Mastering Maximalist Design

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Sure, minimalistic design is still popular. But when you’re looking for interior design styles that will leave jaws on the floor, maximalism is the way to go. This style urges you to go big with your interior designs, but it’s important to understand that you’ll still want to follow a few tips to get more from it.

Maximalism involves going big and doing so with confidence, approaching a room’s décor with the exact opposite approach of the classic minimalist design elements. Here are some tips that could help you get more from your efforts. 

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• Blend Styles And Periods – Maximalist design can easily cross over into clutter, but to avoid this it’s important to focus on eclectic looks that blend serious with playful, elegance with vintage, and more. A great way to go about this is to design in stages. Add a few pieces and then step back and relax for a few minutes, taking in the room. If it needs it, add more and then take another step back. This helps you avoid filling up a room too much but lets you reach the maximalist design properly. 

• Add Layers – There are two things to understand here. To begin with, try to focus on smaller accessories. Adding too many large furniture items can easily turn a room into a mess. Instead, look at artwork, accessories, lighting options, rugs, and other pieces and add them in layers. Additionally, don’t just throw a dozen things into a room just because. Instead, focus on adding layers of colors, patterns, textures, and styles to create a look that is well blended.

• Go Bold – Maximalist design should incorporate bold, rich colors that grab the viewers’ attention – but it should also use exotic styles and designs to create a vibrant tapestry of different elements that showcase your personality and taste. Blending European and Middle Eastern styles together may sound crazy, but when done correctly it really can work in a big way. This can be applied to furniture, wallpaper, artwork, rugs, and more to build up a room that is stunning and exciting to be in.

Simply put, Maximalism just isn’t for everyone. But if you’re looking for a bold way to create a room that really stands out and expresses your personality, it’s a design option that is worth looking into more. Take the time to do it right and if need be, consult with a designer who can help. The end result could lead to your favorite room in your home.

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