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Decorating Maximalist Interiors

If you feel underwhelmed with the minimalist trend then you might opt for an interior design style with more personality. Maximalist interiors are full of color, texture, decor, furniture, but the space all works together.

Even though every inch of a wall can be filled with bold artwork, a maximalist decorated room can be visually appealing and full of character.

Luckily with this style, there is no wrong way to go about it because it doesn’t have to be perfect. This style is about expressing originality in a unique way.

What are Maximalist Interiors?

Maximalist Interiors have a similar color palate and furniture throughout, fun patterns, bold wallpaper, texture, and a mix of styles blended together.

There are many variations of the maximalist decorating style including an eclectic flair, colorful pop art, antiques, or your own personal touch the the design.

Maximalist Interiors can be achieved with almost any design style and can even be blended with multiples styles in mind.

maximalist Interiors
Photo Credit: @__cosyhome

Tips to Decorating Maximalist Interiors Style

This style is all about having fun and being true to your own unique personality. So, don’t be afraid to go out of your element if this isn’t your typical style.

Maximalist Paint Ideas

When it comes to paint with this style, you can go bold on the walls then compliment that color with surrounding decor and furniture.

Another option is to paint the walls a neutral color then add surrounding decor in various neutral shades, wood tones, or even pops of color.

antique maximalist
Photo Credit: @peter_kleijnenburg_interior

The final design is your choice, there is no wrong way to go about this style of design. If you are unsure where to start, you can use your favorite wall art or other piece of decor as inspiration for your design.

Select colors from wall art then continue to incorporate these colors and style throughout the room.

Wallpaper for a Maximalist Interior

Many maximalist interiors are designed around a bold wallpaper choice. The wallpaper acts as the inspiration to decorate around and continue to expand on.

If you opt for a wallpaper with a pattern, you can pull colors from this palate then add them into your maximalist design.

Select colors from the wallpaper then add them into the throw pillows, curtains, area rug, wall art, and furniture to compliment the wallpaper.

maximalist style
Photo Credit: @ourfederalfarmhouse

Maximalist Home Decor

Luckily with maximalist interiors there isn’t a rule book when it comes to decorating. There isn’t a specific decor style or furniture that you are obligated to use in the design to achieve the look.

Select a style of furniture that you love then use this style throughout your home if you plan to carry the maximalist design into other spaces in your home.

For instance you can go with a mid century modern style with pops of bold color throughout the design.

maximalist living room
Photo Credit: @ellashausofcolour

Add an overflowing gallery wall up the entire wall with various types of art, frames, and colors.

Mix and match the shapes throughout the gallery wall to keep things visually interesting. Remember this design does not have to look symmetrical or follow the typical eye height rules.

Then add curtains, an area rug, throw pillows, greenery, and fun lighting to tie in the theme of your room. You might find these other tips helpful to when it comes to designing a maximalist interior.


Maximalist interiors aren’t for everyone and they can feel a bit overwhelming if they aren’t done right. If you aren’t sure if you want to fully commit to this style, give it a try in a small corner of your home.

Design a nook with maximalist style in mind to see if you like this style while adding a pop of personality in an area of your home.

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