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Embracing Maximalism for Bolder Style Choices

Embracing Maximalism for Bolder Style Choices

There are endless experts stating how important a neutral home interior is for those hoping to sell, but why decorate your home for a theoretical future inhabitant, when it's you living there now? Likewise, we've seen a huge rise in the popularity of neutrals in clothing, particularly in leisure and gym wear, but not everyone wants to blend in.

If you're tired of minimalism and are ready to inject some personality into your living space and personal style, read on and let's talk about maximalism...

What is maximalism?

As the name suggests, maximalism is the antithesis of the sleek, pared-back aesthetic of minimalism.

While minimalism celebrates simplicity and restraint and could be summed up with the motto of less is more, maximalism revels in extravagance, complexity, and eclecticism. Think of maximalism as the colourful, fun-loving and exuberant cousin of calm, predictable minimalism.

Maximalism can be whatever you want it to be, but think along the lines of 'more is more' and you won't go far wrong. Consider bold patterns, vibrant colours, lavish textures, and an eclectic mix of styles.

Maximalism isn't about adhering to a specific set of rules, blending in or playing it safe and being tasteful – it's about embracing the chaos, the unexpected and being unafraid to stand out and be different.

Incorporating maximalism into your life

Of course, as with all aesthetics, you can go all-out, or you can just incorporate selected aspects that feel most natural to you. Here are some simple ideas.

Maximalist mani 

Instead of opting for your usual French tips, neutrals or classic nude polish, mix things up with a bold pastel mix, acid brights or go wild and choose a different design on every nail.

Play with colour

Be brave with the colours that you choose to wear, and whilst maximalism doesn't have to mean bright colours and busy patterns, but don't be afraid to mix and match colours, especially those that provide dramatic contrast.

Clashing patterns

Style rules will often dictate that a patterned garment should always be paired with a solid colour, but maximalism means you can mix and match and clash colours and patterns as much as you like, so just go with whatever you feel like and throw the 'good taste' rule book out!

Bold accessories

Don't forget that the success of an outfit can live or die on the strength of the accessories you choose to utilise. From earrings and head scarves, to tights, shoes and handbags, more is more, so get colourful, creative and have some fun!

Eclectic interiors

Your maximalist vibe can also carry over into your home. Getting the look right in an interior can be surprisingly tough however, but essentially, if something brings you joy, that's all that matters!

Display objects from your travels, fill your home with the colours and textures that bolster your wellbeing and bring you comfort. Fill every surface if you want. Collect cushions like a magpie, without the need to ensure everything matches.

If you love it, it's in, if it doesn't inspire you, it's out!

At its core, maximalism is about embracing your individuality and celebrating what makes you, well, you! It's about saying goodbye to conformity and hello to self-expression in its purest form. So don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly - whether it's through your home decor, your fashion choices, or your attitude towards life in general.

Whether you’re a minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between, Holé button covers are designed to protect your clothes from tiny holes.


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