The Promiscuous Millennial Shopper
What is “in” today can be “out” in a week for the “Millennials”. We all have seen their lifestyles with the hipster coffee-house visits, Instagram unboxing-stories showing off their latest kicks or uber rides to the trendiest club night. In Everything, they have the urge to seek instant gratification with a mantra shop eat sleep repeat.
They shop promiscuously, love to live in the big cities with small houses and adapt to technology which can make them claim the fame of being Bold. If you can relate to this so far, you are on the right page at the right time. We at PS interiors have curated the latest millennial decor trends and bring across the flavor of the season (knowing very well your choices will change next season since you are a millennial!).
1. Multipurpose storage did you say?
What is the point of owning anything if it cannot serve you in at least 5 different ways!
We don’t know any millennial who doesn’t own the brightly colored IKEA storage boxes and uses them as a table or as a stool. Cost effective, simple, convenient and OCD friendly, these are the must-haves to save some space and organize your collection. You can tuck them beneath your bed, in your cupboard or even your car.
Just ensure the color matches your wall paint or your phone case at least 🙂
2. Everything rose gold and marble!
We are still not over the color theme of Tania’s Tea House. (Check out my blog post of that place). It is so easy to achieve luxury and simplicity at the same time at a lower price, if you choose this combination of rose gold and marble finish accents. You can host the perfect tea parties while listening to Drake or Buddha Bar, all you need is the right lighting and comfy cushions.
Caution: this combination is a tad bit girly but who doesn’t like that?
- Can my cushions be more expensive than my sofa?
Hell Ya! What Millennial thinks twice before splurging on the soft, fluffy, eye-catchy cushion? Call it a throw pillow, shop stopper, unicorn, arm candy you name it but claim it. These make so much sense as we forgot what was comfort without this! Also, these don’t go out of fashion easily.
Hint: they are an investment if you ask us so don’t think twice before buying.
- Alexa turn on the lights. Blink!
But wait, we thought Millennials don’t like things like Edison bulb because it is stuff from the past. Erm… no such thing! Edison bulbs will make you look smart if not cool. Choose from a wide range of digital bulbs and save your money for the next date night. Also isn’t it romantic to command the lights and woo your girl? If you don’t want Alexa or Melissa to control it, you can always opt for the motion sensor technology.
- Green Leafy Stuff
Succulents, cacti or anything in green is a must-have decor. Succulents have a thick, dense nature because they retain water …. like cacti. But we aren’t talking just about cacti when we’re talking about succulents. We’re talking about an array of green shades and fun textures that are alive and bring a bout of fresh air to any space of the house. We love using these to sprinkle around the house during the summer months.
- Who has time to paint?
The ageless discovery, this can convert any room into anything you desire and would cost you half the price and more the value. Millennials usually prefer neutral tones with bold prints which can give the small room a bigger breathing area. Sometimes just wallpaper on a single wall can do wonders. Make sure you have the eye to select the right texture, print or color.
Some stores we like to explore in Dubai
- Your best bet – Online (SheIn, The Bowery Company, Namshi and many more..)
- Dragon Market
- H&M decor
- Pylones (Dubai Mall, UAE)
- Virgin Megastore
- Urban Outfitters (not available in UAE)
- Forever 21
So what not to shop?
- Single purpose items
- Kids friendly furniture/decor (you might be on the wrong page)
- Plastic (because eww)
- Personalized items (Millenials we don’t like attachments)
- Intricate detailing (surely must be expensive)