If you like to follow Grandmillennial influencers, then you may have seen a pattern here or there used repeatedly. You encounter it once, think it’s pretty, and move on. But then you see it again in a different home and think, Wait a minute…
That’s why I decided to write this post. There are some Grandmillennial fabric patterns you will need to keep in mind if you want to grow your understanding of this decor style. These are the ones you will undoubtedly see throughout many homes, Grandmillennial or not. They are classic in the world of design, and knowing them will give you a better grasp of interior decorating.
Once you know these patterns, you’ll notice just how prolific and impactful they truly are.
Lee Jofa – Althea
You can’t make a list of Grandmillennial fabric patterns without mentioning at least one floral pattern. There are SO many out there and Lee Jofa alone makes up a good chunk of timeless floral patterns.
That said, I’m only sticking to Lee Jofa’s Althea for now. I chose this pattern because it does a great job of encapsulating Grandmillennial design. It’s a floral print, there’s a pink, green, and blue variation and it’s busy but not too busy. It has just enough whitespace to let the flowers breathe.
This fabric pattern has been around for decades and it’s still printed today. It’s undeniably classic as it has successfully survived the test of time.
Brunschwig & Fils – Bird & Thistle
This is definitely one of the more busier Grandmillennial fabric patterns on this list, but Grandmillennial style has never been known for being simple.
I love that the vines on this pattern sway. It adds an organic touch that helps offset harsher corners and architectural details found in most homes. And the sense of movement that it creates deserves an A+ in my grade book.
Also, this pattern looks incredible as wallpaper. It really packs a punch and can make any simple room look like it deserves a spot in Veranda.
This pattern comes in a variety of colors. Brunschwig & Fils makes a brown variation of this pattern that would work well in traditional and transitional decor styles as well.
Mrs. Alice – Ikat
Mrs. Alice is one of the newer brands on this list, but that doesn’t mean the brand hasn’t done an excellent job of making a name for themselves.
Although Alice Naylor-Leyland founded the brand in 2019, the Mrs. Alice Ikat pattern is all the rage across many Grandmillennial social media accounts. I’ve seen it on wallpapers, fabric, and even tote bags.
And it is a great pattern. This ikat pattern is striped and the snake-like ikat curve complements many floral patterns. It perfectly balances traditional designs with contemporary tastes.
This pattern comes in a variety of popular Grandmillennial colors including blue, green, pink, and a soft brown called putty.
Sister Parish – Dolly
Dolly is technically a floral print, but it’s very unconventional. From afar, it looks like a stripe. But up close you can see all the little vines and florals that make it so interesting.
I like Sister Parish’s Dolly pattern because of these details. If you look closely, between every stripe is a scalloped strip that reminds me of lace. It makes the whole pattern look all the more feminine and dainty.
Dolly comes in various colors. I can see this pattern looking fantastic on a chair or a headboard.
Thibaut – Corwin
Like Dolly, Thibaut’s Corwin is a pattern that marries floral and geometric patterns together.
It’s a simple pattern with a lot of white space, but the half-drop repeat makes it appear busier. This makes it easily consumable. And its simplicity means that it will pair well with more organic floral patterns like Althea and Bird & Thistle.
This pattern is on a smaller scale compared to some of the other patterns on this list, so it will work well on small project pieces like lampshades, Roman shades, bolster pillows, etc.
Colefax & Fowler – Bowood
Colefax & Fowler’s Bowood is Corwin’s fancier counterpart. It’s a half-drop repeat of a flower but its style is less contemporary and more traditional.
The Bowood cabbage rose is reminiscent of 80s chintz, only it’s without all of the usual business. It’s Grandmillennial at its core: it takes a traditional motif and reimagines it to fit contemporary tastes.
Bowood is ideal for anyone who wants to introduce a Grandma-chic style without it feeling heavy or outdated.
Believe me when I say that this is a small – we can say minuscule – representation of popular Grandmillennial fabric patterns. I hope to add more to this list as I go through my feed and find homes and decorators as trends come and go. Let me know which pattern is your favorite in the comment section!