From then my goal was a new room. I got my sister on board and we both agreed a minimalist room with nothing in it but a bed, a dresser and a rug was ideal. We got rid of the bunk beds and it was a fairytale for a while our voices bounced off the wall and our echos made the room feel even more spacious than it was. Once the euphoria of getting rid of the bunkbeds subsided we realized our room was too empty. And in that moment we became maximalist. Maximalism just makes a place feel lived in and homey. I do not quite know how to define maximalism in words but I can show you.
The three main components of a maximalist space are texture color and layers. These three component do not have to all be present, but at least two have to be present.
Texture– Patterns, Fabric…etc
Texture in a room adds depth and something to look at. In Maximalism multiple textures are ideal. As the name suggest the more the better. All that matters is that these colliding or multiple patterns somewhat coexist nicely together. Pictured above is a sample room where multiple patterns are utilized. It works well together mainly because of the color pallet. The curtains and the rug are two different patterns with the same color scheme. Also almost evenly distributed throughout the room are pops of blue yellow black and pink.
Color– Dark is ideal.
Accompanied with texture or not color makes a room feel full. Ideally a moody dark color. Yet any color accompanied with other components of maximalism really accomplish maximalism. Pictured above, this room has a very moody dark vibe which is a bit neutralized with brighter accents. A nice touch to the room is the wall papered celling. The whole entire room fells decorated and their are no neglected areas. Although there are not many wall decorations the moody color and wall panelling account for that.
Layers– no empty walls.
Wall decorations are almost always a must. Empty walls are almost always a no go. Not to be repetitive but this also makes a room feel full and decorated to the max. In a bedroom layers can be achieved by adding a throw blanket and multiple pillow of different shapes and sizes to your bed, different colors and textures are ideal of course. When dealing with picture frames the same style of frame in different sizes is a good idea to decorate a wall. Pictured in the room above the walls are decorated with an array of differentiated frames that match the colors and textures placed around the room
To avoid accomplishing clutter instead of maximalism it is important to make sure that each item or decoration has a designated purposeful place. Other than the major furniture in a space and a rug the floor should be clear and the walls and celling should have all the character. Small items in large quantity may also make a room feel cluttered.
Would you try maximalism?