IN THIS POST
– What is a Maximalist Décor?
– Pick Vibrant Colour Palette
– Choose Bold Wallpaper
– Decorate with Different Furniture Styles
– Layer Your Home Accessories
– Play with Patterns & Prints
– Fill Your Walls with Art
– Display Your Prized Possessions
– Keep It Comfortable & Organized
Minimalist décor is considered the reigning trend within the interior design circles. However, let’s admit that neutral colour palettes, lack of decorative items and simple furniture may not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you are someone who prefers vibrant colours and bold accents, you should consider looking into maximalist home interior ideas. As the name suggests, it is an opposite approach to minimalism that says ‘more is actually more.’
What is a Maximalist Home Interior?
Contrary to popular opinion, a maximalist interior does not translate to ‘cluttered’ or ‘overdone.’
A maximalist home décor may not be clean and muted like a minimalist interior, but it is still well-organized, functional and visually appealing. To put it simply, maximalism is all about bold and vibrant patterns, cheerful hues, layers upon layers of different textures, warm and cosy furnishing, eclectic wall art and beautiful window treatments that scream luxury. Whether you are a fan of the Victorian, bohemian, traditional or modern style of furniture, you can fit something from pretty much every era into your maximalist home interior without making it look chaotic or overwhelming.
The key to having an endearing maximalist home interior is to adhere to as many rules or decorating as you can. All you need to do is ensure your décor choices are well-balanced, comfortable, and most importantly, practical. It must also reflect your personality and style.
Tips on How to Build a Maximalist Home Interior
So, how do you decorate a maximalist home? Here are some tips that will help you transform your space and embrace a maximalist lifestyle, even if you are decorating on a tight budget.
Pick a Vibrant Colour Palette
Vibrant hues are the foundation of a maximalist décor. The experts familiar with this trend suggest being generous with colours. The best way to go about it is to apply dark hues, such as black, dark red and navy blue, to your walls. You can then apply bright and bold accents to create a balance and add a creative flair to your colour theme. Luxe touches of gold along with bold colours such as pink and yellow go well with the spirit of maximalist décor.
The type of paint finish you choose can also have a huge impact on the aesthetic of your home. You can take a look at our tips on how to choose the right paint finish for different rooms as well as ways to get rid of the paint fumes.
Choose a Bold Wallpaper
Patterned wallpaper in bold colours can be a worthy addition to your maximalist home interior.
You can put a floral wallpaper on your living room accent wall to enhance the dark hues of the room. Similarly, a brightly-coloured wallpaper may go well with a light-coloured vanity, sink and other fixtures in your bathroom, making it look more spacious.
Maximalism is all about experimenting with different colours and designs until you find the one that fits your space the best. Therefore, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing wallpaper for your home. However, if you are only going to use wallpaper to create an accent wall, you should try and find something that complements the theme and colour palette of the room.
Here are some of the most popular types of wallpapers in Pakistan along with each of their pros and cons.
Decorate with Different Furniture Styles
There is no wrong way to decorate a maximalist home.
Unlike minimalist décor, where you are stuck with a contemporary or modern style of furniture, maximalist homes allow you to mix-and-match pieces from different styles and eras. So, if you come across a vintage armchair and a contemporary coffee table that you like, you don’t have to choose one over the other and can use both in your home. In a similar fashion, you mix traditional and mid-century styles to create a beautiful contrast, or even add a few modern pieces to balance it all out.
To learn more about furnishing, take a look at our guide on the popular bedroom furniture designs and styles in Pakistan.
Learn How to Layer Your Home Accessories
Want to decorate like a pro? Consider learning the art of layering décor to make your maximalist home interior look more interesting.
The beauty of layering lies in the unique combination of rugs, furniture, cushions, and accessories. You can use different textures by adding layers of fabric to your room, add a few plants to incorporate some greenery into your décor, and group together items of different sizes and visual weights. Don’t focus too much on making your room look too symmetrical. Instead, try and make sure it looks well-balanced.
It is recommended to choose a few bigger pieces, such as a couch and a coffee table, and then decorate around them. However, the basic rules of maximalism dictate not to overcrowd or over-accessorize. So, carefully curate each item and decorate them in a way that your layers look effortless.
Play with Various Patterns and Prints
Experimenting with different patterns and prints is one of the best ways to create a maximalist home interior. Incorporating floral as well as tie-and-dye patterns with animal prints can help uplift a room’s ambience.
Since maximalist décor gives you the freedom to tweak the typical rules of interior design, you can choose different types of patterns and prints that fit the ambience of your home as well as balance each other.
The best way to add this feature to your maximalist home is by choosing patterned curtains, printed cushion covers, vibrant upholstery, colourful runners and similar items that are both decorative and functional.
Hang Colourful Wall Art and Frames
Maximalist wall art means any type of wall art that is vibrant, colourful and energetic. Creating eye-catching gallery walls constitutes one of the cornerstones of maximalist home interior. Instead of having to stick with one style of artwork, you can play with different styles and sizes of paintings and photo frames to add some depth and personality to your home. Depending on your preference,
You can also display the artwork and photo frames on open shelves. In addition to that, adding a large gold-framed mirror can also add a touch of elegance to dark walls.
Here are some tips on how to choose the right mirrors on your wall.
Put Your Prized Possessions on Display
Maximalist home décor allows you to display your eclectic collections and prized possessions.
Whether you love collecting vintage crockery, colourful postcards or have a collection of guitars or skateboards, you can easily decorate your walls with these items or place them in an open shelf for maximum exposure. Decorating empty walls with collectables is one of the most creative ways to upgrade your walls on a budget.
Similarly, if you love books, you’ll love a maximalist lifestyle. While other décor styles may limit the number of books you can display, the maximalist décor encourages you to fill all the shelves in your living room with your entire collection. You can even stack some books on the side tables.
Keep It Comfortable and Organized
Although maximalist home décor gives you the freedom to break some mainstream design rules, it does not encourage making haphazard choices. While you are free to incorporate various styles to your home interior, it is imperative to create a connection between every item in one way or the other. Doing so would result in a cohesive theme, making your home look well-designed and well-organized. Otherwise, you may end up with a place that looks less like a home and more like a thrift shop.
So, what are your thoughts on decorating a maximalist home? Feel free to share your feedback and comments with us by dropping an email at email@example.com.
Meanwhile, for those who prefer a clean and simple home décor with muted colours and Scandinavian-style furniture, here are some great tips to keep minimalist décor from looking boring. You can also take a look at our guide on the basic elements of interior design and how to balance them.
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