Are You Ready To Max Up Your Home?

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

Maximalism is the More Is More interior design style that is in complete contrast to minimalism. And yet, don't think it's a clutter and undefined look, because it isn't! A feast for the eyes, this interior design style is soft, warming and inviting. This style conveys a sense of fun, quirkiness and allows you to bring things into your home that many would tut-tut at.  

Filling the space

The opposite of minimalism where everything is hidden, maximalism allows you to fill every space. Living space with pink sofa, one grey armchair and one green armchair

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Playing with colour

If you love playing with colour you'll embrace this style. Dark walls are in and plain boring white is out. Purple and gold living room with C shaped sofa

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Mixing the eras

Maximalist homes mix the eras with a variety of different furniture and furnishings. This isn't a mishmash of tatty old pieces, it's a creative array of items that function and work well together. Sit old Victorian next to tribal and rustic furniture and you'll get an amazing look that full of interest. White and cream striped wallpaper with a brown sofa in the forefront

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Pattern clashing

Think bold and daring. Break the rules and clash patterns to create a mesmerising look that's still kind to your eyes. Funky red geometric wallpaper in a small yet stylish guest room

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Texture combos

We all know that we should include a variety of textures to stop our homes from feeling cold and unfriendly. The maximalist homes uses textures at their very best to create a tactile and visual experience that's easy to live with. Exotic living room with brown wallpaper that shows a green intricate floral pattern, plus purple furniture

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Bright lights

Banish dim-out lights and soft ambiances. Go bright to excite and highlight all the wonderful aspects of your home. Whie dining room with low but long padded table covered in pink and grey cushions

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Go Kitsch

This style allows you to go Kitsch as much as you want! Look out for accessories that many turn their nose up at, include them in the mix! Seventies style orange and red wallpaper in an eclectically coloured warm living room

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Displays are everything

If you have collections and want to show them off, then do so – but don't go small, cover entire walls.

Looking up

Don't ignore the ceiling! This typically white space is a blank canvass for adding colour and pattern. Yellow and white wallpaper on a ceiling, then grey and white walls

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Evolution

Don't think you can get this look overnight, because if it's done correctly you can't. It can take years of searching for the right pieces, lots of switching and moving things to find their right position. Grey living room with red curtains, a blue rug and white sofa covered in red patterned cushions

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