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10 Reasons Why Being a Maximalist Is a Good Thing

May 15 2014 - 4:05am

With all this talk about minimalist decor, let's not forget about you maximalists. Because, unlike the clean lines, sparse furniture, and simple textures, you like anything that makes a statement. From your love of color to your need to pile on the patterns, here are 10 reasons why being a maximalist is anything but boring!

Source: Domino [1]

It Sparks Creativity

How could you not be inspired in an office like this? Between the eclectic mix of pieces and shades of blue, a room filled with cool finds offers no chance of ever staring at a blank wall.

Source: Domino [2]

Entertaining Will Never Be Boring

In a room like this, a dinner party would be fabulous! Jewel tones fill the dining room with energy, and the extravagant side chair is quite the conversation piece.

Source: Domino [3]

Powder Rooms Pack a Punch

This bathroom took a risk with paint [4], and boy, did it pay off! The orange walls create a fun atmosphere . . . especially in a small space!

Photo by Kimberly Chau [5] via Style Me Pretty [6]

The French Do It

If you want to live like the French, a maximalist style could be just the way. Loaded with texture and glamorous pieces, this French-inspired loft [7] is feminine and fabulous.

Photo by Hong Photography Studio [8] via Style Me Pretty [9]

You Can Encompass Any Style

Many think of a maxilmalist's style as being over-the-top and traditional, but it doesn't have to be. This space has lots going on but still encompasses a midcentury-modern vibe.

Photo by Allison Corona [10] via Style Me Pretty [11]

It Brings Out Your Inner Child

Unlike a minimalist room, this bedroom mixes and matches a variety of playful styles. Between the African feather headdress (also seen in this studio apartment [12]) and the purple walls, the space is sophisticated without being serious.

Photo by Ryann Colleen Photography [13] via Style Me Pretty [14]

It's Simply Pretty

Seriously, a mirrored bathroom? What else could you possibly need?

Source: Domino [15]

It's Fitting For Small Spaces

Although it's a small space, this NYC apartment [16] is filled with tons of bold accents. An acrylic dining table creates the illusion of more space because it practically disappears — genius!

Photo by Maura McEvoy via House Beautiful [17]

The Fierce Factor Isn't Lacking

Va-va-voom! This game room embraces dark walls [18] and brings the wow factor with animal-print chairs.

Source: Domino [19]

Neutrals Are Embraced

Sure, color is often associated with lavish decor, but that's not always the case. With her over-the-top style, designer Kelly Wearstler [20] used a neutral color palette (and tons of patterns) to create a bold, playful look.

Source: Domino [21]

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