It’s official, more is more! That’s right, the days of modern minimalism, white walls – neutral decor – lack of color and textures (sorry for all of these curse words), may be coming to an end! What’s taking it’s place? Maximalism! Think vibrant hues and wild wallpaper prints, layered rugs cozying up bare floors, tons of texture, and luxe touches of detail. Maximalists, like us, courageously fill their homes with color, patterns, and textures and whether your style is bohemian, rustic, victorian, or modern there are a zillion ways to go maximalist. Take a look at a few of our favorite maximalist interiors that bravely embrace boho luxe and the maximalist trend…
Let one big print do the talking. And let it talk LOUD. Like the wallpaper in the bathroom below. This is not a bath for just soaking and relaxing. This is a party bath. We love it and we want to see more of this luscious, rock and roll house…
We also love the more subdued vibe of the wallpaper, below. Of course we would love to see this blush patterned paper paired (say that three times fast) with even more fabrics and art – but even alone, this maximal wallpaper is giving us the wow effect! And of course, we love the pop of a mix-matched pattern on the mid-century chair.
Sometimes, it’s easier to live with loud wallpaper in a room you don’t spend lots of time in. A foyer, for instance, or a powder room. Our Boho Luxe peel and stick wallpaper is great for adding drama, as seen below.
Even maximalists who change their minds or are afraid of commitment can get jiggy with our paper, because it is peel and stick — and you can remove it whenever you want, with no residue or scraping. WHAT? I know!
Our shibori indigo paper was used in style blogger Street Flea Style’s bohemian bathroom makeover, paired with Velvet Finishes’ Exotic paint color on the vanity. See more photos from the big reveal, here – plus see many more peel and stick wallpaper options at Boho Luxe Home.
Is pink your signature color? This one is out there, and to be honest it’s not exactly our favorite shade, but in this space it just works! Mixtures of neon yellow and green with this pink, and this chandy and the whole over the top commitment here just makes our hearts go pitter patter. And those glass doors – pssshhh – perfection!
Don’t want to go that far? How about a “subtle” dash of color with graffiti! Any maximalist would agree…a mid-century sofa looks great with a bit of tagging! Here’s Kellie’s house, featuring lots of glitz and glam.
Layered Rugs, Layered Textures
Here’s another way to add some max. A patchwork of vintage flat-weave rugs, placed with their edges slightly overlapping, gives this library a worldly, bohemian-chic vibe.
Layers upon layers – yes, so much yes! We love this bohemian maximalist interior.
Here’s the real key to maximalist decor. Mix up some patterns. Play with scale, color, cultures…
Tartan paired with chinoiserie? It’s a match made in pattern heaven. And that rug. That painting!
Turquoise damask, pink patterns, and a multicolored rug – maximalist to the colorful core!
Add Animal Print
Leopard print goes with everything, right? Ask any maximalist – the answer is YES! Leopard is a neutral!
How about these tie-back leopard drapes paired with a flamingo mural. Wowza!!
Go Boho Luxe
A riot of color, pattern, art, and textures – glammed up with a rock and roll 1970’s soundtrack. That’s exactly what a boho luxe interior is made of!
Check out the zigzag carpet, the black Murano chandelier, the gilded hand chair. Yes, please.
This eclectic mix is definitely giving us the maximalist vibes, too. From the many different textures and patterns, to the natural elements in the space – it’s stunning – and calming, too! Check out the golden luxurious velvet pillow sitting there looking all pretty. It’s from Boho Luxe Home, and here are all of the colorways that our signature velvet tasseled pillows come in…
Display a Collection
Built-in shelving makes a maximalist lovers day! Seriously! Look at all of that space to display collections…what more could one desire? The color in this room is ah-mazing.
A collection of art is proudly, casually and beautifully displayed in this maximalist bohemian bedroom. A gallery wall of art is a hallmark of maximalism.
Dark and Moody Interiors
A deep and rich wall color is a great place to start your maximalist interior. This mysterious living room is stirring up all our maximalism vibes. Black walls. Pops of color. A quirky and unique collection of objects and colors. Those lips. Those eyes. This room makes our jet black souls so happy!
This room is so unbelievably amazing we don’t even have the words. Everything. About. It.
The peeling wall, the lamps, the chandelier, the rug…divine and maximalist approved!
Pops of Color
As designer Tony Duquette – the ultimate maximalist – would say, “When did color become a dirty word in design?” We are wondering the same thing…
Colorful and eclectic, absolutely stunning and maximalist-ically (we made that up) magnificent!
More Maximalist Details
The hand-painted mural below – actually an ongoing work in progress in Melanie’s dining room – is definitely adding drama to this space, as is the small detail of our Boho Luxe Home Shar Sheeba tassel. Those pink trees! The modern Italian art on vintage Fortuny fabric. The clear Murano chandelier. Maximalism can be semi-subtle. But we’re guessing when she finishes this mural – if she ever does – it will be anything but!
The details in the space below are myriad- we can’t decide which part is our favorite! The chandy? The painting? The peacock chair? No! Wait — the pillows…
An Homage to Art
Art is your very best friend. If you can, support your local working artists. Or thrift some vintage pieces. Set against a whitewashed backdrop, this assortment of patterns is created by the room’s art, the zebra-print runner and the subtle herringbone flooring. Too many prints? We don’t think so.
A splash, literally, of art against a black wall – we will take it all day long!
Back to that mural idea. The one below is all sorts of gorgeous. It may be old, it may be new. It has a 3d effect. We love the imperfections, the cracks of color, the layers and the randomness.
The hand-painted mural is beautiful. I mean seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this craftmanship and talent.
Well, our maximalist craving is filled! At least for a moment.
Which interior design idea was your favorite? We cannot choose!
For more tips on how to incorporate a dash (or two, or forty-seven) of maximalism in your decor, stick around. We are going to keep showing you Boho Luxe Style!