acquiring special mementos from travels, family, and the good old fashioned thrift hunt. 

Actually, finding that fabric, coffee table, rug, or work of art for your grandmillennial space is it’s own frustrating challenge altogether!

Oh! And let’s not forget that pesky caveat – the budget. Many of the traditional designer brands favored by the grandmillennial are costly! If you’ve ever priced D. Porthault linens you understand!

That’s where the Grandmillennial Shopping Guide for Affordable Decor comes into play.

Why get lost and discouraged spending hours searching online when you can use this directory for home furnishings, textiles, and decor?

This guide is specifically curated to showcase affordable brands and shops that have that special grandmillennial flair!

The shopping guide is divided into categories to help you find things easily. Click on the tabs below to see the shops in each category and look out for exclusive discounts:

Decor

Grandmillennial Decor Resources

Relaxed & Polished

Brooke & Lou

10% off for P&P shoppers, use code PENDER&PEONY10

Brooke & Lou features decor and furnishings for the stylish home that also must be life-friendly. Created by a team of interior designers, this brand understands combining one of a kind pieces with functionality for a classic look with thoughtful details. I’m ogling their lighting collection, particularly this petal pendant, and these woven wicker baskets. The line also offers a lovely selection of furniture, pillows, and wallpapers.

Target

Affordable decor with smart style makes Target one of my go to stores for inexpensive home decor. I am particularly fond of the Threshold and the Opalhouse lines for grandmillennial decor.  What I’m currently loving:

 

Lo Home by Lauren Haskell Designs

Exclusive 15% discount, use code PANDP15

Pastel perfection in elegant home decor with a charming sense of whimsy is how I would describe this home decor line from designer Lauren Haskell. Her shop offers affordable ginger jars, pillows, wallpapers, and lamps in customizable patterns, colors, and monograms. I’m personally obsessed with the velvet pillows in hydrangea blue, the Chinoiserie garden wallpaper, and the brushstroke ginger jars.

Mark & Graham

For chic personalized decor, Mark & Graham is a staple. They offer monogram-able goods in just about everything from tableware and throw blankets to desk goods and doormats. Be sure to check out their monogram-able melamine dishes and customizable trays.

 

Colorful & Eclectic

Jaye’s Studio

Organize and decorate with hand painted tole in stylish, preppy patterns and lots of pretty colors. Jaye’s cachepots are perfect for organizing and their trays, like this flora citrus one, are perfect for entertaining and bar cart styling.

Furbish Studio

Features unique finds for the home in bold colors and vibrant patterns with global influences. I always check out Furbish’s art selections and barware.

Chinoiserie

The Enchanted Home

Hunting for the perfect Chinoiserie accent to add to your grandmillennial space? You’ll find it at The Enchanted Home shop! New blue and white asian ceramics and wicker accents abound! Put these bird ginger jars on either side of a fireplace for the right finishing touch or use this tulipiere on a sideboard. Prices are a bit high, but you’ll use these pieces for years to come.

For more affordable Chinoiserie decor see this post!

Tableware

Grandmillennial Tableware Resources

Fête Home

15% off for P&P shoppers, use code GRANDDECOR

Effortless, stylish, and chic entertaining at its best – that’s what Fête Home offers! Their unique tableware collections curated around specially designed textiles make setting the table a pleasure for even reluctant hostesses. I’m loving the classic elegance of the dapper collection and the playful color of the new bohemian collection. Fête Home also offers home decor, pillows, and furnishings.

The Pink Daisy

20% Off for P&P shoppers, use code PINKDAISY20

Setting fine tables for 40 years, The Pink Daisy is your source for fine china, wedding gifts and registry, and other entertaining luxuries. If you are hunting for Bernardaud, Caspari, Mottahedeh, Reed & Barton, or Vietri it is your go to! This tortoiseshell flatware set would look stunning on a summer tablescape, and I’m drooling over these tobacco leaf placemats!

Pottery Barn

We all know and love this home decor and furnishing brand. They offer a variety of aesthetics to fit lots of budgets and tastes. For us grandmillennials, I am particularly a fan of their timeless dinnerware collections. Everyone needs that set of everyday dishes, linens, and serving pieces for casual entertaining and family dinners. Start with any of their simple white dishes, throw in the classic linen napkins, and add some pretty stemware for the foundation of a great tableware collection.

 

Splurge:

Sasha Nicholas

If you are looking for elegant china with custom monograms, this is your shop! The monogrammed champagne bucket is stunning and could be used for floral arrangements too.

Textiles

Grandmillennial Textile & Wall Covering Resources 

Fabric By the Yard & Custom Home Textiles

Loom & Decor 

Features custom designer window treatments and fabrics by the yard. Handcrafted in the U.S. with a 2-3 week turnaround time and over 400 fabrics to choose from. Their custom bedding like this pink fretwork bolster is beautifully done!

