9 Stylish Millennial Decorating Trends [#5 Is Our Fave!]

How Millennials Are Decorating Their Apartments Today

Are you thinking about revamping your apartment? As a millennial, you might be curious about how other people your age decorate. 

Perhaps you’d rather be a leader rather than a follower when it comes to decorating. If that’s the case, hold your horses because you can be a follower and a leader at the same time.

Just because you want in on some secrets doesn’t mean you can’t still come up with your own style. This list of millennial decoration trends will give you some ideas that you can take and make your own.

If you’re feeling stuck on how to make your place look great, we have some ideas. Check out these nine millennial decorating trends for inspiration.

Generation Z should take note!

1. Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are perfect for showing off your favorite accessories and books. There are tons of different designs to choose from, too.

A few examples are: 

As you can see, there are all sorts of open shelves to consider.

Stacked books and succulent plants (which we’ll discuss below) both look fantastic on an open shelf. There’s also the option of framing and displaying a few of your favorite photographs.

Come up with a beautiful display. If you don’t like it, you can always switch it up later. 

Floating shelves invite ingenuity, so don’t be afraid to decorate them however you’d like. 

2. Funny Rugs

Adding some personality to your apartment never hurts, especially in the form of a rug or two.

Keep yourself and your guests entertained by including a few rugs with puns. For example, you might get a welcome mat that says, “Shut The Front Door,” or a kitchen mat that says, “Smart Cookie.”

Funny rugs are good for a laugh, and they’re also a great way to show off your personality. 

Select a humorous rug that’ll bring an instant grin to someone’s face. It’ll help brighten a friend or family member’s day the moment they enter your apartment.

3. Succulent Plants

What’s not to love about succulent plants? 

Not only do they look beautiful in an apartment, but they’re drought resistant.

They’re not completely hands-off, though. These low-maintenance plants still need some watering and the right pots to do well. 

But after you get the basics down, your potted plants are going to look fantastic.

Some millennials go crazy with succulents in their apartment (you know it’s true!). But you can add the right amount of these popular plants without going overboard.

If you’re in love with the idea of having many succulent plants, display them on a single stand. Instead of placing them throughout the apartment, a wooden flower stand ought to do the trick.

All your green and colorful succulents will look incredible on a flower stand!

4. Bold Colors 

Don’t be afraid of using bold colors. Millennials love embracing color.

Consider painting your walls a bold color. Shades like teal, tangerine orange, and bright yellow look fantastic (as long as you don’t put them all in the same room).

Bold colors work well for accent pieces, too. They look great on vases, wall art, and more.

Gather your painting supplies and decorations and play around with the color scheme in each room. It won’t take long to find a palette you love.

5. Rose Gold Everything 

Rose gold is a beautiful color. It’s the perfect addition to a modern and trendy apartment, which is why millennials love it.

If you’re a fan of this color, consider incorporating pieces such as a rose gold wall grid or hanging plant holder.

Decorations in rose gold are trendy, modern, and will certainly make a statement. 

6. Chunky Knit Blanket

Chunky knit blankets make the perfect addition to any apartment. 

Millennials appreciate them because they are soft, cozy, and they look nice.

Put one in your living room and drape it over your sofa. Not only will it be functional, but it will please the eye as well.

When it’s a gloomy day, this type of blanket is perfect to use while curling up and reading a good book. You may be so comfy that you fall asleep, and that’s okay! 

7. Trendy and Useful Bar Carts 

A stylish bar cart makes it easy to have drinks wherever you are. 

Get one with wheels so you can transport it from the kitchen to the living room with ease. 

Instead of having guests go to the kitchen for drinks, put drinks out for your guests on a moving cart. You can roll the cart into the living room and they won’t have to lift a finger.

When you’re not using a bar cart for drinks, you can use it to store something else. A bar cart is multifunctional and holds all sorts of things, such as TV remotes.

8. White Marble Accessories

If you’re looking for something stylish yet functional, get a few accessories in white marble.

A few items to consider are a white marble cutting board and a pen holder. 

White marble complements a room with a neutral palette, but you can still pair it with bold colors.

Start stalking some interior designers’ Instagram accounts or hop on Pinterest. You’ll glean advice on how to decorate a variety of rooms with white marble.

9. Cinematic Lightboxes

Cinematic lightboxes bring a dramatic and unique look to any apartment. 

Find one that comes with color-changing lights and gives you the option to create words. 

Once you locate the perfect spot for your lightbox, it’ll steal the show! 

In Conclusion

As a millennial, you have the decorating world at your fingertips.

There are so many different ways to spruce up your apartment that it’s hard to know where to start.

Before going to town, visualize the decorations you want to have in your apartment. With all these ideas, you should have plenty of inspiration.

Your apartment is going to look incredible by the time you’re done transforming it!

Editor’s Note: Dominique Daniels is the Business Manager at Broadstone Timbergrove, a luxury apartment community in Houston, TX.

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