Millennials, or Generation Y, are born roughly between 1980 and 2000, and they are the latest generation of home buyers that the real estate market needs to start addressing. Millennials are known for their fast-paced lifestyle, their love of technology, the need to express their individuality, and for their minimalistic approach as far as the style of their home is concerned.
Interior designers are therefore starting to lean towards a decorating style that is both functional and sustainable, as well as using different elements to create specific vibes that will contribute to a comfortable and intimate environment for them to relax in. This generation, which is particularly focused on reducing energy use in their home, usually appreciates the use of natural materials like wood and stone, as well as the introduction of pops of colour with brightly coloured appliances in the kitchen or coloured tiles.
Interior designers catering for this generation must also keep in mind their need for flexibility and for a house that can keep up with their ever changing lifestyle. Also, with the rise of social networks such as Instagram and Pinterest, it’s important to note that Millennials are constantly hit by images of aesthetically appealing homes and apartments, and therefore most of them are searching for a neat, beautiful to look at, property.