You probably know what minimalism is. But what does a maximalist approach to interior decor look like?
Luckily that question is easy: saturated, passionate, textural. Maximalist approach to decoration is the total opposite of minimalism. It’s about power, passion and joy in design. Bold statements of glamour and luxury. Maximalism is bold color, detailed patterns and luxurious fabrics.
This philosophy believes that interiors need to be fun and exciting; they need to make you smile. A maximalist room stirs emotion. It’s all about excitement and passion, felt the moment you step into a room of rich colors and textures. Maximalism does exactly that, which is why it’s becoming so popular now.
When making maximalism work in your home, have fun and make it your own. Focus on patterns, colors and textures and then choose ones that really catch your eyes and bring you joy. Here are some tips to incorporate it into your own space:
If you’re not sure where to start, it’s best to start small doses so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. Bring in some colorful cushions in bright and bold tones, try scattering them on a plain sofa or simple chairs. Bring in velvets, knotted woods, and other textures you love. Once you get braver, you can add bold wallpaper to the room to up the ante!
It’s all about balance
Maximalist style is about balancing carefully-thought out design with eclecticism, so it’s important that you connect your interiors in order to bring the looks together. Create a balanced distribution of patterns, textures and colors in a room for a symmetrical space. Feel free to layer interesting features, adding depth to the excitement.
Tell a story
Add accents and pieces that tell a story. Maximalism works best when you have a common theme throughout the room, with each piece telling part of a greater story. Is your vision inspired by the cubist art movement, the woods by the lake, a mad scientist’s laboratory?
Make the space an extension of your personality
Always stay true to you and what you like. Let the room be an extension of your personality. Choose colors you love, prints that bring you joy and furniture that you adore!
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