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More is More - Siobhan Murphy's guide to rocking the Maximalist Interior Style

More is More - Siobhan Murphy's guide to rocking the Maximalist Interior Style

More is More - Siobhan Murphy's guide to rocking the Maximalist Interior Style

February 28th, 2023

The maximalist design philosophy encourages you to create spaces that are both bold and expressive, celebrating an eclectic mix of styles, periods, and materials.

Maximalism is the perfect design aesthetic for those who appreciate the beauty of layering and mixing patterns, colours, and textures, and who have a bold, adventurous spirit.

At its core, maximalism is about breaking free from the constraints of minimalism, and embracing the rich and complex aspects of life. It is about creating a space that tells a story, expresses your unique personality, and reflects your eclectic tastes all whilst showcasing the things we love that bring us joy.

Whether you prefer bold florals, graphic prints, intricate mosaics, or a mix of all three, maximalism is all about celebrating the beauty of diversity and individuality.

The maximalist approach to interior design is not for the faint of heart, and requires a certain level of confidence and creativity. This style is not limited to one particular type of room, and can be incorporated into any space in your home, including your living room, dining room, kitchen, or bedroom, basically any space that requires a bit of a fun injection!

The key to creating a successful maximalist space is to find a balance between the different elements. It is important to choose pieces that complement each other, and to have a clear vision of how you want the space to look and feel.

When done right, maximalism can create an environment that is both visually striking and highly functional, with each element serving a purpose and contributing to the overall ambiance.

Whether you're starting from scratch or updating an existing space, incorporating maximalist elements into your home is a surefire way to add a touch of personality and flair.

From bold wall coverings and statement artwork to quirky accessories and unusual lighting fixtures, the possibilities for creating a maximalist space are endless. So embrace your inner maximalist, and get ready to create a space that is both eclectic and beautiful and remember if you love it then it can't be wrong!

Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy

Hello I’m Siobhan Murphy, you may recognise me from BBC’s Interior Design Masters where I was a finalist back in 2020. Since then I’ve launched my own interior design business, I’ve designed a 50 piece homeware range with Freemans and written a best selling interiors book and now I’m going to be bringing our readers all the most fabulous interior inspo from around the world for House Of Coco! My style I describe my style as playful maximalism, it’s taking the so called interior rules and throwing them right out of the window and instead decorating from the heart. My design journey started back in 1997 when I was studying fashion and accessories and that’s where my love of bright colours, fabrics, patterns, prints and textures originates. Both fashion and travel have been a huge influence in my personal and interior design style and I always take a more is more approach…MORE colour, MORE flamboyance and MORE FUN! Why interior design? What says more about us than our homes? Our interiors reflect our personalities; what we love, who we are, and of course the journeys and travels we have made through our lives. I believe its hugely important to let this shine through in how we design our spaces, the colours we use, and how we accessorise our spaces these things not only make us happy when we look at them, but they also help us to feel our most authentic self when at home.