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. We’ve compiled some of our top tips to help you turn your bedroom into a maximalist’s sleep sanctuary.
embrace colour, but start with a neutral foundation
The first rule of maximalism = embrace a colour palette. While 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. Try neutral furniture, for example, 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 – check out the blog post here.
use bold and bright accents throughout the space
While it might be tempting to have patterned everything, too much and your eyes won’t know where to look. Instead, utilise bold accents and patterns throughout the space to balance the room out. 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 bedroom, 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.
Maximalism is known for being ‘perfectly imperfect’ – don’t stress about everything matching with everything else. 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 to that scheme, embrace it – that’s what maximalism is all about! If you think a more minimal bedroom might be more to your taste, we’ve rounded up our tips for that too in this blog post.