Millennials like their homes to reflect their individual styles and are conscientious about choosing environmentally friendly fabrics and finishes, according to interior designers who shared their observations about young homebuyers’ tastes with The Las Vegas Review Journal.
This generation favors do-it-yourself design and hobbies involving crafts, the designers said. So it’s no surprise that they are into Pinterest, and are more than willing to collect photos of swatches and room layouts that can help custom builders, remodelers, and designers see and understand what they want to buy.
Here are 10 trends that the interior designers said appeal to young homebuyers: simple furniture; bold colors; whimsy; bling; open spaces; low-maintenance; sustainability; natural light from big windows and skylights; outdoor rooms, even small ones; sophisticated-but-fun.
As more millennials start to buy homes, architectural styles are likely to change to reflect their tastes. This group is generally well-educated and more multicultural than older generations, and serious about using resources and space efficiently.
Las Vegas designer Kimberly Joi McDonald told the newspaper: “Millennials, in conjunction with rapid changes in technology and global business, are having a revolutionary effect on architecture and design.”