More is more: the maximalist trend

People who actually like their house to look like a home can rejoice: minimalism is officially dead! When House of Hackney launched its first interiors collection a couple of months ago the couple behind it decided to showcase the range in their own house. With not a surface uncovered by prints, and not a table top unhampered by random objet, the old trend for stark, white interiors was well and truly over. An allergy sufferer’s nightmare, the look is all about dust gathering knick knacks, about filling your house with bit and bobs you’ve sourced over the years, or randomly cute accessories picked up on the high street. Don’t feel like you have to hold back, this is about injecting as much character into the room as possible. Just don’t forget to get very handy with a pink feather duster.

On the shelf: Show off your accoutrements on this Dorm Shelf from Cloudberry Living (above)

Prints Charming: Don’t hold back with House of Hackney’s Hackney Empire collection

Pretty in pink: Birds of a feather flock together – and this pink Flamingo from Dwell will look great in a cluster with other seemingly random ornaments.

Feeling fruity: Light up your life with this bonkers pineapple tealight holder from Habitat

Holy smoke: Kneal at the altar of maximalism with these candlesticks and Virgin Mary from Graham and Green.

Like it or loathe it? The maximalist trend is here to stay. Check out our review of 40 Winks, which is certainly rocking the trend...

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Pip McCormac, Guest Editor

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