Why Millennials And Baby Boomers Disagree On Interior Decoration
We can now add decor to the long list of things Millennials and Baby boomers disagree on. As we grow, so does our fashion sense. Does the same go for decor preferences?
Interior design startup Modsy, which helps users visualize potential new furniture in their real-life rooms, decided to answer this question.
The platform conceived a free style quiz and then analyzed user date. They discovered that with the proper bedtime or the appropriate length of shorts, the young and the not so young see interior design styles differently.
Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are apparently obsessed with modern, minimal mid-century design, called “mod visionary” in the Modsy quiz.
Alessandra Wood, a design history PhD and the director of style at Modsy, isn’t surprised, she explains:
“Younger generations living in cities are likely living in smaller apartments and condos, so a minimalist aesthetic is more appropriate—perhaps even necessary!—for the size of their spaces,”
“Mid-century-style furniture tends to feel more open and less bulky, and is known for being ‘livable,’ which translates to both comfortable and stylish. Urban areas are also the prime location for the industrial aesthetic, with tons of converted lofts and newer buildings mimicking the loft-feel.”
Then the 55- to 65-year-old Baby boomers, who most often received “refined rustic” as their result on the style quiz. Perhaps life has taught them that a sharp-lined, sculptural armchair -a sure bet for Millennials– is not what you want to cozy up in.
And finally, the lastest generation born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s (a.k.a. Generation Z) seem to be in cahoots with the Baby boomers. “Rustic warmth” is the third most popular quiz result for them. Alessandra Wood said:
“For Gen Z, we’re seeing a resurgence in popularity of classic styles, but layered with an informal twist”