Maximalism is a form or style of interior design that took origin as a counterpart for minimalism in interior design. Minimalism for a long time has taken over the domains of fashion, lifestyle and design. Minimalism has been regarded as one of the most popular styles in interior design.
Although less is more is a happening thing in the field of interior design, it can’t be always right, right? We mean come on there’s always more in interior design. Maximalist design is about accentuating the elements, colours, decor items. Maximalism encourages repetition of patterns, bold colours, statement pieces and items that are bigger and brighter which make the interiors come alive.
As opposed to minimalist design, maximalism defines interior design diametrically opposite to that of minimalist design. For instance, if you have a living room to design, maximalism encourages you to exploit the space completely to fill it with excess items but in order. Maximalism doesn’t mean going overboard with everything but rather it is about using every nook and corner of the space to its maximum potential. In the case of the living room, it could mean using statement pieces of lighting, furnishing the windows with curtains of the boldest colours and patterns. Instead of picking a unanimous colour for the entire living room, you choose a mix and match of different colours.
Now that we have a basic understanding of what is maximalism in the domain of interior design, this style can become overwhelming to begin with. With so many styles in interior design, picking the right style that fits well in your interiors and your heart may seem like walking on eggshells.
If maximalism had to be defined in a single phrase, it could be defined as ‘eclectic interior design.’ as the name suggests, go eclectic while picking the colours, patterns and items. At the end of it, you have got yourself a maximalist interior design. Well, did you think it is so simple? Of course not. There is a plausibility to go extremely eclectic and turn your interiors into a circus. Imagine having to live in a house so uncomfortable disturbing!