A couple of years ago, minimalism was the hottest trend in interior design but, for 2018, maximilism is making a comeback in a big way. This trend is great because it's versatile: whether your general style is classic, bohemian, or shabby chic, it can work for you.
If you're interested in incorporating maximalism into your home décor but want to know how to do it in an attractive and tasteful way, we've rounded up our top tips to help you do just that. Read on to find out more.
Play with textures
Textures play a role in all interior design trends, but they're particularly important in maximalist spaces. They can help to give a room a sense of depth and also add visual interest without confusing the eye with a lot of colour.
The best way to add texture to a room is with soft furnishings — curtains, cushions, rugs, and the like. These come in a huge range of materials and colours, which makes them perfect for enhancing an otherwise simple space. Plus, they can be quite affordable, which means they're easy to replace when you eventually decide to update your décor.
You'll rarely find a maximalist space that doesn't boast a fantastic rug, and this is because they have a dual purpose: as well as adding to the design of a space, they can bring warmth and a feeling of homeliness. Buying your rugs from a specialist, such as Rugs Direct, is a good idea, as they stock such a wide range of products that you're bound to find something you like. Many of their modern rugs would work incredibly well in a maximalist space.
Scatter cushions are also great for bringing prints and colour to a room without breaking the bank and can help your space to feel cosier. These floral cushions from Ohh Deer are absolutely stunning, very on-trend, and in keeping with the maximalism trend.
Use plenty of colour
There should be nothing boring about a maximalist room: they should be bright and bold. And, there's no way you can achieve this without using plenty of colour. You just have to decide how you're going to use all of the different hues you choose.
Some people prefer to go all out by painting their walls a very bright shade, while others go for classic white walls to let their furniture and accessories do the talking. It really is down to personal preference — you just need to make sure your home is colourful enough to fall into the maximalist category.
Put everything on display
The maximalism trend is inspired by collectors so, to give your interior an authentic feel, try putting books, trinkets, and pieces of art that you love on display. Not only will this help to give you the maximalist look that you're going for, but it's also a great way of injecting some of your own personality into the décor of your home. If you're surrounded by bits and pieces that relate to your life, your sense of style, and your taste in culture, your house is bound to feel far homelier too.
Maximalism is a huge trend in interior design for 2018, and it's much easier to incorporate into your home than you might think. Take these tips on board and you should have no trouble creating a bright and busy space that also looks polished and tasteful.