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Maximalist Style- The Other End of the Spectrum

Minimalist style has been everywhere the last few years. Minimalism is defined by limited colour, simplicity, clean lines, and prioritizing what is essential. It has become a modern lifestyle hot topic, with many opting to pare down multiple elements across their lives, from home décor to fashion.

Maximalist style on the other hand, is the antithesis to minimalist style. It’s been a part if the world of design for centuries, and is making a comeback as of late. Where minimalism is about getting rid of excess and nonessential items, maximalism is more centered on design features like colour, shape, tone, and textures to create a space that is bold, and jumps out at you.

If maximalism is your cup of tea, how can you achieve this style? Maximalism is definitely not for everyone, and it can be one of the harder trends to achieve a balance with. It can help to have the eye of a professional with this one. If you are confident to play around with this style on your own, have fun with it! Incorporating patterns, vibrant colours, and textures to add dimension are a great place to start. When in doubt, select 1-2 showstopping pieces per room and layer your other elements throughout the space.

There is an underlying eclectic element to combining bolder features, so be mindful that there can be a lot of trial and error involved. At the end of the day, maximalist style allows freedom to curate and combine a number of fun and dynamic elements to create a space that is reflective of the individual.

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