Minimalism has become the most popular interior design style for years, but it may be nearing to an end for maximalism started taking its place. Maximalism is totally the opposite of minimalism, it’s about bringing all the fun into the house by playing with more colors, textures, and patterns. Decorating in maximalism means enveloping the house with more of those things.
There is no wrong way to apply a maximalist style to you house. All you need to do is simply adding more of what you love to your house. There is also no rules in decorating the maximalist way, just be creative to design a truly unique space of your dream. To help you begin, these are nine things you need to know to bring maximalism into your house.
1. Play with colors
Color is the foundation of maximalist design—lots of colors. You can start with one bold color and then layer upon that. When it comes to maximalism, you probably notice that dark colors such as black and navy blue become the common colors used. To rock a dark wall, balance things out using bold or bright accents and patterns.
You need to start surrounding yourself with lots of colors without worries. Nothing is too much in maximalist interior.
2. Create an over-the-top gallery wall
Gallery walls might be the most prominent feature in maximalist design. You can fill every inch of an accent wall with the arts you love. Use different types of styles of arts, and a mix of frames in a range of sizes. Just make sure you have a uniform spacing between frames.
Maximalism always gives more room for being creative and artistic.
3. Decorate with things you love
Maximalism means having more of everything. And by everything, it means more of your favorite colors, fabrics, or accessories. However, you don’t want your decor look too random. To avoid that, find a few colors and patterns to repeat throughout the room.
This room is rich with colors and ornaments, but still feel comfortable and luxurious.
Yes, books are a must have for maximalist decorating. The maximalist style will be every book lover’s dream. You can display all of the books you’ve collected, no more hiding it in the garage. They will look wonderful in floor-to-ceiling shelves, or stacked on side tables.
All the books, pictures, and personal objects make this maximalist room feel homely instead of crowded.
5. It’s also about comfort
Although minimalism and downsizing offer us comfort, those styles may lack the glamour that many people crave. You can merge maximalism with homely comfort by combining your most cozy decor with your favorite colors, patterns, and accessories.
It’s really possible to create a comfortable oasis with maximalist style.
6. Embrace floral
Maximalism is perfect for those of you who love cheerful colors and patterns. The easiest way to create a cheerful maximalist room is by incorporating warm color palettes with floral patterns. Simply decorating with fresh flowers can do the same trick.
There’s nothing more gorgeous than flowers to inspire a great work of art.
7. Match with boho-style decorations
It’s possible that maximalism can effortlessly attract those boho style fans. Both styles share a similar theme of gorgeous “fullness”. That makes it easier to embrace maximalism while keeping your boho roots.
It’s as simple as throwing all the boho colors, patterns, and ornaments in the mix in a maximalist way.
8. Accent with vintage pieces
Anything can fit into your maximalist space, including the vintage furniture you love. This mid-century modern furniture can be very minimalist, but its vibrant colors can express the maximalist style.
Vintage maximalist bohemian room—why not?
9. It doesn’t have to be perfect
It would be way more fun to decorating your house without having the pressure of perfection. In fact, maximalism works best when it’s imperfect. It is important that you have some unifying colors and patterns in the decor, but you don’t need to stress over matching furniture or colors.
If you feel like you don’t have enough styles, you can always mismatched the furniture.
Do these ideas make you interested in maximalist style? To start, you don’t have to 100 percent commit to maximalism. Instead, you can borrow the best part of the trend to transform your home.