The maximalist style is a colourful aesthetic reaction to the clean tyranny of minimalism. Individualistic abundance is key, with multiple colours, textures and patterns and an eclectic but curated jumble of furnishings essential to creating the look. This month the Edit explores why more is more.
With maximalism you can forget rationality in favour of decoration, fantasy and sensual luxury. Mix antique and contemporary statement furniture with multiple layers of clashing printed textiles, flamboyant lighting and sentimental bric-a-brac to create a singular interior style.
While the trend for contemporary maximalism may be relatively new on the home interiors scene, plenty of restaurants, museums and boutiques have embraced this design philosophy for decades...
Step into our selection of the world’s most exciting maximalist interior spaces, and explore the design movement’s remarkable diversity.