The maximalist design stands for an aesthetic of excess and redundancy and it is the opposite of the minimalist design style. Here, more certainly is more. When it comes to interior design, spaces that were designed having this style into consideration often are extremely opulent, decorated, incredibly rich in colors, materials and texture, not to mention that patterns can be seen everywhere. Today, the Best Design Books blog explores yet another design moodboard that best reflects this style!
“Maximalism is the epitome of the passion, power and joy that can be expressed through a room, and is a much-needed switch up from the long-serving minimalism, boho and farmhouse norms” – Marilynn Taylor (interior designer)
Maximalism is all about bringing lots of colour, textures and patterns and make them all work cohesively into an interior, achieving a somewhat vibrant and elected style instead of a cluttered and chaotic one.
If you always wanted to introduce this type of design style to your decor but you are fearful that it will be too much, just start out in small doses, add, for example, colorful cushions in clashing tone such as hot pink and tangerine, but make sure your sofa is on the darker side. You can also opt for a bold wallpaper that will add all the drama your room needs.
“Chic maximalist style is a balancing act between eclecticism and carefully-thought-out design. To make sure that your interiors still feel connected even with a mix of colours, patterns and textures in the room, you should find a link between pieces to bring the room together.” – Barbeline Lusandu (textile designer)
Other phenomenal idea to spruce up your interiors with maximalist features is to juxtaposition different materials and styles, bringing the element of surprise into place and making for interesting home decor. Above all, make sure that you are telling a beautiful story and that every item in your room has a purpose!
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Sources: House Beautiful | Elle Decor