Maximalist design is not a new decorating trend. Wealthy people throughout history have loved to show off their stuff. When it comes to maximalist design , it’s all about excess, decadence, and extravagance.
Maximalist decorating is all about:
Bold saturated colours to give energy to the room
Unique architectural shapes like coffee tables, mirrors,
chairs, sofas, lamps
Lots of textures and patterns
Lots of layering
High impact pieces
It’s all about creating an interesting mix for the eye to enjoy and express your personality with excess.
3 ways to incorporate this trend:
Have a “Wow “ piece in the room. Your eye needs to focus on something to create a sense of Big. For example an oversized piece of art.
Create a packed bookshelf with a collection of books
Decorate your walls with lots of mixed art
Take things you love and layer them on a coffee table -books, candles, vases on a tray
Make your maximalist design homey with plush fabrics rich in colour and many patterned toss pillows
Enjoy decorating the MAX!
Written By Ellen Zworth
Design Specialist at Decorium