How to Design a Maximalist Bathroom

The maximalist trend has become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to home lovers embracing an eclectic home decor style inspired by many Instagram accounts. 

For me, I love to take elements of the maximalist look and use it in my own style, but I know many of you are looking for ideas to improve your home and home interiors, so let’s take a look at this design in more detail. 

In particular, let’s discuss how you can bring this maximalism look into the bathroom – a space that welcomes a bohemian interior and can carry a more impactful design. 

How to Design a Maximalist Bathroom:

There are few key ingredients that make up the maximalist bathroom and the first one has to be wallpaper

The darker and more pattern focused the better. I know not everyone wants wallpaper in their bathrooms, and it does need good ventilation if you’re going to use it, so if it’s not for you, try to embrace darker paint colours. 

Alternatively you could use darker tiles and include pattern in them. The one thing you should remember is to clash your prints. Bring in some bold botanical patterns and mix them with geometric, contemporary tiling to really give the room your maximalist feel. 

Another way to embrace maximalism is to add plants. And lots of them. 

Remember this is not a simple, minimal look at all, so the more plants you have, and the more accessories you can include in your scheme, the better. 

More is definitely the way to go for the maximalist bathroom look. If you think you’re finished in designing your room, then probably add a few more pieces and you’ll have it complete. 

If clashing patterns and prints are not for you but you still want something more than a minimal look, try bringing in a selection of bold paints and colours. The darker the better. 

The maximalist bathroom embraces a moody atmosphere. It’s dark, sultry and welcoming.

Create your space using a rich, inviting colour palette, add lots of blooms and fragrance as well as texture and you’re well on the way to having a maximalist home. 

Remember when you’re pulling together your maximalist bathroom to be bold and daring. The space should be surprising, shocking even, full of character and personality as well as colour, texture and plants. 

Of course we all have our own ways of interpreting this look and there’s nothing to stop you taking some of the maximalist look and combining it with other styles. 

If you don’t love dark rooms, but still want that enriching maximalist feel, simply add lots of greenery, several different patterns and prints, but keep the backdrop light and airy. This way you won’t feel too claustrophobic but can still embrace all that maximalism holds. 

Be patient with your maximalist bathroom as these looks don’t evolve overnight, they take time and care. They build over the years as you add more and more pattern and accessories. You’ll gather items you love as you peruse markets and charity stores and create the look you want over time. 

Maximalism is a process that requires love and attention. But it’s so worth it when you get it right. 

What do you think of the maximalist bathroom trend? Is it a look you would embrace for your home?


Jen x

All images courtesy of Bathroom Takeaway

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1 Comment

  1. November 1, 2019 / 3:55 am

    It’s pretty great aesthetically, that’s for sure. My issue is the wallpaper honestly. I can imagine that the steam from showers and such would cause the wallpaper to deteriorate pretty quickly

    Still, it’s a cool trend, and definitely looks amazing.

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