7 Easy Maximalist Decor Tips. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of design.

After a long stretch of subtle color palettes and understated furnishings, home design trends are shifting away from the minimalist decor that could sometimes feel stark or oversimplified for color schemes, furniture, and accessories that pack a punch. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of maximalist design is here to make its presence known and Sam Levitz Furniture has everything you need to make this funky, yet, elegant trend your own. Check out these easy tips to bring any room in your home to life with dramatic color choices, bold patterns, and an array of unexpected elements. 

One of the best ways to create an over-the-top maximalist space is by embracing pattern. Or better yet, multiple patterns–the louder the better. The trick to taking several patterns that don’t seemingly go together and combining them to make a room pop with visual intrigue is by starting with a relatively neutral palette. A

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’70s Homeware Was Loud, Eclectic & Optimistic. No Wonder It’s Back

If you’ve never seen it before, you should look up pictures of the ‘Big Biba‘ shop. The seven-storey department store opened in Kensington in 1973 following the explosion in popularity of Barbara Hulanicki’s fashion brand. While Biba is often associated with the 1960s (the first store opened in ’64), the interior of Big Biba was, in many ways, quintessentially ’70s. There were loud prints on the home floor, curved edges and soft geometric shapes and a special commitment to earthy browns and oranges. It was a mishmash of art deco-inspired interiors reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood, animal prints and beaded fringe, with an eclectic mix of trinkets and low lighting that really brought it all together. It was made to feel intimate, almost seductive – an explicit rejection of the stark lighting and synthetic colour palettes of the ’60s.

Until the last few years, ’70s

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