Maximalism: Embrace More

By Kat La Mantia | February 21 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllBlog

Minimalism is out. All white spaces? Generic furniture? Lifeless décor? No. Life is short, and our homes are sacred. Put your favorite things on display, dress up those bare walls, and indulge in colors that bring you joy. The way forward is maximalism, my friends.

To be a maximalist is not to be an indiscriminate consumer, but to be a Thing Enthusiast. Maximalists reject the idea that the things and aesthetics we love the most need to be watered down to be generally palatable or hidden away in cupboards and drawers. To be a maximalist is to make your outsides match your insides, to share what lights you up with everyone who enters your space, to curate your home to become a place of pure joy.

If you haven’t hopped on the maximalism train yet, check out the titles below to get started!

More is More is More
Today's Maximalist Interiors
A vibrant new collection of the best maximalist interiors from today’s top designers.
$55.00 US
Oct 11, 2022
9 x 11
240 Pages

More More More
Making Maximalism Work in Your Home and Life
Let master of maximalism Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen show you how to create and curate a space that you can truly love spending time in.
$25.00 US
Sep 20, 2022
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
272 Pages

Old Brand New
Colorful Homes for Maximal Living [An Interior Design Book]
A deeply personal and compassionate look at home ownership and rentership through more than 50 rooms designed by interior designer, photographer, and Instagram star Dabito.
$35.00 US
Aug 29, 2023
8 x 10
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

How to Live with Objects
A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors
A modern guide to personalizing your home with meaningful objects, from contemporary design collectibles to travel souvenirs, with advice on how to acquire and style them, by the founders of the trendsetting magazine Sight Unseen.
$60.00 US
Nov 15, 2022
9 x 12
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Big Thrift Energy
The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New
Learn to find affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home.
$29.95 US
Jul 26, 2022
8 x 10
192 Pages
Blue Star Press

At Home with Art
A Beginner's Guide to Collecting on any Budget
A beginner's guide on how to start your own art collection on any budget—to create a unique home that reflects your individual style.
$25.00 US
Jun 28, 2022
6 x 9-1/2
144 Pages

The House of a Lifetime
A Collector’s Journey in Tangier
A photographic tour of an exceptional villa in Tangier with a special focus of its museum-worthy collections of Morrocan artworks and objects.
$65.00 US
Jan 31, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
240 Pages

More Than Just a House: At Home with Collectors and Creators
An exceptional group of creative contemporaries opens the doors to their lush and layered homes--original, charming, and above all authentic.
$50.00 US
Oct 20, 2020
9 x 12
288 Pages

Think Like A Decorator
To Create a Comfortable, Original, and Stylish Home
A reassuring, idea-filled guide to decorating by interior designer Leslie Banker, enriched by advice and contributions from other prominent decorators.
$45.00 US
Mar 28, 2023
8 x 10-1/2
224 Pages

The Happy Home
The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Home that Brings You Joy
This lovely and inspirational guide, organized around six joyful qualities, will show you how to create a happier home, through prompts, quick fixes, afternoon projects, and mindful design and organization—The Happy Home is not just a title, it’s a promise.
$22.95 US
Apr 25, 2023
7-1/2 x 8-3/4
176 Pages
Sasquatch Books

S Is for Style
The Schumacher Book of Decoration
Are you "High Style" or "Boho," or maybe "Happy Modern" or "Trad with a Twist"? The legendary fabrics and wallpapers house of Schumacher shows how you can use their iconic prints and patterns to create a variety of beautiful, chic interiors in the style that most suits you.
$85.00 US
Sep 08, 2020
10 x 13
336 Pages