15 Maximalist Rooms That Prove More Is More by LIZ LYNCH

Embracing bold exotic colors and more pattern upon pattern, maximalist design is abundantly interesting and amazingly overwhelming. Fabulous and the most dazzling interiors that follow the “more is more” approach are styled such that there is never enough to look at

While minimal rooms can certainly be soothing, there’s something to be said about the cozy feel of a maxed-out space. Maximalist rooms are layered spaces, featuring bold patterns, accessorized surfaces, colorful accents, plenty of artwork, and unique details. It may seem like these visually stimulating interiors can be achieved by simply adding more “stuff,” but careful editing is an integral part of creating a maximal space. Taste-level and style can easily be lost if each addition to the design isn’t thoughtfully considered. To illustrate, we’ve selected some of our favorite vibrant and layered spaces to prove that more really can be more—if done right.

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A bold and unexpected combination of floral themes and tribal prints is what makes this bohemian bedroom space especially compelling. Solid sheeting, headboard upholstery, and drapery allow the...

Brittany Ambridge for Domino, designed by Jen Smith

A bold and unexpected combination of floral themes and tribal prints is what makes this bohemian bedroom space especially compelling. Solid sheeting, headboard upholstery, and drapery allow the eye to rest despite the explosion of color.

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A varied mix of textures and textiles gives this seating area some serious visual oomph. A restrained color palette and consistent style keep the design grounded and interesting rather than busy...

Carl Dahlstedt

A varied mix of textures and textiles gives this seating area some serious visual oomph. A restrained color palette and consistent style keep the design grounded and interesting rather than busy and abrasive.

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We love the subtle but impactful details seen in this pass-through space. Painting the ceiling and the inside of the built-in cabinetry introduce additional colors into the design, while a...

Simon Watson for House Beautiful, designed by Ruthie Sommers

We love the subtle but impactful details seen in this pass-through space. Painting the ceiling and the inside of the built-in cabinetry introduce additional colors into the design, while a well-accessorized console with multiple stools tucked underneath creates a compelling vignette.

 

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