Welcome to a New Era: The Maximalism Style

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Maximalism is the latest home design trend – and it’s the polar opposite of minimalism. Even though maximalism has been part of the design world for centuries, it has still changed over the years. The latest maximalism trend focuses on showing off your favorite things while maintaining a clean and uncluttered environment. 

Let’s learn more about the latest maximalism trend and how to put it to good use in one of your upcoming home remodeling projects

What is a Maximalist Design? 

Maximalism has existed for centuries. It can be traced back to the 16th century when wealthy people chose to highlight artwork and other goods as a way to show off their riches. 

Maximalism emerged once again during the Victoria era when consumer goods became more affordable. Many homes were covered in decorative accessories, beautiful rugs and drapes, flowery wallpaper and more. 

Today, maximalism takes cues from past eras but still has its own unique qualities. People are finding ways to showcase the things they love and bring personality into their homes without creating clutter and chaos. 

What are the Key Characteristics of Maximalism? 

Unlike minimalism, which is focused on getting rid of excess items, maximalism is all about design. It features a variety of colors, shapes, tones and textures to create a vibrant space that is full of charm. Some key characteristics of this design style are: 

  • Bold patterns that are often mixed
  • Vibrant colors
  • Lots of energy
  • Collections of different objects
  • Layering 

It’s important to note that maximalism is not about hoarding tons of stuff or showcasing everything you own. There is an art to this type of design, as you want the end result to be balanced. If you’re not careful, your space might end up looking chaotic, and you don’t want that. This is why layering is important. 

When is the Right Time to Incorporate a New Design? 

If you hopped on the minimalist trend and got rid of everything, you’ll have some work to do. The good news is that you’re working off a blank canvas, so you don’t have to worry about decluttering. If you’ve always had an appreciation for art, souvenirs, photos, plants or vintage items, then you already have the ingredients for successful maximalism. 

Because a maximalist design has to do with decorating, you can implement this design into your home at any time. If you’re planning on remodeling your home, then wait until the project is complete. You can also consider adding upgrades such as built in bookcases that make it easy to layer items on multiple shelves. 

If you plan to update your Los Angeles home with a new design, Kavin Construction can help! We provide residential contracting services that can assist with all aspects of your project. Contact us today for a design consultation and see how we can help prepare your home for a maximalist design.