We’ve previously reported on the red-hot trend called Grannycore. And it’s not just about fashion and apparel, dear reader. Nope. You can transform your home into a space that’s cozy, retro, color-splashed, and filled with florals. Maximalism reigns right now in both on-trend indoor and outdoor design schemes. If you’re in on this, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 12 cool trendy Grannycore outdoor home décor and furniture items fresh for summer 2021, including benches, pillows, tabletop items and more.
trendy grannycore home décor heads outdoor for summer 2021
When we brought you the scoop on Grannycore last month, we told you that this grandma-inspired style trend isn’t just for clothing. The interior design side of Grannycore is known as Grandmillennial, and yes, that means millennials are filling their homes with things that you might find over at Grandma’s house.[white_box]
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But now that summer is here, we are less interested in our indoor spaces than in our outdoor ones. We want to enjoy every moment in the pool, on the patio, or, at the very least, under the sun. And if you’re lucky enough to have a terrace, garden, or backyard, you may be interested in redecorating the place you’re going spend the rest of the season – so why not redecorate with Grannycore in mind?
Since so much of Grandmillennial consists of outdoor furniture anyway – so much wicker – you’ll find it’s easier than you may think to achieve your Grannycore upgrade. Before the summer hits its sweet spot, here are twelve suggestions for having the best – and most Grandma-filled – summer of your life.
12 trendy ways to bring grannycore style to your outdoor home décor and furniture this summer 2021
1. Wicker Love Seat
We did warn you about the wicker. It is key to Grandmillennial design, and even Grandmillennial interiors are full of it. So if you have an outdoor space to furnish, you’re definitely going to want to consider this adorable wicker love seat. Hand-woven and weather-resistant, this will last all season, and store easily when the cold comes in the fall.
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2. Flamingo Paradise Outdoor Pillow
Another key to Grannycore is its adjacency to maximalism. It’s not about having some pieces your Grandma might like – it’s about having all of the pieces your Grandma might like. You’re committing to a vision. So, while this pillow perfectly fits the part on its own – nothing says over-the-top like happy pink flamingos – we recommend getting as many explosively-patterned pillows as possible. Grannycore is all about the mix-and-match.
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3. Pink Beach Umbrella
Depending on the space you have at your disposal, you may be looking for a beach umbrella. Well, this is the one we recommend. Grandma would approve of its tassels, and the rest of us approve of its peachy stripes. And with its UV and water-resistant canvas and eco-friendly timber, it also happens to do a great job of being an umbrella.
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4. Sienna Red Rocking Chair
What could be more Grannycore than a rocking chair? In Sienna Red wicker, this rocking chair has a fresher feeling than most – making it the perfect chair to bridge the gap between you and your Grandma. You can rest, soak up the sun, and you may even feel inspired to take up needlepointing.
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5. Gingham Cushions
Apartment-dwellers, it’s possible that the only outdoor space you have at hand is a teeny tiny balcony. No problem – you can still participate in Grandmillennial. Grandma loves gingham, and these adorable floor cushions will fit in even the most miniature of spaces. Grannycore can be modified for any lifestyle, and that’s what we love about it.
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6. Side Table
Another small piece that’s goes a long way – West Elm’s wicker side table. Though it comes in white, we think that the lapis better suits the Grandmillennial style. Add this to an outdoor space of any size, and you’ll have a little bit more of a Grannycore feel – plus a cute place to put any summer drinks.
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7. Floral Cabana Chairs
The secret to Grandmillennial is choosing the version of something that has the loudest, brightest pattern of them all. That’s why we love these cabana chairs… in floral. These pieces are completely handmade, and the canvas looks like something Grandma might have in her yard. You’ll want to lie in this chair all summer long, and you can even prop up your feet on the matching stool.
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8. Hamptons Croquet Set
You know what your summer needs? A fun game to play with your friends. And of course, you’d better make it one that Grandma could enjoy. After all, a big part of Grannycore is adopting “Grandma’s” hobbies. This Hamptons croquet set from Scully and Scully works for four to six players, and can be used for both formal and casual games. It’s easy to store, easy to transport, and will look nice in your yard. Maybe you can even invite your Grandma over to play.
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9. Daisy Drinkware
And of course, you’re going to want to have people over to your Grandma-fied space. While you’re entertaining, consider making use of these summery floral glasses. Since they’re vintage from the 1970’s, they are really and truly Grannycore. And the set comes with eight glasses – enough for a small party.
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10. Yellow Porch Swing
This yellow porch swing is a ray of sunshine. Just looking at it helps us to imagine summers at Grandma’s house, relaxing in her backyard. If you have the room, a swing like this one might be exactly what the season needs. Soon your guests will feel as cozy and comfy at your house as you once felt at Grandma’s.
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11. Perissa Umbrella Table
Blue and white ceramics are quintessentially Grandmillennial, and this table might be what you need to complete your Grannycore exterior. One would make a strong focal point in a small space, and many would help to bring the maximalism to a larger deck. Pair with a matching umbrella – or one that doesn’t match at all. With Grannycore, it’s your choice.
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12. Vintage Yellow Hammock
Grandma, but with a twist. Though it’s true that a hammock may not be your average Grandma’s favorite place to sit, this one still radiates Grannycore energy. Maybe it’s the sunshine yellow, or the drippy tassels, but we could easily see a lounge chair like this in Grandma’s yard – and now in yours too. Remember, Grannycore is about putting your twist on Grandma’s favorite things.
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outdoor grannycore home décor and furniture is a Thing in summer 2021
Those are our picks for 12 cool trendy Grannycore outdoor home décor and furniture items perfect for summer 2021, including benches, pillows, tabletop items and more. What do you say, dear reader? Feeling a bit of chintz in your future? No school like the Old School.
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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.