Embracing Maximalism and Glamour
Maximalism is all about being bold with style, introducing your favourite colours and patterns to create a look that makes your heart sing! Being confident in your own style is so important when decorating your own home – don’t be afraid to inject colour and character into your spaces.
But how do you create a maximalist, glamorous interior without it appearing cluttered, or over-the-top? There’s certainly an art to combining colours, eye-catching prints and eclectic accessories that can take time to develop. We’ve asked our favourite interior stylists and homeowners for their top tips on creating a stunning home with touches of maximalism and glamour – read on to find out what they said!
Featuring an eye-catching wallpaper is a great way of introducing pattern to a space. Striking wallpapers are one of our favourite ways of creating a maximalist style, because they immediately add a sense of drama – creating a feature that will certainly get people talking. Whether you choose a bold and simple graphic with repeating patterns, or a more art-deco style mural wallpaper, it’s a simple way to make a real statement in a space.
Eye-catching prints can be used across upholstery too, allowing you to express personality and character through more tactile pieces in your room. Start off small, by introducing scatter cushions or a large rug with contrasting prints, or go bold and make a statement with a striking patterned footstool or armchair! Mix florals with stripes, and animal print with geometric designs for a scheme that looks lived in and collected over time. Try to ensure the contrasting prints work with the colour palette of the rest of the room, which will help to tie it altogether.
Our Aissa corner sofa in Dusty Rose cotton matt velvet takes pride of place in Sandra’s home, sitting beautifully against her floral wallpaper to create an iconic glamorous yet maximalist look (@the_idle_hands)
Our new collaboration with iconic 60s and 70s brand, BIBA, is the perfect way to introduce bold patterns and luxurious jacquard velvet into the home
More is more when it comes to colour in maximalist, glamorous style. Embrace bright and bold hues in your interiors to fill your space with energy and vibrancy – using contrasting tones and patterns to add depth and drama.
With strong links to royalty, velvet has long been a fabric that exudes glamorous style and is the perfect way to add colour and sophistication for a maximalist interior style. Combine the sumptuous touch of velvet with rich, jewel-tone colours for the ultimate statement piece of furniture that looks striking set against a dark backdrop for a touch of drama, or paired with other rich colours for a more playful scheme.
Sophie Robinson is the master of being confident with colour – our Snowdrop loveseat sits beautifully against a colourful backdrop, whilst the Butterscotch of the Valentin footstool creates the perfect contrast.
Maximalism is all about layering colours, textures and patterns to create a room full of energy and personality. Contrasting different styles and period pieces help to add layer upon layer – creating an eclectic space that exudes confidence. Be bold with your choices and your home will become the epitome of glamour and maximalism. The trick is to add a few pieces at a time to build up layers organically and cohesively, for example through rugs, throws, cushions and furnishings.
The bedroom is the perfect place to add layers of texture – from the headboard to bed linen, light fixtures to artwork, and throws to cushions – there are so many opportunities to add interest to your space. Layer chunky knits and printed velvets; mix rustic wood and natural linens; and combine polished glass with luxurious feathers ‘til your heart’s content…; All styles really are welcome in maximalist style!
Glamour, maximalist and eclectic, Alex’s bedroom is a lesson in how to use textures and patterns with style (@alexcrabtreepr)
Bold jewel-like tones and eye-catching patterned wallpaper is the perfect way to add colour and pattern to the room. (@the_girl_with_the_green_sofa)
With Maximalism, there’s no such thing as too much! If you love accessorising your bedroom with unique sidelights and patterned throws – go for it! If you have a collection of eclectic, vintage homewares that you want to display in your lounge, what are you waiting for? Creating a maximalist interior is all about embracing what you love, mixing the old with the new, and adding all the quirks and personality that makes you you into a room scheme.