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How to Do Maximalism

Layers of patterns, clashing colours, and enough decor to give a minimalist a headache. A maximalist's style seems so bonkers that surely it needs a lot of planning to make it all work together. But the truth is, that almost defeats the point.


Maximalism isn't something to overthink. Letting your creativity lead you to put things together is what makes it. It's a lack of confidence in our choices which will hinder your maximalist approach. 'Ooh I'm going to put this loud wallpaper with a bold yellow colour' soon becomes 'but is that the best way? Is it better to tone it down? Will it be too much?'.


Having said that, there's a great rule to stick to, even when it comes to maximalism. Generally, rooms should only have 3 different colours. These colours can be used in as many shades and tints as you like, but introducing any more than 3 can make it seem far too busy.


But the most important thing is to go with your gut. If you want to put a bright orange, velvet lamp against a dark forest green wall, don't over-analyse it. And remember, you can always get in touch if you need any advice. No job is too small for us.


Much love, Lucy & Nicky xxx