7 Dreamy Home Design Trends Gen Z Started

by Tanya September 18, 2023

Gen Z values individualistic style and is passionate about sustainability, which is reflected in their approach to home design.

In recent years, Gen Z has popularised several beautiful home design trends that have taken the world by storm.

In this article, we will explore 5 home design trends that Gen Z started, and how you can incorporate them into your own home.

Whether you are a Gen Zer yourself or simply looking for some fresh inspiration, these trends are sure to inspire you.

1. Japandi interior design

Japandi interior style is a design trend that blends elements of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian design.

The Japandi interior style has gained popularity in recent years, particularly among millennials and Gen Z, who appreciate its clean lines, neutral color palettes, and focus on sustainability.

Japandi style features:

* Calming, tranquil, and peaceful neutral palettes.

* Beautiful craftsmanship with an emphasis on quality handmade pieces and natural materials like wood, linen, bamboo – no throwaway, cheap products.

* Simple, minimalist designs and shapes.

* Emphasis on sustainability, greenery and nature – eco-friendly aesthetics.

2. Warm neutral minimalist decors

Gen Z is moving away from cold grey and into earthy warm beige/greige tones.

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They prefer clean lines, neutral colors, and clutter-free spaces.

This trend is evident in the popularity of Scandinavian-style design, which emphasizes functionality and simplicity.

Less is sometimes more and neutral colours, clean lines, and simple furniture pieces can create a sense of serenity and calmness.

How can you achieve this minimalistic design? Looking around kitchen and bathroom showrooms for inspiration can help find a spacious and minimalistic design that suits your home.

3. Lots of plants

Plants are everywhere.

Indoor plants have become a major trend among Gen Z.

They are seen as a way to bring nature indoors and create a peaceful, calming environment.

From small succulents to large statement plants, Gen Z is all about filling their homes with greenery.

Did you know that plants also purify the air?

In 2023, we can expect to see even more indoor plants being used as statement pieces in living spaces.

Whether it’s a hanging plant, a vertical garden, or a potted plant on a shelf, incorporating plants into home decor is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

Learn more about vertical gardening. This trend allows you to grow beautiful plants against walls, fences, or on shelves, providing a lovely natural backdrop that also freshens the air. 

The presence of plants in your environment has been proven to lower stress levels, reduce fatigue, and improve mood. 

4. Upcycling and repurposing

Gen Z is big on DIY and upcycling.

They love creating their own unique pieces and repurposing old items.

This trend is driven by a desire for sustainability and a rejection of mass-produced, cookie-cutter design.

Upcycling involves taking old, discarded items and repurposing them into something new and functional.

Whether it’s turning an old dresser into a kitchen island or something as simple as using wine bottles as candle holders, upcycling is a great way to reduce waste and create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces for your home.

5. Vintage furniture and quirky retro pieces

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Gen Z loves vintage and retro pieces. This includes everything from mid-century modern furniture to industrial style. This trend is driven by a desire for a unique and individualistic style, as well as sustainability and nostalgia.

Gen Z are embracing their creativity and incorporating playful touches into their home design. Whether it’s a bold accent wall or an unusual piece of furniture, adding a quirky feature or fixture is a great way to inject personality into a space.

eBay is a goldmine for gorgeous vintage and one-of-a-kind mid-century furniture.

Vintage-inspired options or sleek matt neutrals will not go a miss!

If your cupboards and drawers are white, copper and wood are an excellent choice to pair them with.

Read more about the interior design trends Millennials started.

6. Low warm lights instead of bright overhead lights

Overhead lighting can make your home look outdated.

Instead, put cute table lamps on in any dark corners. They create a warm cosy ambience.

You could also improve the ambiance in a room by simply changing some bulbs with a warmer light.

7. Large standout art piece instead of a gallery wall

When Millennials loved a gallery wall, Gen Z like to hang 1 big artwork on their wall.

An oversized statement piece of art that demands attention is a trend that’s on the rise.

The trend has shifted towards warm textured abstract paintings. These paintings are characterized by their use of warm, earthy colors and the incorporation of texture to create a tactile quality that enhances the sensory experience of the viewer.

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