Last year saw the rise of Maximalism in the fashion world and the catwalks had fun with clashing colours, mixed prints, ruffles and sequins. 2018 sees us welcoming this larger than life trend into our homes, where more is definitely more! Carefully curated pieces and a clever mix of patterns come together to create that enviable ‘I woke up like this’ look for your home. This look may not be for the faint hearted and Maximise involves a clever mix of patterns that takes time to perfect. The key here is to experiment – discover colour, mix styles from different eras and fill walls, corners and floor space.

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Punchy velvet and patterned cushions bring the Cirrus sofa collection (pictured top) to life. Jewel tones will bring both colour and character to your home and tend to be easier to work with than primary colours, especially if you’re not starting from scratch. If you prefer something more retro-inspired, take a look at the Dylan sofa collection. The teal velvet adds both texture and colour to this look and the simple silhouette makes it easy to bring quirkier accents into the design process.

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Be excessively lavish with the Soprano dining collection. The marble and chrome table, coupled with touchably soft velvet chairs, is brazenly opulent. Flowers will bring fresh bursts of colour and investing in colourful dinnerware will transform this table into an area of fun. Consider placing this set on a large, brightly coloured rug to create a real centrepiece for your dining space.

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Your walls are an untapped canvas waiting to be transformed and this trend is the perfect excuse to do so. If you don’t have the skills of Banksy or Andy Warhol, wallpaper is your friend here. This gorgeous bold print is part of the Wunderkammer collection from Today Interiors. Colourful leaves and flowers are a great choice or if you’re a fan of something more symmetrical there’s a huge choice of bright geometric prints out there.

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Bright and beautiful bed linen is a great way to really embrace the Maximise trend. Ted Baker’s Painted Posie range features a lavish floral print in uplifting colours. Pair with bold walls and clashing prints to really make the most of it. Excessive cushion use is, as always, optional but thoroughly encouraged to add more colour and style to this look.


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