Life is too short for minimalism. Sure, money can’t buy you happiness, but our possessions bring joy to our life, reflecting our personality back into our home. While for some people a calm, neutral home might be their idea of heaven, there’s no shame is going in the complete opposite direction. As big lovers of colour, prints and extra details, we’re obsessed with the maximalism trend, letting you fill your home with all your favourite things. While it may look scary, adding prints and colours to your home is simply a process of letting go and having fun. Here’s how to do it…
What Is Maximalism?
The exact opposite of stripped back minimalism, maximalist interiors are full of colour, patterns and prints. Believing that more is more, the trend is full of kitsch vibes and is totally unique to you. Letting you enjoy your belongings and fill your space with your favourite things, maximalism is defined by its fun and freeing look. Cara Delevingne's home is a perfect example...
#1 Colour Scheme
The best thing about maximalism is that you can entirely make it your own. With no set colour scheme to get involved in or no strict must-haves for the trend, you can implement any colours you like. For us, we love emerald greens paired with bold pinks and prints like leopard print or dalmatian. Allowing you to totally customise your look and follow the colour lead set by your favourite things, artworks and trinkets, let your heart tell you what colours you want to fill your home with.
Ensuring it doesn’t all become too much, maximalist interiors pair perfectly with understated natural wood furniture that serves as a touch of neutral tones. Certain to go with any colours or prints you introduce; rattan furniture will create a uniformity in the space to tie the whole room together. Also perfect for adding table tops and surfaces to place frames and candles, you can’t go wrong with wood furniture.
Adding printsto your home can feel daunting, but don’t fear clashes! Print combos and clashes will immediately add life and interest to your home, so have fun with it. Think leopard print footstools, dalmatian print storage trunks, banana leaf patterns and more. Creating a look that’s vibrant and full of life, you can be as heavy handed as you like, adding loads of patterns or just one or two sparingly.
A key part of maximalism is comfort, contrasting the cold minimalist look with plenty of mixed textures. Velvet, sheepskinand big knit blankets, create a soft and cosy space letting the textures add to the decoration. Try draping sheepskin rugs over wood chairs, or opting for velvet storage stools for a little something extra.
The whole point of maximalism is to be surrounded by all the things you love. From artwork to favourite candles, books to hand-me-down vases, use your favourite things to decorate to create a totally unique look. Utilise books to prop things up or adorn your walls with a gallery of photos and prints so every corner is full of your personality.