I didn’t know there was a name for my decorating style until recently.
Maximalism, a reaction against minimalism, is an esthetic of excess and redundancy. The philosophy can be summarized as “more is more”.
I grew up in my mom’s house where artwork covered every wall and surface. Visitors often remarked that they loved coming over because they noticed something new every time they went over there. Being consistent with the fact that I am my mother’s mini me, this has become my style as well.
I love the look of minimalist modern spaces, but I don’t feel truly at home until the walls are covered. I love the look of several colors, patterns, and textures layered on top of each other and every inch of wall covered.
I love the use of busy patterns mixed with large art pieces. All of the colors are similar, which gives the room a feeling of cohesiveness, but the mix of patterns keeps your eye moving.
This room looks like my ideal office space. I love the dark color offset with the white prints and windows. The clips on the wall allow for a studier cork board type of deal that lets you change out the pictures on your wall without the danger of your asshole cats tearing it to shreds. (You live and you learn.)
I adore collage walls. Anyone who knows me knows that I have one, some way or another, in every single place I live. I love all of the colors in this one in contrast with the bold, but solid colored couch. If they’d just get rid of that God forsaken clown, it’d be perfect.
Love the inclusion of different frame sizes and trinkets.
The plain walls and busy rugs are amazing together. The combination of bold simplicity and faded detail makes an image that is extremely visually interesting and cozy.
Wall collage. Enough said.
What’s your personal style?