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  • Writer's pictureRachel Keller

Embrace the Bold: Why Maximalism is the Hottest Interior Design Trend Right Now

Are you ready to shake things up and inject some real personality into your living space? Well, get ready to dive headfirst into the vibrant world of maximalism! This is a look at the other side of the interior design world that our last blog, the rise of monochromatic color schemes, explored. As an interior designer with a passion for pushing boundaries and embracing creativity, I'm here to tell you why maximalism is stealing the spotlight and what it means for the future of interiors.

cottage style maximalist interior design

First let's talk about what maximalism is all about. Gone for many are the days of playing it safe with minimalistic décor and neutral color palettes (although I'm still a lover of neutrals!). Maximalism is all about going big, bold, and unapologetically expressive. Think rich, saturated colors, intricate patterns, luxurious textures, and an eclectic mix of styles that come together to create a visually captivating space.

So, why is maximalism trending right now? Well, in a world where we're constantly bombarded with cookie-cutter designs and mass-produced furniture, maximalism offers a refreshing departure from the norm. What I really love about it is that it's a rebellion against the notion that less is more and a celebration of individuality and self-expression. In a maximalist space, every corner tells a story, every piece of furniture has a purpose, and every color choice is an expression of personality.

example of maximalist interior design

But maximalism isn't just about making a statement—it's also about creating spaces that are rich in texture, depth, and visual interest (which can ((and should)) also be achieved in neutral or monochromatic spaces). By layering patterns, textures, and colors, maximalist interiors exude warmth and character, inviting you to explore and discover new details at every turn. From lush velvet sofas to intricately patterned rugs and statement-making art pieces, every element in a maximalist space demands attention and adds to the overall sensory experience.

Now, you might be wondering what maximalism means for the future of interiors. Well, I believe it signals a shift towards more personalized and authentic designs - so exciting! As people seek to break free from the constraints of traditional design norms, maximalism opens the door to a world of endless possibilities and creative freedom. It encourages us to embrace our individual tastes and quirks, allowing our homes to truly reflect who we are and what we love.

Moreover, maximalism challenges the idea that interior design should adhere to strict rules or trends. Instead, it celebrates diversity and encourages experimentation, welcoming a mix of styles, eras, and influences. In a maximalist space, there are no limits to what you can combine or how you can express yourself, making it a playground for creativity and imagination.

bold color maximalist interior design

But perhaps most importantly, maximalism encourages us to live boldly and authentically. By surrounding ourselves with things that bring us joy and inspire us, we create spaces that not only look beautiful but also feel truly alive. Whether it's a quirky vintage find, a vibrant piece of artwork, or a collection of cherished mementos, every item in a maximalist space has a story to tell and adds to the tapestry of our lives.

So, if you're ready to inject some personality and pizzazz into your home, why not give maximalism a try? Don't be afraid to mix and match colors, patterns, and styles to create a space that's uniquely yours. Embrace the bold, celebrate the eclectic, and let your imagination run wild. After all, life is too short for boring interiors!

Until next time,

Rachel Keller, Interior Designer & (Maybe I'm a...) Maximalist Enthusiast

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