Blend textures and colors
You don’t have to adhere to rules with maximalism.
“It’s truly a mix of fabrics, different patterns, lots of textures, [a] variety of materials and unlikely color combinations, and furniture styles,” interior designer Jessica McCarthy told MyDomaine.
Use furniture to your advantage
Since maximalism blends a variety of styles, you don’t have to pick and choose the furniture you incorporate.
“Add furniture in different patterns and colors — each layer should share the story of your home or the people who occupy the space,” Nicole Alexander, principal interior designer at Siren Betty Design, told the Spruce. That can also include mixing rugs, wallpaper and photos when decorating.
With minimalism, coziness isn’t easily achieved. In the maximalist style, however, you can combine the “most comfortable decor with our favorite colors and accessories,” MyMove said.