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Break Out the Color! Maximalism Is in for This Space in 2022

A living room is decorated with colorful pillows.
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If you’ve seen enough white cabinets and neutral couches to fill a warehouse, you’re about to be very happy with a predicted 2022 design trend.

According to experts, maximalism is in, particularly for living rooms, and color is soon to be the name of the decorating game.

Mimi Meacham of Marian Louise Designs said the move toward more bold color palettes and patterns is a sort of backlash against the minimalism and neutral tones that have been popular in the past few years. Specifically, Meacham predicted fabrics like pillows, couches, curtains, and chains seeing bright, patterned facelifts with custom upholstery.

Meacham also explained that it won’t just be accessories that can be removed and replaced. Interior details doors will also get coats of paint in blues, greens, and yellows to add pops of color.

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Meacham isn’t the first to be on board with maximalism, though. Like many things in 2021, the idea of creating bright, colorful spaces took off on TikTok. Back in April, cluttercore went viral on the platform. The aesthetic, which is heavily inspired by the films from Studio Ghibli, features knicks knacks and bold colors on never every surface.

If the idea of cluttercore doesn’t feel right but more pops of color in your space sounds ideal, check out all of the reasons why maximalism should be your new style.

[Via The Spruce]

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