If decorating stresses you out, you are doing it wrong. Doing up your home your way can be fulfilling only if you have identified what works best for you. This is where the idea of comfort decorating comes in. Feelings over aesthetics, nostalgia over trends. Maximalism allows you to embrace all your quirks and let them reflect in the way your house looks. The results may be a little kitsch. But is that really a problem? Here are five fail-proof ways in which you can welcome back maximalist decor.
5-Fool Proof Ways: How To Do Up Your House In The Maximalist Trend
Step 1: Load Up On Colour
The best way to get started with maximalist decor is to add colour - lots of it. We love the idea of a colourful space but a lot can go wrong with it if you aren’t careful. To make this fail-proof, begin with a set colour palette. Put together a group of objects as table accents that look like they go together and are a part of the collection. A good way to do that is to either match colours, or match finish (so matte with matte, similar textures, etc). Pick up a colourful upcycled bottle lamp from Pretty Things India for a pop of colour. Look for a wooden handcrafted frame from Yatha that complements the lamp well. Add a pretty resin trinket tray or tissue box from Stylish Delights to the mix. A glass owl table decor or candle stand from Ekamatra will make for a great addition too.
Step 2: The More Artwork The Merrier
One of the most attractive maximalism design tricks is to create a gallery wall. You can’t mess this up no matter what you do. Even if you fill every inch of an accent wall with artwork, you will still be on-trend. That’s how fail-proof this is. Whether you are looking for graphic posters, stunning art or pun-filled prints, there’s something to suit every personality here. Add ‘greens that don’t die’ to your walls with botanical wall art from here. Want a few hatke options to add to your gallery wall? Check out this list here. GoingDesi and Wall Mantra have a whole lot of options too when it comes to wall art. While at it, don’t miss this list for the most stylish mirrors you can include in your gallery wall.
Step 3: Comfort Over Aesthetics
Say goodbye to the fruitless quest for a perfectly tidy interior. Ditch the fussy magazines and heartless influencers that tell you that only Insta-worthy is what sparks joy. Instead, embrace a comfortable muddle of all the things you would love to have in your house. Add tons of cushions, mix and match to your heart’s content. Here, we have a whole list for you. Choosing how you dress up your home is essential in making it as cosy and comfortable as you want it to be. Check out our reccos for the most amazing rugs you can get your paws on here. If you're looking for stool, pouffe or floor cushions in bright upholstered and textured fabrics, look no further than The Rug Republic. Their cushions will make for great addition to your cosy reading nook.
Step 4: Nothing Like Too Many Books
If you’re a bibliophile, you probably have embraced maximalist decor already. There can be no such thing as too many books, right? That’s what maximalism says too, more is always better. No more storing books where you can’t see them. Stack up your collection on tall bookshelves, or even side tables. Need help to make it look a little tidy? Get chic looking organic baskets from ForestKraft or Kopou Homegrown Products. Conscious Co has beautifully designed bookends, perfect for a console table.
Step 5: Rock The Retro
We all that one object that has seen many generations in your family, which you are still holding onto but have stowed away because it doesn’t agree with the newest decor trends. Bring that out because a maximalist space can accommodate anything vintage effortlessly. Speaking of vintage, you must check out Vintage Crafts on LBB Shop if you have an itch for all things retro that you must scratch. From trumpet lights, old-school brass telephones to vintage camera tripods, brass horse heads — every piece here tells a story. Also, check out Picket Fence which offers vintage-style and bespoke furniture and home accessories.
Products To Check Out:
Check out the options below for some more awesome ideas and products (all available on LBB Shop) that you can incorporate in your home decor to ace the maximalist trend.
Saraswatii Global For Patterned Rugs
If you love sinking your toes into plush rugs or pepping up that boring bare floor with a bright patterned rug, you'll find plenty of options from Saraswatii Global. They have a wide range that spans plenty of options for statement accents whether you prefer a traditional patterned weave or something more bohemian.
Amoliconcepts For Abstract Cushions, Table Linens & More
Amoliconcepts is all about expressing yourself through your personal style through your home space. This Noida-based brand has tons of artsy decor options to choose from and their colourful and quirky cushion covers definitely stand out. And if you love pop culture, this is a great way to add some colour to your space.
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Take Me Home For Distressed Mirrors
Take Me Home is a brand that's got plenty of decor options to choose from, but what stood out for us was their vintage, distressed mirrors. We're really crushing hard over these mirrors which can be hung up in your living room, bedroom or even your outdoor or patio area. The decor style is elegant, pretty and best of all, not terribly expensive!
GoingDesi For Art Frames
Art art and more art. That's one of the main focuses of Maximalism. And GoingDesi gives you more than one reason to hang up some beautiful framed art and art photographs on those blank walls. They have so many options too, from classy black-and-white photos to colourful graphics.
Oorja For Statement Ceiling Lights
We have been in love with Oorja since we first stumbled upon the brand a year ago. Their handmade lamps are unique, classy and also eco-friendly. The designs are unique and several of their collections draw from nature and shadow play. And a statement light fixture is always a great way to direct attention exactly where you want it.
Hunarkari For Colourful Wall Hangings
Another arty brand, Hunarkari does beautiful and colourful Papier-mâché wall decor accents that are sure to grab eyeballs. Their products are made by Indian artisans feature designs and patterns mostly related to nature. There's Birds On Tree, Lotus And Floral, Turtle, Peacock And Leaves, Sun Face and lots of fish-inspired designs too.
Rimagined For Colourful Furniture Accents
Maximalism may be all about being just that little bit extra. But that doesn't mean you can't do it in an eco-friendly way. A great way to infuse your space with life, colour and personality is with colourful decorative pieces and Rimagined does that well. Find products from cute bags and baskets made from upcycled wheel tyres, old canvas and juice cartons to vases and spice racks made from old jars and wine bottles, all upcycled.
Topp Brass For Luxe Metal Accents
Metallics add great contrast to the bright artwork, and combining different textures and accents is a huge part of Maximalist design. Find beautiful and luxurious brass accents in both classic and quirky designs from Topp Brass. You'll want to add these decor pieces to your home if you want to fill your home with metallic glints.