The antithesis of minimalist design — which boasts clean lines, neutral color palettes and simple furnishings where belongings are stowed away or done without — maximalist style is dramatically daring and often laughs in the face of most design rules. With this design aesthetic being a feast for the eyes, maximalists believe more is more and embellished is better.
Harder to pull off than the in-vogue, all-white trend, maximalism comes with the risk of bordering into the land of kitsch or looking forced; but when executed right, it’s not just a look that’s worth the leap of faith, but one that celebrates personality and can be oh-so liberating. If you adore playing around with color, texture, pattern, and scale — and you’re not satisfied until you’ve found just the right quirky pieces for all of your home’s surfaces — then maximalism is most definitely for you. If you agree that more is more, then these 10 maximalist homes will tickle you pink (and yellow and blue and…). –Sabrina