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Update Your Home with the Latest Interiors Trends: Kitschcore, Newstakgia and Grandmillennial

Update Your Home with the Latest Interiors Trends: Kitschcore, Newstakgia and Grandmillennial
25 July 2022 Samantha Anderson

Interiors expert Catharina Björkman breaks down the latest trends and shares tips to achieving the looks in your own home.

Do you love an eclectic mix of colours and patterns? Or do you prefer a more neutral colour palette, with nods to classic vintage designs? Whatever your preference, there are easy ways to incorporate the latest design trends into your home.

Catharina Björkman, interiors expert at Contura woodburning stoves, says: “Our home is a reflection of our personality, so every home should be as unique as its inhabitants.

“Whether you prefer the muted tones of the Scandi inspired newstalgia, the colourful eclecticism of kitschcore or the soft chintz of grandmillennial décor, there’s an interior design trend to suit everyone’s individual tastes.

“And, whilst it’s not practical to be constantly updating your home in line with the hottest interiors trends, there are some easy ways to incorporate elements of the latest looks in order to create a unique personal haven and sanctuary, away from the demands of the outside world.”

Read on for Catharina’s guide to the latest interiors trends…


Newstalgia is the blending of the old with the new for a curated but contemporary aesthetic. Think Scandi neutrals and minimalism combined with upcycled furniture and classic antiques. And the great thing about newstalgia is that elements can be easily incorporated into any home.

Antiques add depth, richness and colour to an otherwise neutral modern space, so head to local charity shops, markets and, second-hand stores to source vintage gems.

Consider opting for one or two statement pieces that act as a strong base for the room, additional soft furnishings and furniture can be layered on top. A vintage rug, for example, is a great way of building pattern into your space without overwhelming a space.

In terms of colour scheme, newstalgia design principles promote a more muted colour palette – think terracotta pink hues, warm greys and soothing creams – but this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with colour.

Colour drenching – the process of choosing one colour and painting it across multiple surfaces – is ideal for this kind of décor. In fact, in small rooms painting a ceiling the same colour as the walls can help the room seem more spacious by reducing visual noise and creating that all important cosy feel.


A retro style, made up of colour and whimsicality, characterises kitschcore.

Choose pattern-forward soft furnishings in unusual colour palettes, embrace knick-knacks and quirky ceramics that spark joy, and allow your personality to shine through in your kitschcore haven.

To avoid overwhelming a space, opt for a neutral base on the walls and layer colours on top. Forest green and deep blue, contrasted with pops of vibrant orange and sunshine yellow. You could even choose an artwork that embodies this style or create your own gallery wall of artworks.

To create a gallery wall, start by measuring the wall space you want to update and clear an area on the floor of the same size. Fill the floor space with a mix of frames and have fun playing with different sizes, colours and shapes until you have the combination you love. A colourful mix of prints, photos and drawings works well. Then, simply affix the frames to the corresponding space on your wall and you have your very own gallery wall full of kitschy charm.


Think curated version of your grandparent’s house… 1940s chintz, floral and damask patterns and soft furnishings, complete with fringe and piping additions, but with a modern twist.

Grandmillennial décor is a classic combination of warm spaces made up of a mix of prints, patterns, colours and textiles galore. Pastel tones are key to achieving this aesthetic – soft pinks, wistful baby blues and relaxing mint hues, coupled with floral patterned cushions, lampshades, tablecloths and curtains.

And remember, no grandmillennial home is complete without a floral tea-set. These can easily be picked up in local charity shops. In fact, similarly to the newstalgia trend, second-hand stores are the perfect place to source vintage furniture, ceramics and artworks that will help you accomplish this trend at home.

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About Contura:
Contura is Europe’s leading manufacturer of wood burning stoves, offering an extensive range of classic and contemporary wood burners; from traditional insert stoves suitable for existing fireplaces, to freestanding statement models made with innovative materials such as soapstone.

Starting at £1,395, Contura stoves are premium yet affordable. Award winning, timeless Swedish design means the products complement or enhance any style of home, whilst also offering outstanding performance, maximum efficiency, practicality and ease of use.

Designed and assembled at the factory located in Markaryd, Sweden, and manufactured to the highest standards, Contura stoves are highly energy efficient, offering powerful convection, superior combustion technology and clean burning systems. Currently, 95% of Contura stoves are DEFRA Clean Air Act exempt and thus approved for use in Smoke Control Areas.

Contura stoves can be purchased through a network of 165 independent retailers nationwide.

Contura is part of the NIBE group, a Swedish manufacturing company producing world class solutions in sustainable energy across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Contura is a founding member of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) in the UK.

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