Residential | August 2023

Home Design Trends that Millennials Love

Home Design Trends that Millennials Love

The rising popularity of the KonMari Method has led many millennials to embrace minimalism in their homes. This generation is open to various design elements, including modernist clean lines, neon signs, brass accents, or blush pink tones. It's important to note that there's no single, defined aesthetic for millennial-designed houses.

As the largest group of current homebuyers, millennials are known for their creativity in decorating and designing their homes. Some common themes among millennials in home design include a focus on personalization, functionality, eco-consciousness, and the integration of smart home technology. However, it ultimately comes down to individual preferences and tastes, often resulting in a unique blend of various styles.

Here are some design/décor trends that top the list for millennials:

  • Pop of Colour and Art - Today's homebuyers are redefining the way they incorporate custom-made art into their living spaces. While neutral tones have become a prevalent choice, a growing number are infusing vibrancy into their homes through colorful wall accents, furniture, patterned wallpaper, and kitchen accessories. This creative approach adds unique character and depth to their living spaces.

  • Sustainable Materials – Generation Y is committed to infusing sustainability into their homes and daily lives. This commitment extends from eco-conscious building materials and energy-efficient appliances aimed at reducing their carbon footprint to the utilization of sustainable decor elements such as wicker, cork, and bamboo. Their inclination is towards embracing versatile materials for art, storage, and furniture, all while prioritizing natural ventilation and utilizing the natural surroundings for lighting instead of relying on artificial energy sources.

  • Outdoor Living Spaces – Millennial homebuyers prioritize dedicated outdoor spaces designed for socializing and relaxation, realizing their significant impact on physical and mental well-being. These areas may encompass expansive backyards, rooftop terraces, or balconies furnished with outdoor seating. Additionally, a prevalent trend in millennial homes involves incorporating low-maintenance plants such as succulents and cacti, beautifully showcased in contemporary planters, to enhance the appeal of these outdoor retreats.

  • Open Floor Plans – Millennials often value multifunctional spaces, frequently merging kitchen, dining, and living areas. They favor adaptable layouts, with sociable kitchens often boasting spacious islands for seating. Embracing home cooking and dining, these homebuyers show enthusiasm for open shelving to display cookware and ingredients in their homes.

  • Smart Tech Integration - Millennials are quick to adopt new technology for their homes, utilizing smart devices to make life more convenient and energy-efficient. This includes features like automated lighting, temperature control, security systems, and voice-activated assistants, along with smart speakers and appliances to enhance their daily lives.

  • Efficient Space Usage - Millennials prioritize efficient space utilization in their home designs. They focus on decluttering living areas and integrating practical storage solutions such as built-in cabinets and multi-functional furniture to enhance their spaces. Modern home interiors also include versatile workspaces to accommodate remote work requirements. With the merging of living and working spaces, Generation Y favors cleverly designed areas that can seamlessly transition between work and leisure.

Millennials who are now purchasing homes are shifting away from excessive art pieces and decorations, embracing functionality and minimalist design principles characterized by clean lines. They prioritize creating warm and inviting living spaces while expressing their individuality.

As a builder, the Brigade Group is dedicated to elevating urban living. Their contemporary homes in Paradise Block at Brigade Cornerstone Utopia are tailored to resonate with millennial minimalism. These residences incorporate aspects like functionality, sustainability, connectivity, and convenience, aligning perfectly with the preferences of the millennial generation.


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