Daring Decorating: 5 Times Maximalism Won

Daring Decorating: 5 Times Maximalism Won

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Jennifer Hunter
Mar 3, 2015

While you're accessorizing your sensible, neutral sofa, these people are living large with color, pattern and tons of fun. Join them!

Small space, big pattern

(Image credit: Lonny)

Conventional wisdom would say keep it simple in a small, enclosed space like a bathroom. This fab wallpaper from Lonny shows just how wrong that advice can be.

Christmas colors

You might have heard to avoid colors that are too tied to certain holidays but why should a once-a-year day get to bogart these combos! Valorie laughed in the face of that advice and her room looks better for it.

Orange you glad we picked this paint?

If you're going to pick one color and one color only to dress your dining area, bright orange probably seems like a risky choice. But that gamble sure paid off for Steven. His scene-stealing home is a long-time favorite on AT.

Frame frenzy

Our usual gallery wall wisdom is stick to similar frame shapes or frame colors to give it a cohesive look. Well, Jennifer managed to pull off a stunning statement while breaking those rules (besides those bats, those were a Halloween special).

Crazy for cabinet color

No one said your cabinets have to be boring beige! Allison gave her kitchen some major color and it paid off big time.

So are you playing it safe or are you living a maximalist life?

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