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More Is More Decor - A Handbook For Maximalists: Banish the beige, ditch the drab and throw the interiors rule book out of the window

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Different sized frames will give a quirky feel, while a streamlined display of artwork in the same sized frames will work just as well.

A maximalist aesthetic is best executed when the personality of the person using the space shines through the design. However, Matthew Williamson suggests that we don't need to fill our interiors with modern furnishings – but should combine new features with timeless pieces to create a unique maximalist setting. Stretching floor to ceiling and feathering every wall, it's a playful choice that will undoubtedly bring smiles to everyone who enters the room.

If bold and lively interiors are your thing than you must read More is More Décor – A Handbook for Maximalists by Siobhan Murphy. Even if you don't want a fully maximalist space, you can work some maximalist features, like a few rugs layered on top of each another. Matthew Williamson is an award-winning, British interior designer known predominantly for his unique use of pattern and color. Adding textured elements like rugs, ottomans or window treatments and wooden pieces will help to soften the space and absorb sound which is always good when designing a living room,' explains Luis Carmona.

It plays nicely with hues found in nature, such as green, brown, red, and yellow, and with a unifying base of white, the bright mix of colors looks invigorating and inviting. Netflix's Interior Design Masters finalist Siobhan Murphy brings you a fearless home interiors handbook that celebrates maximalism and shows you how your taste in fashion can influence your home decor. Kolla says that, in Whitehorse, where winter is the longest season of the year, it's especially nice to have a home that exudes warmth. It's an antique painting Titus found at an antique market in Chicago and it gives the room a sense of depth and lived-in realness.

Not everyone can live as a minimalist does, with pared-down walls, sleek furnishings, and uncluttered bookshelves. With this much going on, she kept the rest simple, opting for a solid-colored crib, side table, and sheets. Include plenty of neutrals, such as white, ivory, taupe, gray, or black, to give the eye a rest from the action. To make an even bigger statement, include more than one maximalist pattern, like this butterfly-print wallpaper and chevron shower curtain and window valance.

A gallery wall is also a beautiful way to add decor to your space and create an accent wall that draws the eye. Exposed brick, chrome chairs, and gold accents create a stylish foundation for layering bold patterns and colors. Entryway ideas should make a statement about the house and owners as well as being a welcoming space,' says Mike Fisher, creative director and founder, Studio Indigo.The antique rug layered over the soft grass rug and the 'pattern on pattern' vintage textiles brought the whimsy and charm needed to make this room take off," says Keenan. Primary bedrooms are often designed to be soothing and minimalist, but the guest bedroom is an excellent spot to experiment a bit with some bold color. If you love your green friends, don't feel like you need to cut yourself off at a certain number—plants of all shapes and sizes look lovely grouped together to create a jungle-like effect. Mueller says she also has clients who decorate hotels with her items, and has sold some items to clothing retailer Aritzia to use in their window displays.

Not only does this add interest from a visual perspective with contrasting materials between throws and pillows for example, but it's also a good way to create a cozy feel in the living room. However, “maximalist design has been around for a long time—think Dorothy Draper and the Greenbriar Resort,” DeLapp notes. If the cluster of vases on your coffee table is stopping you from setting down your tea cup and snack plate, then it might be time to reevaluate just how maximalist you really want your space to be. Siobhan highlights the importance of grouping these items as a collection, but stresses not to overthink it.Bold colours, patterns, textures and vintage items are popping up everywhere from popular television shows (such as the luxe villas in The White Lotus Season 2 and the cosy apartments in Hulu's Only Murders in the Building), to boutique hotels and trendy carpet companies boasting tropical prints. Many, many moons ago, I was married to a man who thought beige was an exciting or risky alternative to white," said Marsha McLean, 55, of Toronto. One of the best places to begin your maximalist journey is your living space, where you’re most likely to want to be stimulated by your surroundings and showcase your treasured possessions. Maximalism leans into big and bold decision making when it comes to color, pattern, texture, shape, and form,” Hopp tells AD. The most interesting (and most maximalist) gallery walls often combine different types of wall art, like art prints , wall mirrors , personal photography, and sculptural elements.

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