Remodeling Trends – Move Over Minimalism

Oct 30,22 Joe Zieba
Remodeling Trends – Move Over Minimalism

Minimalism has been on the rise for the last decade, but it appears as though its time is over. 

Of the latest remodeling trends, it looks like we’re saying goodbye to minimalism and hello to maximalism.


Why Maximalism Is Making a Comeback

Experts aren’t surprised to hear of this pendulum shift. Following the 2007 recession, design trends favored a minimalistic approach that highlighted bright white walls and a few hand-selected pieces. 

The big corporations that had once pushed “more is more” were viewed poorly, which trickled down to the homes of everyday people. As a result, less became more, and minimalism soared.


Vintage Maximalism

Today, more and more is in again. Coined as Vintage Maximalism or Millennial Maximalism, this emerging design trend seems to be an anticipated result of the last decade of minimalism. The bonus of the ease of accessibility of hyper-trendy and mass-produced goods means this trend is staying put for the time being.


Understanding Maximalism

But what exactly is maximalism in design? Let’s take a closer look.

In short, maximalism can be described as the real sense of playfulness and bold gestures. You can accomplish this design style by considering iconic elements, such as:

  • Plenty of art
  • Ample accessories
  • Highly saturated colors
  • Layered patterns

Incorporating Maximalism in Your Remodel

Interested in incorporating maximalism in your remodel but not sure where to start? We’re here to help. Consider some of these design ideas:

  • Add a “wow” wallpaper (think patterned or floral)
  • Create a one-of-a-kind focal point
  • Add texture and coziness with colorful area rugs
  • Paint existing furniture for a pop of color
  • Add in items you’ve collected over the years
  • Paint an accent wall

Go Big, or Go Home!

When it comes to maximalism, as long as you incorporate your personality, you can’t go wrong. Add vibrant colors, unique objects, and lots of layers for starters!


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