In this blog, we’re going to explore minimalism and maximalism two rooms at a time. Check it out!
One of the biggest interior design trends of our time is keeping things bare with minimalism. We’ve seen more and more designers and homeowners opt to get rid of the knick-knacks and clutter for a neater look. But, we’ve seen many people reject that idea and instead create a larger-than-life maximalist design.
Both can be extraordinarily chic styles, but they are both extraordinarily different. Minimalistic design values clean, uncluttered spaces that have sleek lines and lack an abundance of ornamentation or decor items. On the other end of the spectrum, maximalism thrives on having a ton of colors, textures, and decor items on full display.
So, which one do you identify as? Do you feel relaxed in a pared-back space or do you flourish in a room filled to the brim? If you don’t know or you’re somewhere in the middle, that’s okay! Let’s look at two rooms, a living room and bedroom, to showcase the key aspects of minimalistic design, maximalist design, and a design featuring a mixture of the two.
The minimalist living room, featuring the Anton Sofa, showcases clean lines and very minimal decor, which makes the room feel bigger and brighter. Even though there isn’t much in this room, there is still a sense of hominess and comfort that radiates throughout the design.
The design that is inspired by both aesthetics is unique because it’s clear that the room is drawing inspiration from both ends of the spectrum. You can still see the clean lines and restraint when it comes to decor items, but the room is simultaneously featuring more natural and soft furnishings than would typically be seen in a minimalistic design.
The maximalist design is loud and proud in terms of its color scheme! There is a lot of seating, personal effects, and natural touches that draw the eye all around the room to focus on every single element present.
This bedroom is pretty bare bones, which makes your attention immediately go to the different textiles that are featured on the bed. The simple pop of color creates even more appeal.
The dark color of the bed and walls in this bedroom makes the room feel luxurious and cozy with one glance. The light, clean colors of the decor items, textiles, and furniture pieces successfully lift the design into something truly beautiful.
The best word to describe this bedroom is bold! The colors that are featured in the bedroom are loud and playful and the furniture pieces are comfortable and abundant. This design is genius because it successfully balances a lot of different patterns, colors, and textures to create one brilliant room.