In an Instagram era where white walls, Scandinavian furniture, and simple geometric art reigns supreme, minimalism has become the go-to decor style. But whatever happened to bright patterns, eye-catching texture, vivid colors, and good ol' fashioned knick-knacks? Enter: maximalism, the art of "more is more" decor. This style — minimalism's layered, intriguing, less talked-about cousin — gets less love on social media, but that says nothing about its merits.
I'm a big fan of the maximalist lifestyle, boasting a massive patterned rug, color-coded bookshelves, and countless candles that dominate my space. Whenever I entertain, visitors always comment about the plethora of things to look at, variety of comfortable blankets and pillows, and general cozy nature of the place. If I'd decorated in a minimalist style, there would be far fewer conversation pieces!
So if you're just not the minimalist type, give maximalism a chance. Here are 40+ rooms that'll sway your opinion on layers, busy patterns, colorful, and kitschy accessories. When it comes to decorating your place, more is more!