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Interior trends: what is the maximalist decor style?

WordsMaha Elley

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While we’ve all heard plenty about minimalism and minimalist interior styles such as Scandi chic and Japandi interior style decor over the last few years, the alternative and rising trend of maximalism hasn’t got quite as much attention (yet). 

But it’s time to get to know. A natural reaction to the minimalist craze, the maximalist style is very much the hot new thing. Discover more about this increasingly popular interior style; its history, characteristics and how you can get the look with Lick.

What is maximalism? 

Simply put, maximalism is the polar opposite of minimalism. Forget the white walls and muted colour palettes of minimalist styles and think more along the lines of bolder, brighter, bigger and busier. Maximalist decor is all about letting loose and incorporating different styles and pieces in a tasteful and eclectic way.

More is more here, but it’s important to strike a careful balance so you’re making an impact without creating an overly cluttered space. Learn more about the key characteristics of maximalist interior design below.

Characteristics of Maximalist interior design

Bold, detailed patterns

When it comes to this style of design, boldness is very much encouraged. Bring in detailed patterns with the use of wallpaper. Stay on trend with the hottest wallpaper trends of 2021

Rich, bold colours

When it comes to your colour palette, there’s no need to hold back here. Maximalist style involves expressing yourself with a combination of vibrant colour choices such as Red 03, Yellow 01, Green 06, Green 07 and Orange 01. And don’t limit yourself to just the walls either. Choose your fave bold colours and paint (or wallpaper) your ceilings and wooden furniture pieces with colours that contrast nicely with the colours on your walls.

Get inspired by these colourful room ideas

MIX YELLOWS, BLUES AND ORANGES WITH LICK GREEN 05 LIKE @THEMELLOWMAXIMALIST
WE ARE IN LOVE WITH THIS LICK ORANGE 01 CEILING VIA DOUGLAS BRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY
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