TikTok, the main driver behind many of today’s trends, has another emerging pattern for home interiors in 2022: Maximalism.
Defined as “an aesthetic of excess,” maximalism is often a reaction to minimalism, the long-reigning design approach that’s had a chokehold on beige-loving millennials for years. You can make it colorful, quirky, cluttered or esoteric but maximalism relies on a lot of money. “things” and – most importantly – having Have fun. That’ something we can all use as we head into year three of the big C.
Interior designer expert and co-founder at CARME HOMEMarc Epstein, one of the many brands below, gives this advice for achieving maximalist perfection.
“The way to pull off maximalism is to keep your decor from looking too random. Try to find a few common colours or patterns to repeat through the room. For example, if you opt for a bright pink velvet stool, try to include another pink velvet item in the room such as a cushion or lamp shade. Similarly, if you go for a cow print rug, include a small item with cow print as well, perhaps a coaster or vase.”
Marc also explains this. “underlying consistency” “opening up your space”Maximizing out is about two things. These goals can be achieved by curating meaningful collections and adding large mirrors to bring more light into your home.
Consider this example: Do souvenir shot glasses are something you enjoy taking home from your travels? Arrange them artfully on a shelf to show a road map of where you’ve been. You may have seen a mirror with Baroque influences at an antique shop. Take it home and mount it on a gallery wall in the living room.
You probably already have plenty of objects that you can use to achieve your minimalist interior design goals. To find vintage pieces with personality and a backstory that reflect your interests, we recommend you check out resell sites such as Chairish, 1st Dibs or eBay. Our current fixations when searching eBay include Mid-century Modern kitschy decor and vintage Chalkware wall plaques, but a little research and you’ll surely find your own fun favorites.
In addition, it’s also nice to keep a few fresh, new items on display to unify the aesthetic and keep the look modern. Below you’ll find several of our favorite ways to kick off a whole new mood in your home with everything from a frog butler statue for holding your pre-dinner cocktails to a fabulous pink velvet vanity that begs you to linger as your prepare for the day. Continue reading to find inspiration.
Unicorn Dips His Horn Tapestry
This is a reimagined version, or a copy of one of the great tapestries at The Met Cloisters Museum in New York City. But now you can have a similar piece in your home!
Maximalism is all in creating fascinating, unique scenes that spark conversation and add a sense to wonder to your home. This wall art does this by calling back to the original and telling a story through the intricate scene in which the mythical creature dips its horn in the stream of a magical fountain. It’s surreal and whimsical, and it will act as the perfect centerpiece to your growing gallery wall.
Glass Heart Decanters | Red
It’s hard to be a maximalist without a strong sense of romanticism, and these heart decanters display that with a handcrafted delicacy that looks and feels expensive. These decanters come in three sizes, and can hold everything from the most expensive beverage to one rose.
These decanters remind us of our favorite movie. The Love Witch. Amazon Prime: See it Now for decorating inspiration beyond your wildest dreams!
Lana Sheepskin Throw
It works well in a minimal, stark environment, but Article’s Lana throw is also perfectly equipped to add rich texture to the curated chaos of a maximalist design landscape. For the ultimate comfort, you can place the Lana throw on a luxurious armchair or as a rug.
Brass Art Deco Peacock Table Lamp Base
One of maximalism’s greatest strengths is how it can convey the bold confidence ofits curator, so go fully on-the-nose with a brass peacock lamp like this one from World Market.
Pastel Paradise Pink Velvet Dressing Table With LED Touch Sensor Mirror
Pink, girly, velvet, and dripping with goldtone detailing–it’s the perfect compact vanity to dress up any small space. We’re especially fond of the ample drawer storage and marble effect top, but the real star is the bow-shaped chair back that lets you feel like you’re giving yourself the gift of sanctuary every time you sit down to put on your makeup.
Glam Royal Blue Velvet Fabric Sofa
Clean lines and luxurious detailing are the way to go with furniture when you’re planning to add plenty of fun decor pieces to go with it. This couch has old-school glamour with ample space to move around, and the same soft feeling as the curtains.
Fergal, the Frog Butler
You can throw everyone off their feet when you display this handsome guy to hold your drinks, snacks, candles, or any other item you may need. His stern expression and checkerboard suit give him a serious look that only emphasizes the joy of having a frogbutler in your home.
This funny (and valuable!) pillow is a great way to add some humor and surprise to your party. L.L. Bean. Bean. It’s a nonsequitur piece of decor that will have guests scratching their heads for a moment before asking for the link to buy so they can bring that goofy joy into their own home.
Roslynwood Velvet Curtain Panels
Curtains are the eyes of a room. Give yours a luxurious upgrade by adding thick, pink velvet curtains. They will drape beautifully and block out any light, heat or cold. They are not only rich in appearance but also very sturdy and can be machine washed easily.
Danya B. Strong Hands Bookend Set in Gold
It’s all about the conversation-starting details, and these have that spark in spades. Place them on the opposite side of a neat row to organize your shelves with a touch of surreal glamour.
Wetherell 33″‘ Wide Tufted Swivel Papasan chair
Wayfair’s Wetherell model of the Papasan chair shows that it is mature, but retains its youthful appeal. You can choose from a wide range of colors to match your theme and relax in the large lounger with a book or a cup of tea.
Lavish Ornate 4 Shelf Freestanding Lavish Iron Square Etagere Book
Whether it’s books, knickknacks, or other accouterments you’ve collected throughout the years, this ornate corner shelf is the perfect spot to display them with pride. It is a stunning display piece by itself, but imagine how it would look when adorned with your treasured belongings!