So, word on the street is, design and décor trends are moving toward surrounding yourself with more comfort. Maximalism.
The latest trend celebrates bold, vibrant shades, embraces patterns in wallpaper and upholstery, and combines rich accent colours in cushions, ottomans, rugs and occasional chairs.
Maximalism has been described as a sensual trend because of its focus on texture, plush fabrics and cool experiment with glass, marble and metal accents.
‘Maximalism is all about bringing the items that your heart desires into your home, whether they match or not. It is about stirring up emotions and passion, and expressing your personality through your interior.’
‘This style is eclectic rather than cluttered and chaotic, and all interiors, no matter how big or small, can incorporate the maximalism style through the elements of colour and textures,’ says Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mobelli Furniture + Living.
Here are a few tips from the Mobelli Furniture + Living team to inspire you to transform your home into a luxurious maximalist living space.
The bigger, the better. Large sculptural lighting is perfect for this trend, along with oversized sofas and seating.
Turn your home into a gallery. There are no limits on artwork in this trend and a feature wall full of photos or pictures will offset the room beautifully.
Maximalism is a book lover’s dream. Showcase all those volumes you’ve collected over the years on open shelving to create a feature wall and talking point.
There is really no right or wrong way to create a maximalist style in your home, Sachs explains, as the trend is all about personal expression. But if you’re unsure of where to start, try a small dose by maximalism by adding colourful accessories and scatter cushions to a room. For the more adventurous, go all out and fill your room with colour, texture and statement pieces.