Minimalism vs Maximalism: less is more… or is it? Trending interiors change from month to month and year to year and knowing which style to adopt is a mixture of both personal choice, circumstances and influential trends.
What’s your style?
In some cases we combine trending interiors under one roof to complement one another and our lifestyles. This is a great way to add vibrancy to our homes and mix chilled out areas where we go to relax, with more formal settings – such as the home office.
Let’s look at minimalism!
Minimalism ‘less is more’
White walls and neutral colour palettes combine with decluttered shelves and sparse accessories. The utilisation of clever storage and modern fixtures and fittings is a growing trend. Minimalism is about toning down the excess and only having what you actually need. In our homes, a minimalistic look is often used in areas where calm is required.
Bathrooms and bedrooms, and other areas where we go to distress and unwind. We know that this look is not achievable in all rooms. The kids have to have their toys out to play, and the kitchen is always a buzz with action.
However in some rooms, we can implement this style with cleverly thought out décor, including luxe white brick slips, paired with pure white cabinetry and sleek modern lighting.
(Featured image: Trainline HQ – Manhattan White Brick Slips)
Meet the opposite – Maximalism!
Maximalism ‘more is more’!
Match bold bright colours with heavy textured fabrics and eye popping colour. Prepar to make your head spin with maximalism trending interiors such as plush velvet sofas and contrasting bold accessories. This look is great for rooms that are used more often. Operating under the mantra of ‘more is more’, you can choose to combine vibrant mosaic floor tiles and bold brickslips for feature walls. Add to this an oversized velvet chair, opulent curtains and a chandelier to create a room which dazzles the senses and creates the wow factor every time you enter.
In conclusion to the question ‘Minimalism vs Maximalism, less is more… or is it?’ Which style do you prefer. Send us photos of your brickslips projects, we’d love to see your style.