Minimalism reigned for a good ten years, limiting exuberance and celebrating plainness. Now, it’s time for a major shift in style. Interior designers now embrace maximalism. Clients agree and the trend is catching on, leading to unique and richly blended spaces with exuberant accessories and bold colors.
Once the cozy Danish Hygge decor and lifestyle of comfort arrived on the scene, minimalism and farmhouse chic began to disappear into the background. This comfort trend led to filling homes with soft and serene furniture and accessories. Maximalism takes it a step further and embraces the idea of adding even more of the things we love. Hygge style is all about comfort, serenity, and less clutter. Maximalism is Hygge amped up, but easy on the “less clutter” part. However, maximalism isn’t messy, and it’s not something you have to commit to 100 percent. Borrowing the best from maximalism will help you create a richer space for winter. Maximalism could include more artwork in a space, more color, in fact, lots of color is preferred. An emphasis on comfort and color are staples of maximalism. It’s all about personalization.
With a maximal design style, you’ll feel more free to consider unique and eclectic decorative pieces. Visual consistency and keeping your maximalism in check will help you avoid overwhelming your space with that same exuberance that makes maximalism a popular new trend. In other words, have fun with it, but don’t go overboard. You can easily overstimulate a space with contrasting colors and finishes, so it’s best to keep it at three. This will keep it fresh and stimulating enough to please the eye.
The levels of the ocean are increasing every year, maybe that’s why the different hues of blue are the new black this season. The more mix of blue incorporated into a design, the better. From navy blue, denim and cobalt blue to ocean and peacock… the options for design are endless. For example, combining two various hues of blue can create the perfect environment; with a blend of the blue tones like navy and ocean, it generates a calm and soothing ambience. The wide range of blue hues goes along with the mixed metal accent trend for Winter 2019. Let the mind get loose and appreciate this combination, and let this winter trend enter your home.
Sixties kitsch is back. Take a step further away from the blah hues and minimal furnishings of the last ten years and you get an even deeper departure in style with the emerging “Vibrant Rebellion” style. Young people are drawn to activism more than ever before, and this trend is appearing in home decor trends. These millennials are attracted to the vivid, positive colors such as yellow, blue, and other bold colors. Vibrant Rebellion style colors are animated and life-affirming such as Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year “living coral.” This vibrant hue will add warmth to any room and liven up the dreariness of winter.
Nothing breaks up the dullness of neutrals than a swath of purple whether it be a throw, accent chair, or carpet. Purple has become the favorite of interior designers as of late. Try grounding the look with neutrals and place a purple item as the centerpiece. Purple comes in a variety of shades, so the sky’s the limit. So, what’s the latest, greatest purple shade in home decor? Last year it was “millennial pink”, and this year it’s “millennial purple”. This lilac hue is bright but moody. It’s appearing in art, vases, accessories, and furniture. The melodramatic purple blends well with neutrals like grays, and also blends with blacks and greens.Whether you choose millennial purple or a darker purple, remember to repeat the color throughout the space. This makes a statement color like Millennial Purple pop. However, take care not to overwhelm a space with too much repetition. Perhaps switch your curtain panels to the new color or add a pillow of this color.