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3 Design Lessons We Learned From Maximalist Homes

When it comes to this decor style, more is the way to go


When one sees a home that embraces intricate details and patterns upon patterns, most people will say it is over-the top while others would think it's too much to handle. However, for those who love anything big and dramatic, it would look just right. 

With a mantra of "more is more," the maximalist style is definitely not for the faint of heart. It's about seamlessly blending exotic textiles, bright colors, and modern silhouettes without worrying about matching. 

Don't worry, even if you aren't too keen on huge changes, you can still learn a few things from this type of home decor. Check out our list of design ideas that you can try:

Main photos from: ELLE Decoration and Apartment Therapy.  

It's a chance to showcase your collection of collections.

While some would interpret it as clutter or even borderline hoarding, a wide display of a variety of items can be visually interesting and charming. Start by mixing vintage-inspired pieces with contemporary items to strike a happy medium between old world and present-day. You can also gradually add travel mementos and personal keepsakes to keep the look personalized. 

There is no such thing as mismatched items. 

Since the maximalist design incorporates a mixture of different styles, you don't have to think about pairing things properly. If you are afraid of clashing elements, you can streamline the look by using similar colors throughout the room. 

Photo from eclectic gipsyland on Flickr via Pinterest. 

It's all about layering. 

Maximalism is not simply adding things into a space, it is actually strategic layering of one's favorite things. It starts with selecting items that reflect your personality or pieces that have sentimental value and layering them with colors, textures, and patterns from the other end of the spectrum.

Photo from Dress Code Cracker

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