Lacefield Designs 

This textile design studio, based out of Atlanta, offers unique, artisan designed fabrics that can be customized into pillows or bought by the yard for other home textile projects. I think the Amari navy fabric is divine for you fans of blue and white and the Barcelona botanical pattern makes my heart pitter patter!

Calico Corners 

This store is your one stop shop for all things home textile related from window treatments to upholstery. They have a wide range of fabrics, but their prints are particularly inspiring like this indigo floral silhouette pattern. They carry recognizable brands as well as some special designer collections from Dana Gibson and Kate Spade to name a few. They also offer a unique custom slipcover service!

Mill Agent 

For those of you local to Tennessee, you must check out Mill Agent. This shop carries all the big names like P. Kaufmann, Waverly, Swavelle, Fabricut, and Richloom plus more. They also offer custom drapery services. Unfortunately their website is not shop-able, but it is well worth a visit to one of their 10 locations in East TN area.

DecoratorsBest

The leader in designer fabrics online with literally thousands of choices. Their category divisions make it easy to find a fabric in a specific style like Chinoiserie or Boho! They also send samples for a small fee. I always check out their selection of “conversational” fabrics when I’m looking for something whimsical and bold like the Williamsburg Asian Arcadia fabric.

Designer Pillows

Wheaton Whaley

15% off for P&P shoppers use code grand

This speciality pillow and home decor shop, based out of Greenville, S.C., offers custom orders with a significant selection of designer fabrics like Schumacher, Thibaut, and Madcap Cottage sewn to perfection. I’m ogling these leopard print pillows, this green chintz, and the dragon pagoda pillows for that Chinoiserie punch. Orders typically take 3-4 weeks, but there is a ready to ship selection.

Wallpaper

Mitchell Black

I’m obsessed with the selection of wallpapers available at Mitchell Black. This home decor brand features special collaborations with designers and artists like Gray Malin. They also offer a variety of types of paper from peel & stick to pre-pasted and vinyl to actual paper. You fellow grandmillennials will particularly love the holly botanical paper and the wisteria blooms.

Macy’s

In terms of affordability and selection, Macy’s surprisingly has an amazing collection of wallpapers perfect for the lover of new traditional. From blue and white ikat to trailing botanicals and bold stripes to speciality textures.

For more on grandmillennial wallpapers see this post!

Bedding, Drapery, & Table Linens

LandsEnd 

When you want perfectly preppy linens with a Matouk like look but not that hefty price tag, go for LandsEnd! Their sheets are ultra comfy and durable with pretty details like scallop trim, cane embroidery, and of course monograms.

Marigold Living 

Supplies Indian block print fabrics made into table cloths, curtains, and bedding from grassroots Indian craftspeople. The traditional Indian motifs such as flowers and paisley are prolific, and I particularly love the blossom pattern in blue and white. It is simply stunning on these curtains.

April Cornell 

This is my go to chintz source for both home textiles and clothing~ really a must shop for affordable grandmillennial style! Think Laura Ashley but bolder and more colorful! I’m dying over this blue and white cherry blossom quilt, and this cottage rose tablecloth is a must have for summer entertaining!

Rugs

Rug & Home

Features rugs of all shapes, sizes, and styles. I have personally bought two rugs from them and been highly satisfied with their pricing and customer service. They even let you take rugs out on approval to view in your space! Based out of North Carolina there are several showrooms across the state, but their online shop is extensive and they offer free shipping. If you are looking for a traditional Persian style rug check this out or a preppy jute check out this!

Art

Grandmillennial Art Resources

Contemporary

Well & Wonder

A curated collection of art online featuring emerging Southern artists. From stunning coastal landscapes, unique figural, and colorful abstracts Well & Wonder has something to fit your grandmillennial space and budget. I am particularly attracted to the botanicals of Sallie Robbins Strickland, the bold abstracts of Amanda Petro, and the quirky ladies of Carrie Beth Waghorn.

Mason Brooke’s Designs

Looking for soothing coastal landscapes, classic Southern and Chinoiserie motifs like ginger jars, rose medallion, and magnolia? You will find all of that and more in the art work of Mason Brooke’s Designs. Shop her available works via Instagram and drool over works like this rose medallion plate and this sunset landscape.

Artist Collectives

With 4 hubs (Charleston, Nashville, Atlanta, and D.C.), this online resource for contemporary artists features memorable art works at affordable pricing. Don’t miss the impressionistic canvases of Lauren Ossolinski in Nashville and the bright, expressionist figurals of Lanie Mann in D.C.

Antique

Lost Art Salon

Nicknamed the “art apothecary,” the Lost Art Salon is a passion of its founders Rob Delamater and Gaetan Caron who set out to find new audiences for artists that were left out of the canon of art history.  Based in San Francisco buyers can shop online or at their gallery.  This is one of the best sources for modernist, vintage, and antique art. Particularly eye catching for grandmillennials are these fashion illustrations by Gibson Bayh and the soft, luminous landscapes of Duncan Davidson.

