15 Maximalist Décor Ideas

It’s all about more is more with this style - elevate your space from ordinary to extraordinary with our maximalist home décor ideas.

Maximalist interior design has become an increasingly popular trend in recent years, emerging as a vibrant alternative to the minimalist style. Maximalist home décor stands out as a celebration of abundance, personality, and self-expression.

This opulent style embraces the concept of 'more is more’, encouraging bold colours, mixing vibrant patterns, colour blocking, diverse textures, and statement furniture. Even though maximalism has its roots in the 16th century and the Victorian era, there is no fixed décor style as it has continued to evolve through the years. Instead it’s about being eclectic whether it’s introducing a vibrant cushions on your sofa or being bold with a statement dining set. What results is a visually stunning space that’s unapologetic but also rich in character.

If you're ready to dive into the lavish world of maximalism, here are 15 maximalist décor ideas that will transform your home into a maximalist masterpiece. After you’re done reading our guide, browse our range of green fabric sofas to get started.

1. Pick A Rich Colour Palette

Maximalist dining room with marble table and and velvet dining chairs
Florence and Kensington Dining Set

Start your maximalist décor journey by choosing rich, saturated colours that inject understated luxury into a home. Don't be afraid to embrace the intensity of jewel tones like deep ruby, emerald green, and sapphire blue. Incorporate those colours in your walls, furniture, rugs, and accessories for a sophisticated vibe. The type of materials you choose also go hand in hand with your colour palette. Bold marble, ornate wood or furniture with a distinctive pattern will also make your space more maximalist.

2. Create A Dramatic Maximalist Wall

Maximalist living room with bold wallpaper and wall panelling
Loren 2 Seater Sofa

Your wall is the biggest canvas in your home and you should use it to its fullest. To design a maximalist wall, use striking maximalist wallpaper with bold prints or subtle texture. You can also choose to paint it in a vivid colour or for a real game-changer, opt for a wall mural. They can be custom-printed or hand-painted right onto the wall, becoming an artistic piece that’s uniquely yours.

3. Try Colour Blocking Your Maximalist Room

Maximalist living room with pink and green colour blocking
Baltimore 3 Seater Sofa

Embrace the ‘more is more’ concept of maximalist décor by using the colour blocking technique. This design technique is about pairing two or three contrasting colours for a bold and contemporary look. For example, mixing pink, blue, and yellow for a vibrant, summery vibe. If you’re not sure which colours would go well together, look at a colour wheel and choose colours that are opposites or close to each other.

4. Max Out On Texture

Plush fabric sofa in a bright and colourful living room
Baltimore 2 Seater Sofa

Adding texture is key to achieving a maximalist look. Introduce luxurious materials like velvet, silk, faux fur, and leather through your pillows, throws, and upholstery. Plush rugs or carpets are also great options to add texture. Not only do they provide warmth and comfort, they are a great way to include more vibrant colours and patterns to your maximalist décor.

5. Incorporate Statement Furniture Pieces

Wooden dining table with blue velvet dining chairs in stylish dining room
Pavilion and Bewley Dining Set

Make a statement with your furniture choices. Consider pieces that add character and a bit of drama to your space like an oversized leather sofa or a designer armchair. Antique-inspired wooden furniture are also great statement pieces to have. They look grand and their vintage charm adds a touch of elegance to your maximalist home.

Besides antique-inspired items, choosing furniture with a striking silhouette is another way to add a bold touch. A pedestal dining table with a distinctive shape is one option or choosing a bright colour palette for your dining chairs will set the mood.

6. Go All Out With Luxurious Lighting

Wooden dining table with velvet dining chairs in a luxe dining room
Cavendish and Kensington Dining Set

Maximalist home décor calls for bold and dramatic lighting fixtures. From grand chandeliers to luxe wall sconces to designer floor lamps, layering different sources of light can create a welcoming and cosy ambience for your space. For an extra dose of glamour, choose lights with crystals or chrome finishing.

7. Mix Furniture Of Different Styles

Industrial style dining table with dining bench and leather dining chairs
Franklin and Brooklyn Dining Set

Maximalist décor encourages a mixing of different interior styles, colours and shapes. Put together furniture pieces of varying designs, from traditional to contemporary, for an eclectic style. A good example of this is to decorate your dining room with mismatched dining chairs. By swapping out some dining chairs and replacing them with a dining bench, you can create an industrial look that’s modern yet classic.

