Minimalism vs. Maximalism

There has always been a push and pull between the both . . .

Minimalist design is about prioritizing the essentials. A minimalist building, object, or interior design is stripped of its core functionality.

It is realized using limited materials, neutral colors, simple forms, and avoiding excess ornamentation to achieve a pure form of elegance.

While the final expression of a minimalist design might appear effortlessly simple, as spare as a poem, and as clear as a bell, achieving this kind of powerful simplicity is anything but easy.

It takes purposeful decision-making to bring it all together.

Maximalism design is popular among younger generations, particularly millennials, who were eager to incorporate plants, mixed colors, and other accessories into their spaces.

Maximalism became a way to define an eclectic home with a chaotic array of colors, prints, objects, and textures in a single space.

Maximalism is the art of more-is-more; layered patterning, highly saturated colors, ample accessories and artwork hung “salon-style”, and a real sense of playfulness and bold gestures.

Maximalism is all about going big, or going home!

Here is a list of articles, and information about both minimalist & maximalist design:

Slowing down is an act of minimalism – Minimalism Life

Minimal Maxims – Quotes from The Minimalists

Shared understanding – Manu (manuelmoreale.com) 

Inside Minimalism: Essays on Simple Living (Volume 1) – Kindle edition

Everything You Need to Know About the Cluttercore Trend Cluttercore: The Scariest Home Design Trend That Makes Us Cringe – Treadstone Mortgage(thespruce.com)

Cluttercore Is Where Sentimentality and Organized Chaos Meet (bhg.com)

Maximalism Interior Design: What It Is, Examples and Decor Tips (goodhousekeeping.com)

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