Vintage Printable

If you are looking for unique retro or vintage work of art, then look no farther than Vintage Printable where you can print art for free.  They provide printable digital images of public domain scientific and naturalist illustrations.  Great source for botanical prints like this tulip illustration.

Furnishings

Grandmillennial Furnishing Resources

Wisteria

Clean contemporary style with appropriate nods to past interior traditions is Wisteria home furnishings. This Chippendale etagere is stunning, and be sure to check out their selection of mirrors – my fave is this glass frame sea green mirror.

Wayfair

We are all probably fans of Wayfair! From the efficient search function to the variety of styles and the frequent sales to the free shipping over $50, it is a staple in the online home furnishing world. Its volume can be a bit daunting, so I want to direct you grandmillennials to my favorite Wayfair lines for their charming, traditional styles: Charlton Home and Greyleigh. Don’t miss these grandmillennial appropriate furnishings:

 

The Decor Market

Looking for reasonably priced furniture with style and comfort? Decor Market is your shop with the best prices on brands like Safavieh, Uttermost, and CSP. Here is the wicker bar cart of your dreams. This glass and gilt Inga coffee table would look stunning in a grandmillennial space paired with this velvet chaise.

Birch Lane

Traditional furniture in sturdy classic fabrics. I’m obsessed with this Fairchild slipcovered sofa in this ticking stripe – clean lines, elegant skirting! Range of pricing and variety of styles that could easily fit into any grandmillennial space. I’m also looking for a project to use this pale pink cabinet with gold rectangular pulls. Any volunteers?

Houzz

Another popular favorite that doesn’t need much introduction, but Houzz is more than a shop. The online brand also offers design inspiration as well as professional reviews and listings for designers and skilled tradespeople. On the grandmillennial’s shopping list:

 

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Society Social

Talk about a grandmillennial’s dream heaven! Society Social from N.C. has all our favorites from bright pastel colors to tailored lines and whimsical patterns to entertaining essentials. Probably best known for their brightly hued rattan bar carts, they now offer a wide range of upholstered furniture and case goods. Their pieces are on the pricier side, but if it is a classic furnishing like this grasscloth console you’ll keep for decades it may be worth the splurge. 

Frills

Grandmillennial Frills Resources

Candles

Vance Kitira

Looking for the perfect dinner table tapers? Vance Kitira timber tapers are the answer – they last up to 15 hours, come in every color imaginable, and are unscented so nothing interferes with the glorious aroma of your gourmet food! I swear by these candles. There are lots of additional candle products, including pillars, scented, and unique shapes like these adorable sea shells.

Stick Candles

Sometimes you want a truly unique taper candle and that is where Stick Candles come in to play. They craft tapers in the shape of branches and twigs for a chic look. I particularly love the maple stick candles in robin blue.

Holiday & Floral

For Pete’s Sake Pottery

From Easter to Christmas, For Pete’s Sake Pottery has an entertaining or decor piece you need. This hand-painted, custom pottery comes in a variety of styles perfect for the grandmillennial. For the upcoming spring, don’t miss these charming bunny statues with Chinoiserie flowers or this blue and white planter.

Hoskins in the Flat

The most stylish and unique custom faux florals are available at Hoskins in the Flat! If you are local to East Tennessee, their shop in Clinton is a must shop destination. It is where I go for all the faux florals in my home because they only offer the prettiest most realistic looking faux florals, and they have an amazing gift selection as well.

Stationary & Paper

Giddy Paperie

Exclusive 20% discount, use code P&PGIDDY20

Are your note cards worthy of your chic persona? If not, head to Giddy Paperie to shop their lovely grandmillennial, preppy designs from citrus to pagodas and monograms to coastal fun. I’m a particular fan of these tulipiere stir sticks and the gingham bee note cards.

Hester & Cook

Get party festive with the charming designs of Hester & Cook! Based out of Nashville, T.N. this paper goods company creates the best paper placemats, party decor, and gift wrap in unique designs with character. Don’t miss the peony collection or the china blue collection.

Needlepoint

Lycette Designs

One of the brands that invigorated and garnered attention for us grandmillennials, Lycette Designs features modern and playful needlepoint canvases. Peruse their IG account while their website gets a facelift.

Pip & Roo

Preppy stitching at its best from cute animals and sporty paraphernalia to equestrian and champs canvases. I’m ogling the Veuve Clicquot canvas and this witty pun!

Antiques & Vintage

Antiques & Vintage Resources Coming Soon…

In the meantime, check out this post all about shopping thrift, auctions, and online for Chinoiserie decor.

Well grandmillennials are your revved up to finish decorating your spaces?

I hope this shopping guide for affordable decor helped you identify brands and decor you love! And that little extra discount that some of the shops so graciously provided eases your budget constraints.

Check back often as I will be adding more shops and brands to the guide as well as seeking out more discounts for you!

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