Maximalism is a loud style composed of mixed patterns, excessive, but curated collections, and saturated colors. Its strongly opposed counterpart minimalism encourages paring everything down to its bare minimum, but maximalism encourages utilizing your space in the boldest way possible. Maximalism is a loud style composed of mixed patterns, excessive, but curated collections, and saturated colors.
In the age-old battle between the austere and the lavish, sometimes more is just bolder, better, brighter. Often social media demands a craving for minimalism, organization, reflection, and barely seasoned soups. Which could be summed as “less is a bore”. Maximalism embraces decoration, pattern, color: all sorts of things that are vibrant, fun, expressive, and pleasurable. There’s also a certain magic to a space that’s visually rich and full. Walking into one of these spaces feels like you’ve been transported into another world. There are no rules to maximalism, interiors should be fun and exciting and give you something to be happy about.
Start in small doses if you are unsure where to start. Connect with a mix of colors, patterns and textures in the room, you should find a link between the patterns and pieces. Pick out a color that speaks to you. Tell a story, what you want to express with your décor. Remember to stay true to yourself, pick colors you love and prints that make you happy. Never feel pressured to buy into someone’s Instagram, just express yourself. Be true to yourself and tell your own decor story. The key to geting the look right is removing the fear of doing it wrong.
Some key points to maximalist decor, graphic and bold living:
Repetitive patterns in prints such as florals
, and animal print
Rich, bold color
Unique statement pieces
Mixing and matching of textures, colors and patterns
Multiples of items like books, statues, artworks etc.
Blending of styles
Maximalist wallpaper aims to create the wow factor when you walk into a room. This approach allows you to be free and open about the things you love, be they birds, flowers or multi-color art.
Maximalist fabrics use of bright colors and patterns. They are layered upon one another in a way that produces an instant wow-factor.
Some of our favorite maximal lines are Old World Weavers, Andrew Martin, Clarke & Clarke, Jean Paul Gaultier Nicolette Mayer,and Cole & Son. Whatever your design style we have over 100,000 patterns to chose from.
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