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What Is Maximalist Interior Design?

In our last blog we told you all about minimalistic interior design, in this blog post we’re going to tell you about maximalist Interior design.

What is Maximalist Interior Design?

As the name might suggest maximalist is an aesthetic of excess which can be summarised by the saying “more is more.” Think bigger, bolder, brighter and that’s what maximalism is. With maximalism it has never been easier to show off all your favourite things and with proper thought and care you can make it look fabulous. The problem with maximalism is that it is not for everyone because trying to add everything you want into a room can be difficult and can often end in the room looking cluttered and messy.

Image Credit: Bill Batten

Elements of Maximalism

When going for a maximalist interior you want to load up on colour, the bolder the better. You should only add the colours that you absolutely love. The more art, the better. If you can fill your walls with art, do it but don’t worry about the price of the art if you like the cheap stuff get it or if you want to splash some cash go for it. You want to be comfortable in your own home so only get things if you absolutely love them. When going for maximalism you should not aim for perfection instead aim for personal preference. There's no wrong way to create a maximalist space because you are simply adding what you love to your home. The ultimate goal is to create a space truly unique to you.

Image Credit: Filippo Pincolini

What do People do Wrong?

People tend to get maximalism wrong when they start buying anything they can find to fill gaps. It’s all well and good buying anything to fill a gap but eventually you’ll get sick of what you buy because you’ll love everything else in the room but you’ll end up hating the items you buy as space fillers.

Another big problem is thinking about what other people think. If you are looking to impress other people then maximalism isn’t for you. You should not care what other people think, the whole point of maximalism is to make a space unique to you, filled with things that you love and you should rightfully show them off without feeling embarrassed.

The Difference Between Maximalism and Minimalism

Maximalism and minimalism are polar opposites. Minimalistic designs tend to be quite introverted when it comes to colour schemes and designs. A typical minimalistic design looks at everything on a whole making sure everything matches, the colour scheme can be quite bland with monochromatic colour schemes. Whereas maximalism takes a more extroverted approach and focuses on individuality of items so there tends to be lots of colour clashes and items that wouldn’t typically go together.

Image Credit: Douglas Elliman

Rugs for a Maximalist Home

If you are looking for a new rug to suit your maximalist style, there are a wide array of rug styles available to you that would suit the maximalist look. From shaggy styles to Moroccan, designer styles to wool rugs. We have plenty of rugs to perfectly suit your maximalist home.

Shaggy Rugs for Maximalist Homes

When it comes to decorating in a maximalist style, there really is no substitute for a great shaggy rug! These high-pile rugs come in a wide range of bright and bold colours so you can be sure to find one that fits your style. Because, hey? That's maximalism for you! If you want a shaggy rug and you live in a maximalist home, go for it!

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Traditional Rugs for Maximalist Homes

If you are looking for bright and colourful rugs to suit your bright and colourful maximalist home, you can't go wrong with a traditional rug! Traditional rugs come in a wide array of designs, patterns and colour schemes so you can be sure to find one that suits your taste perfectly.

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Striped Rugs for Maximalist Homes

Striped rugs are perfect for maximalist homes. They come in amazing patterns, brilliant bold colours and you are sure to find one that suits your individual style.

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Kilim Rugs for Maximalist Homes

Coming in a wide array of amazing bold and eye-catching colours, Kilim rugs will suit almost any maximalist home. Really, though, they don't need to suit your home! They just need to suit your individual taste!

Click here to view our range of Kilim rugs.

  • Posted On: 24 January 2022

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