You’ve likely heard of minimalist design before, but have you heard of maximalist design?
In this blog post, we’re sharing details on this interior design style and how you can replicate it in your home.
Before we begin, let’s first define maximalist design.
The simplest way to describe it is with the word more.
More of just about everything.
Maximalist design is about adding more of the things you love into a room. There’s no right or wrong way to achieve this look. The main goal is to create a unique, curated space.
This decor style is equal parts eccentric and individualistic to the homeowner’s taste.
How can you create a maximalist look in your home? Let’s find out.
4 Ways to Bring Maximalist Design to Life in Your Home
Towing the line between curated and cluttered can be difficult, but not impossible with this interior design style.
To create a more curated look, add a layer of cohesion to the space.
Let’s say you’ve picked gold as your color that’ll act as the thread that pulls all your design elements together.
With maximalist design, you can add gold throw pillows, a gold-colored ottoman, gold picture frames, lamps with gold bases, the list goes on and on. Although the rest of the room might include accessories with different colors and patterns, adding in pops of your main color will create a sense of cohesion in the space.
From a gallery wall to a statement piece, adding artwork to the space is a great way to put your personality on display.
Much like with every aspect of maximalism, there’s no right or wrong way to incorporate artwork. However, there are some suggestions. For example, when creating a gallery wall, consider using frames of different sizes, colors, and finishes. Or, flank a beautiful abstract painting with unique ceramic pieces on shelves or mounted directly to the wall.
Maximalist interior design encourages the use of a color and textures, so feel free to get creative with your artwork and wall decorations.
Before you add a variety of bold and saturated colors which are mainstays of this design style, start with a neutral foundation.
Everything from rugs to furniture and even coffee tables can be more subdued, and the maximalist design can come alive with the pieces and colors you add.
Think of it as a blank canvas from which you can create a masterpiece.
For example, a beige couch can serve as backdrop for vibrant pillows and throw blankets. Or, if you want to add a unique pop of color against a neutral wall, consider custom wood shutters. Our team will handcraft your shutters for a custom fit and look. This means we’ll even stain your custom wood shutters the color of your choosing at our factory in Perris, CA.
Patterns and maximalist design go hand-in-hand. Abstract, animal, and floral patterns are commonly used for lamp shades, wallpaper, throw pillows, furniture fabric, and more. The key to pulling off a pattern with maximalist design is to leverage repetition. Pick one pattern and build from there with variations of color and design.