The new maximalism and key trends on the home scene
Maximalism is an exciting new trend taking you away from all those restrained design ideas and giving you an opportunity to go a little wild
We’re now starting to see a move away from minimalism and the classic Scandinavian-type styling. Maximalism is for those who truly love unique and full interiors.
It’s about using colour, fabrics, wall coverings, and beautiful homewares all layered in one glorious space.
How to make it work:
Use your walls as a canvas, covering them in rich colours like maroon, navy or emerald. Next add interest to one or more of your walls with wallpaper that has a hint of your colour. Hang up a beautiful big piece of modern art, or create a gallery with a collection of similar smaller pieces. Cover windows in full-length curtains made of opulent fabrics such as velvet, silk or damask in complementing colours and patterns. Choose carefully curated lamps, furniture and artwork – furnishings should be bigger pieces, as this will help your space feel more modern and less cluttered. Don’t be afraid of mixing the old with new, as by doing this you’ll add to the interest of your space.
NOOD tropical round artwork,$299. FREEDOM FURNITURE armchair,$1399.H&M vase,$25. CITTÀ throws,$129each. FREEDOM FURNITURE cushion, $45. FREEDOM FURNITURE pendant light, $269. H&M rug,$70. FREEDOM FURNITUREcoffee table,$699.
Auckland artist Evie Kemp’s master bedroom blends bold patterns,colour and texture.