If you're a millennial, you know there's a huge difference between older millennials and younger millennials: older millennials may be established in their careers, getting married, and having kids, while younger millennials are only just starting to think about what their post-grad life will look like. It's a big demographic. And older and younger millennials make a lot of different choices about how they arrange their live. Because the housing market and millennial salaries make home ownership a distant dream (isn't being an adult fun!), many of us, younger and older millennials alike, find ourselves in smaller pads — but what's in our apartments can distinguish us from the other half of the generation.
Millennial aesthetics have attracted a lot of interest from businesses and trend-watchers; we may not have mortgages, but we do have defined tastes that absorb more global influences than ever before. Whether we're buying our furnishings from an actual store our parents might pick up an end table from, or still taking stuff off the street marked 'free,' we can be sure that our generational fellows are pretty much on the same page as us. Here are the tell-tale signs you're in an older millennial or a younger millennial's apartment.