Minimalism took over the design world in the last few years, permeating everything from tech to home goods, pushing the Marie Kondos out there into the spotlight. But we're starting to see something radically different: prints and patterns and overflowing curated collections, curated in stylish, multi-layered looks. That's right, maximalism is back.
Whether it's artwork, books, or tchotchkes from worldly travels, acquiring meaningful pieces is a great way to show off one’s personality, and embracing maximalism helps drive that look home.
Here’s how to embrace the trend in style.
Start with print and pattern.
If you’re looking to try out maximalism but are unsure where to start, start with the textiles—selecting a few prints or patterns can really kickstart the design process. In this space
, designer Rebecca De Ravenel carefully chose her fabrics, and you can tell: The simple striped chairs balance out the more playful design in the rug. The trick here is to select patterns with the same color story, but different motifs.