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More is more! Mix and match antique finds for the ultimate on-trend OTT interiors look

‘Less is a bore,” wrote the late architect Robert Venturi, who died in September. He was attempting to debunk the near-sacred belief held by modernists that less is more, and that form should always follow function. But he could just as easily be describing the current trend for “maximalist” interiors.

Layers of (sometimes jarring) colour and pattern, decorative detail, and a general sense of excess characterise this flamboyant style of decor. Its popularity is often attributed to our need for something tactile and imperfect in a digital world, combined with a certain boredom of the clean-lined Scandinavian look that’s dominated the past few years.

Maximalism has become fashionable through the…

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