The Do’s and Don’ts of Maximalism

November 14, 2019 No Comments
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Interior design trends are frequently changing. While minimalism has ruled for many years, there’s been a shift in trends recently, pushing maximalism into the forefront of home design.

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If you’re looking to capitalise on this trend, there’s a few do’s and don’ts you’ll want to follow. Below, you’ll discover some of the top things you should and shouldn’t do when adding a maximalism look to the home.

Do focus on layering

According to experts, maximalism involves focusing on meaningful layers. That is, only including items which reflect your personal preferences. Everything should have a purpose and be meaningful to the homeowner.

It can also be referred to literally, adding layers throughout the home. Take your window coverings for example. Layering the windows with blinds and curtains can add a much cosier, maximalism effect.

Don’t just scatter items everywhere

Although maximalism is pretty much the opposite of minimalism, it’s important not to go too overboard with your stuff. There’s a tendency for people to place as many items they can into the room, thinking this accurately represents a maximalist look. However, there still needs to be some organisation.

Without organisation, the room can look messy instead of trendy. So, organising items and placing the same types together, is a key way to keep your maximalist décor clean and tidy.

Do make use of bold colours

With the minimalism trend, the focus is pretty much on neutral colours. However, if you’re looking to focus on maximalism, you’ll want to aim for much bolder colour schemes. There are no limits as to the colours you can use. Enabling you to add much more of your personality into the space.

You also won’t want to focus on just one colour. A good maximalism trend combines a mixture of bold and rich colours. Experts suggest focusing on Moroccan or Indian inspired designs for their rich, luxurious colour schemes.

Don’t forget to add texture

Finally, don’t forget to add texture to the space. You can do this with soft furnishings, such as area rugs, curtains and throws. You could also use wallpaper to create a feature wall.

Try and make use of different textures such as sumptuously soft velvet, silk and satin. You can also mix old and new, adding texture via rustic style furniture for example. There are so many ways to experiment with texture so don’t be afraid to go all out when creating this look.

These are just some of the ways you can achieve a maximalist look in the home. It’s important to keep it organised to prevent the room from looking too cluttered. The great thing about the maximalist trend is that it allows you to add more of your personality into the home, making it a nicer place to relax.

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