When I saw the first signs that Maximalism was a trend for 2019, I was pretty excited! I’ve never been a minimalist. But I waited – sometimes trends don’t land in the commercial market. Luckily, it seems like everyone else was just as excited as I was, because rich colors and textures are everywhere for home and fashion right now!
Maximalism gives us a dreamy bohemian vibe – it can be elegant or funky and casual. It’s all about knowing how to mix things up for a rich, textural experience.
In decor, Maximalism should feel comfortable yet exciting to the senses. The room creates a story – styles and decor items sit in contrast to one another, yet still harmonizing.
While there are many ways to do a Maximalist interior, my favorite style feels like a slightly crazy retired art collector lives there.
True story – my great aunt and uncle were retired antiques collectors. They lived in a big house in California on a large plot of land, and their home was a sumptuous wonderland. It was absolutely filled with fine old furniture, the quilts and watercolor paintings my great aunt made, and a massive array of antiques. Maximalism at it’s finest – and no wonder I love it. I have so many fond memories of playing there – my own personal Narnia.
Here are some articles I love about maximalist decor to inspire you!
You can incorporate some maximalist flair into your own personal wardrobe. Simply use what you’ve got and combine it in unexpected ways!
Layer your colors and textures for interesting effects – velvet and silk, lace and leopard print. Try things on in the mirror and have fun! Wear a clashing shoe, belt or bag – or wrap a bright scarf around your hat.
Luckily, there’s plenty of options if you want to go shopping for a little pick me up. I got this velvet tank top at J.Crew this last weekend – they are on sale right now.
Target also has a bunch of inexpensive, boho trend items right now!
And of course, you can always go thrifting for some fun and unique items.
I’ve been using the amazing Vogue Runway app to look at maximalist designs on the runway – it’s a great way to get fresh ideas for your own style!
The point is, mix it up and have fun!
Are you embracing the maximalist trend for home or fashoin? Let me know in comments!
Cheers – Rachel