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Room Reno #49: Grandmillennial Dining Room

Welcome back to Room Reno #49 here at The Sims Resource! Today we’re helping a Sim who wants to embrace the maximalist trend (also known as Grandmillennial, a combination of ‘grandma’ and ‘millennial’) in her dining room. Let’s meet her!

Meet Alyssa!

Alyssa is a fashion writer who recently moved to Newcrest from San Myshuno so she could have a house with more space. The one issue is that a lot of her new place as a lot of empty space, and the dining room in particular has been a challenge. It feels too big and empty with the furniture it came with, so Alyssa has come to Room Reno for help in making it feel like home. Her favorite aesthetic is the grandmillennial aesthetic, a form of maximalism that focuses on the warm and cozy along with color. Let’s see what we’re working with!

The Before

This is a really big space for a dining room that I don’t feel is being properly utilized. For one, the table is too small to fill the room properly, and the windows feel like they’re making the room smaller instead of larger. The play area in one corner is cute, but Alyssa is a single Sim who has no need for it. The single cabinet in one corner is a little strange–in theory, there would be a matching one, or a full set of built-ins, but instead there’s just the one. There’s a lot of potential in this space once you get past the confusing elements. Let’s get planning!

The Planning

The layout of this space is going to be pretty simple. A long dining table (longer than the current one) will go in the middle of the room. A colorful carpet will go underneath it to help add some color, and a big, art-deco fireplace will go along the bottom wall of the room to make the room feel taller and more grand. An assortment of plants will be all over the room, but most prominently along the top wall, where I’d like to put some big, feature plants. Let’s get building!

The After

While the maximalist trend might not be for everyone, I think there’s something really charming about it. That’s probably because of the ‘grandma’ part of ‘grandmillennial’–a ton of different colors and patterns together makes me think of my grandparents’ houses, which of course makes any space feel cozy and filled with love. I’m really in love with these green velvet dining chairs, something I could never have in real life (four cats makes any kind of upholstered furniture a scratching post), but a girl can dream.

Thanks for checking out Room Reno #49: Grandmillennial Dining Room! If you liked this blog, check out Room Reno #48: Earth Day Greenhouse or our guide to building tiny homes.  Looking for something else? Read all about all about the newest CC Manager Update or learn about every way a Sim can die!

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