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maximalist bedroom ideas

written by Simon Anthony

updated 07.10.2021

Colourful maximalist bedroom

If you’re one of the people who thinks ‘more is more’ when it comes to your home, finding the right balance between tasteful, maximalist style and potentially overpowering clutter can be a challenge. So, if you're looking for a bedroom refresh or simply want some inspiration, we’ve compiled some of our top tips to help you create the perfect maximalist bedroom.  

what is a maximalist?

A maximalist is someone who embraces a design or lifestyle characterised by an abundance of elements, whether in interior design, fashion, or art. Maximalism celebrates excess, featuring bold colours, intricate patterns, various textures, and an eclectic mix of elements. It stands in contrast to minimalism, favouring a visually rich and opulent aesthetic, often blending diverse styles, cultures, and eras to create a vibrant and dynamic expression of individuality. 

our top tips on creating a maximalist bedroom 

embrace colour, but start with a neutral foundation

The first rule of maximalism = embrace a colour palette. This style is playful, bold and unique. While a minimalist design may hero one or two colours within a bedroom space, going for the maximal look allows to you bring in as many colours as you would like. The hardest part is making sure it’s not too much (because there is such a thing as too much!) – being able to refine your maximal style to reflect the trend but still work as one space is a real skill.  

To achieve this, start with a neutral foundation. A good way to do this is to start with neutral furniture as a base and build up colours and patterns on top to add flair. We teamed up with Crown Paints to explore the psychology of colour in the bedroom so you can get the most out of your colour palette. 


use bold and bright accents throughout the space

While it might be tempting to have patterned everything, it can be too much if not done tastefully and your eyes won’t know where to look. Instead, utilise bold accents and patterns throughout the space to balance the room out, this can work well for a small maximalist bedroom where colour can be used to enhance walls and features. If you’ve chosen a dark navy wall colour for example, brighten things up with some orange patterned soft furnishings like cushions or bedding to create that contrast which is pivotal to maximal design. 


wallpaper works wonders

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to bring pattern into your maximalist bedroom decor, wallpaper is your answer. It’s a great way to inject some personality into a space, whether you choose to create a feature wall or go whole hog and wallpaper the whole room. By pulling out key colours from the wallpaper, you can create your own bespoke colour palette to use for the contents of the room to compliment or contrast the paper. 


inject your personality

Maximalism is the perfect trend for showing off your personality, as there are no rules. It allows you to include your favourite colours, patterns, and accessories without being too restricted to a minimal aesthetic. To make sure your bedroom doesn’t look too random, choose a few of your favourite colours or patterns and include objects that suit this palette throughout.  


If you’re still unsure on what maximalist décor is -  it’s known for being ‘perfectly imperfect’ so don’t stress about everything matching. While it’s best to choose some key colours to run through the space, if there are things in your bedroom that don’t exactly fit that scheme, embrace them – that’s what maximalism is all about. However, If you think a more minimal bedroom might be more to your taste, then discover our tips on creating the perfect minimalist bedroom.  

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