Have you ever wanted people to walk into your home and say “wow, this is so you”? Or perhaps you’ve never really been a fan of the ‘less is more’ approach. Well, then you will love this new trend that’s gaining followers fast. Move over minimalism, maximalism is taking over!
So what exactly is Maximalism?
Maximalism is basically the opposite of minimalism. It is a ‘no-rules’ style of decorating, enabling you to put as much personality into your home as you want. The goal is to create a space that makes you happy – using your personality and style as inspiration. It is a true “you can’t mess this up” style.
How can you incorporate this trend into your home?
With plenty of colour, playful shapes, patterns and textures. Fabric for window dressings, scatter cushions, throws and rugs will elevate your maximalism theme, while walls and floors will the base for your overall design. And, if you want a truly unique look, why not consider adding a feature wall?
Here are a few ideas on how you can embrace the maximalism trend in your home through tiles and natural stone slabs for that special feature element.
Unique Wall Art
Show off your personality through a feature wall, by creating a unique design with playful shapes or unique materials with lots of pattern and movement. We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite tiles that will look great as wall art, click here to view the full collection.
Natural Stone Feature
Natural stone adds an authentic element to a space that you will not find with any other man-made materials. You will never get two identical natural stone pieces, which is why a natural stone feature is so unique. You can incorporate it into your design through a feature wall, bar or countertop or even a staircase. It truly is a natural work of art.
Use bold colours
The maximalism trend is all about being bright and bold! So don’t be afraid. Embrace those colours you love, and remember darker base colours will always make your colours pop more.
Play with texture
Add a new dimension to walls with smooth or 3D finishes. 3D textured tiles add character and creates interest.
There is no need to stick to one shape or pattern, with maximalism everything does not have to match. Create a beautiful feature on your wall or floor in similar colour hues.
The trick to finishing off your maximalism themed room is to select and place subtle connectors. For instance, your scatter cushions could have similar colours or patterns to your natural stone feature wall.
We’ve highlighted some of our best colourful and textured porcelain and natural stone tiles and slabs that would work will as the base for any maximalism themed room. Click here to find out more.
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