If you want to know more about styling mismatched dining chairs read our guide.

8. Get Creative With A Maximalist Gallery Wall

Grey corner sofa in luxurious velvet upholstery
Harlow Corner Sofa

Showcase your personality through a gallery wall with colourful artwork and photographs. Combine large, attention-grabbing pieces with smaller, more intricate works to create a dynamic display. Don't worry about positioning them in perfect symmetry, go with an asymmetrical layout instead for a more authentic and lived-in feel.

9. Add A Bohemian Touch To Your Maximalist Décor

Bohemian maximalist living room with rattan furniture and leather sofa
Hampton Corner Sofa

The modern bohemian style is all about creating that free-spirited aesthetic. To infuse a bit of boho flair to your maximalist space, decorate with clashing patterns, animal prints, and accessories made of natural materials like cane and rattan. Combine different styles like classic and boho for an eclectic look. Set the tone with a Chesterfield sofa to add a vintage-inspired touch. Mixing new and second-hand furniture, especially woven and wooden ones, are also a good way to capture the essence of bohemian maximalist décor.

If you want to know more about modern bohemian style, read our guide.

10. Play With Maximalist Patterns

Grey fabric sofa with colourful cushions in bold patterns
Furniture And Choice grey fabric sofas

Patterns and maximalist décor go hand in hand. Embrace various patterns such as stripes, geometrics, polka dots, and animal prints to add depth and texture to your living space. Whether it's through throw pillows, framed prints, or upholstery, let patterns run wild in your home for a truly maximalist vibe.

11. Choose Maximalist Furniture In Lush Upholstery

Blue velvet sofa in a maximalist living room
Hampton 3 Seater Sofa

Elevate the look and feel of your maximalist room with furniture in soft, lush upholstery like velvet or plush fabric. The luxurious texture embodies what maximalism is all about, excess and grandeur. Whether it’s a velvet sofa or plush fabric dining chairs, embrace extravagance and choose them in rich colours like royal blue or silver.

12. Use Mirrors In Your Maximalist Décor

Plush fabric grey corner sofa in a modern living room
Baltimore Corner Sofa

Decorative mirrors are a must in maximalist home décor. They amplify light and help create the illusion of a larger space. Choose oversized mirrors or mirrors with ornate frames for an elaborated look. Place them on the ground or hang them on the wall in the middle of your room. If you have a fireplace, an antique-inspired mirror will sit well above it.

13. Style With Metallic And Chrome

Black marble effect dining table with chrome legs and velvet dining chairs
Savoy and Kensington Dining Set

Decorating with metallics and chrome will take your maximalist interiors to new heights of extravagance. The polished, glassy mirror finish effortlessly creates a luxurious aesthetic. Play around and combine various finishes like gold, silver, and brass. For example, choose a glamorous chrome table in the dining room for a showstopping statement. You don’t have to pile on loads of accessories here as the chrome does the talking. Complement the chrome with other luxe textures like velvet and dark wood.

14. Display Your Accessories On A Bookshelf

White marble effect dining table and velvet dining chairs in a maximalist room
Florence and Kensington Dining Set

Maximalism interior design allows you to showcase your favourite accessories without restraint. That means you will need space for it. An easy way to create space is to use a bookshelf (or alcove) for your decorative items. Put up your collection of ceramics, sculptures, and vases to display your personality and enhance your maximalist space.

15. Decorate Your Maximalist Room With Plants

Maximalist living room with lots of indoor plants
Harlow L-Shape Sofa

The maximalist approach to home décor celebrates the beauty of excess and that includes indoor plants. To arrange your plants like a pro and create that indoor jungle vibe, have one large floor plant as the centrepiece while scattering smaller plants all around the room. For a more organised look, dedicate a corner of your room for plants and group together plants of all shapes and sizes. Place them in pots of varying heights for a stylish aesthetic.

With these 15 maximalist décor ideas, you can embrace extravagance and turn your home into a vibrant space of colours, patterns, and textures. After all, life is too short for only one colour. Want to learn about the powers of pink? Discover how to decorate with this bold, trending colour with our guide on how to decorate with pink.

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