How to… Switch from Minimalist to Maximalist
Bored of Scandi-style Minimalism? Autumn’s a great time to ditch the white and get on board with the more characterful and cosy Maximalist trend. Here are some tips to get you started…
The Brave and the Beautiful
Up the ante in your bedroom with a designer fabric upholstered bed. With thousands of colours, prints and styles to choose from, you can take the Maximalist trend as far as you want. Why not go for a striking high headboard like our Brompton, and create something truly unique.
A daring wallpaper print can do all sorts of things – from framing a piece of furniture, to creating a feature wall or working as a stunning backdrop for books and picture frames. If you’re only dipping your toe in the wallpaper water, it’s best to start on a smaller scale so you don’t feel too overwhelmed. We love the faux brick and plaster wallpaper that’s popular at the moment – edgy and eye-catching.
Bold and Brassy
While clashing colours and patterns are a strong feature of Maximalist style, to avoid getting a headache it’s wise to make all the eclectic objects and styles hang together. By using accents of brass – be it in mirrors, bedside tables, accessories or lamps – you can help create a more unified and ‘curated’ look, that doesn’t appear messy. Nicky Line, our creative and product director says, ‘I love comforting blues with antique brass or moss green accents for a sophisticated yet homely feel.’ Try our Gatsby range of brass and mirrored furniture – it certainly has the wow factor.
October 13th 2017