The constant roast battle between boomers and millennials is some of the most entertaining stuff I’ve seen online. It can get pretty intense at times, but sometimes it’s all in good fun. Like when someone asked folks to share what they consider to be “Boomer Home Decor.”
The responses were quite hilarious and honestly, totally true. I’ve seen most of this stuff at every boomer home I’ve been in. Maybe we can do millennial home decor next?
Those ‘Live, Laugh, Love’ signs.
‘Cute’ knick knacks on the front porch and wall-to-wall carpeting.
Thomas Kinkade painting in the living room. Thomas Kinkade’s paintings are the easiest way to tell if I don’t like someone.
Covering ugly designed stuff with other stuff, like fridge cabinets or floral couch covers or wallpaper.
Yellow oak cabinets, pink in the kitchen that is called ‘coral’ or ‘cranberry,’ gold-colored fixtures, and knobs everywhere.
Stacks of newspapers.
The paintings of sad, big-eyed children that were popular in the ’60s and ’70s. A lot of people had them when I was a kid.
Cabinets with glass doors, and ceramic birds or figurines that are proudly displayed.
Houses that look as if nobody lives in them, and Architectural Digest photo shoot stuff in fixtures and other things.
The giant-ass wooden spoon and fork on the kitchen wall.
The urn with the ashes of Aunt Chloe.
Fake flowers. They can be tacky looking, but I think if people are rocking the 1890s style with candlesticks and whatnot, it can work.
All the home decor comes from Kirkland’s.
In the 1970s, just about everyone had a poster showing an orange cat hanging onto a tree limb with the words ‘Hang in there, baby’ or sometimes ‘Hang in there baby, Friday is coming.’ It was hugely popular.