In a direct rebuttal of the minimalist styling trends that have become popular, maximalism is busy, bright and eclectic.
Pieces of different colours, patterns, textures, eras, shapes and cultures are thoughtfully curated and layered, surrounding you with the things you love.
This design style is bold and highly personalised, and there’s no room to be timid.
But even though maximalism favours excess, it’s not about overcrowding or hoarding – you have to know when to stop so that your maximalist space doesn’t become chaotic and overwhelming.
When it comes to colours, this is one design style that enthusiastically extends its middle digit to the rules, and lets you party like it’s 1999.
Go bold, go rich, go bright – just go with whatever makes you happy.
Mix different patterns in similar tones to create cohesion, and balance colours by pairing deep, rich hues with acid brights.
Graphic wallpapers and bold tiles are a great place to start, and instantly set the scene for a maximalist room makeover.
Fabrics and textures are another opportunity to create contrast, so include velvet, chintz and silk.
Adorn the walls with a mixture of original art, wall décor and prints to create a curated look.
Maximalism lets you be creative with your wall art, so hang that gorgeous kimono you brought back from Japan, or frame a piece of the sari you treasure from your trip to India.
Maximalism allows you to unapologetically make the room all about you, where you’ve been, what you love and what you dream about.