Move over streamlined simplicity! ‘More is more’ as maximalism has made its way from the catwalk and into our homes… and its here to stay!
Time to embrace maximalism!
⚡ let it clash!
These days we are generally more confident about mixing colours and patterns. Consider the rise of shimmering velvets, opulent floral rugs, wallpapers & murals. We are braver with the interior design choices we are making for our homes.
The classic boutique hotel look (a neutral base showcasing elegant vintage combined with minimalist contemporary) has long been a popular look with clients. However, I’ve noticed a shift away from the greys and taupes towards richer, theatrical shades, like purples, spicy ochres and teals.
With the maximalist trend, along with strong colours, patterns are less intricate and more unapologetically bold. For an eccentric ‘lived in’ look, try pairing clashing vivid florals with wild animal print.
Chuck out the interior design rule book and layer different textures such as ornate silky Persian rugs, faux fur throws and velvet cushions. Keep things intriguing and throw in a few vases or jugs in conflicting metallic finishes or vibrant coloured glass. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Iris Apfel!
Lewis-based Anna Hayman Designs 70’s influenced patterned fabrics, wallpaper & art prints are definitely worth a look.
Those wanting to merely dip a toe into maximalist waters can check out charity shops for unusual animal inspired vases or vintage glass.
⚡ considered clutter!
When it comes to our homes, its personal touches that make these spaces so special. Whilst there will always be a place for sleek mid-century modern and cosy hygge comfort. However, some of us are stepping aside and celebrating the beauty of organised clutter.
As with any trends, my advice is to take inspiration and borrow anything that catches your eye, keep it authentic and above all to surround yourself with things you love!
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