Maximalist design is a lifestyle—one that’s rich with personality and creativity. Whether you like to dabble in eccentric decor or embrace it all throughout your home, there’s no denying that it makes playing with interiors so much more fun.
An easy way to breathe maximalism into your space is by investing in a rug that complements your furniture and decor. Don’t be afraid to amp up all of your rooms with a fun design, be it your bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen—you name it!
Besides a visually beautiful, quality rug, don’t be afraid to channel your inner interior designer. Experiment with fun colors, bold patterns, eccentric decor, and other quirky finds that make you happy.
Keep scrolling for a look at some of the best maximalist decor ideas that will inspire your next at-home design project and convince you to embrace a “more is more” approach.
1. Artfully Chic
Every detail, from the gallery wall to the mismatched throw pillows, adds a magical touch to this picturesque and elegant space. We love the way the furniture mirrors the colors of the modern abstract rug. And check out how the art prints and decor cleverly complement both couches. Brilliant, right?
2. Cozy ‘70s Vibes
Who says you can’t utilize neutral colors in a maximalist space? The placement of the plush white rug in this adorable orange and yellow-hued office beautifully illustrates that you can. Look how perfectly the furnishings match the decor. It’s a retro aesthetic lover’s dream come true.
3. Anything But Mellow Yellow
Perhaps the epitome of the word “bold,” this maximalist bedroom is proof that you can never have too much of one color. Even though the designer went all out infusing yellow into the space, the use of different patterns (that epic banana rug!) and textures (that bed frame!) ensure that the look is both balanced and pleasing to the eye.
4. Maximalist Meets Mid-Century
This beautiful mid-century-inspired living room certainly has its maximalist touches, like the eye-catching Jonathan Adler x Ruggable graphic area rug, quirky modern art print above the fireplace, and bright coral ceiling. But it’s evident that each element in the space was carefully curated to not go too over-the-top. Plants and plush pillows add soft focal points.
5. Mural Magic
Designing visually striking interiors doesn’t have to mean spending an arm and a leg. To bring the focal point of this living room to life, the designer incorporated this abstract mural to create a statement and styled the LED rope light atop it to complete the look. They added in neutral furnishings to not take away from the main attraction, including a modern area rug with eye-catching shapes in shades of grey.
6. Print Perfection
There’s no doubt about it: the lively zebra print rug is the star of this maximalist living room. To draw eyes up and around the space, the designer incorporated bold pieces of furniture, like the super-saturated yellow chairs and a captivating piece of wall art. They also threw in black-and-white pillows that, upon first glance, look like they could match the rug but actually serve as a playful contrast.
7. Modern American Glamour
Designer Jonathan Adler famously describes his aesthetic as “modern American glamour,” so it makes absolute sense that one of his Jonathan Adler x Ruggable runner ended up in this luxurious bathroom. Take note of how the green border matches the walls—and how the serpent design delivers a surprising dose of character to the room.
8. Refreshingly Quirky
Remember those “What does not belong” children’s worksheets? This jewel-toned living room is like that, but so much more fun. From the disco ball on the coffee table to the reindeer on the fireplace, this quirky, colorful space makes a strong case for infusing personality into your home. The blue walls, neutral couch, and coordinating diamond-and-dot-patterned geometric rug lay the foundation for this compelling room.
9. Eclectic and Vintage
Everything about this charming, pastel-toned kitchen feels straight out of a vintage magazine—from the light blue Smeg fridge and salmon-pink cabinets to the little details like the colorful PacMan magnets and Kit-Cat Klock. The whimsical fruit-patterned runner couldn’t match the smile-inducing vibe of this maximalist kitchen any better.
10. Tangible Textures
This maximalist living space (which is straight out of Adler’s Shelter Island home, FYI) is delightfully tangible. The blue and yellow velvet chairs teamed with the textured wall are as pleasing to the eye as the touch. Notice how the pattern of the blue and green rug delightfully mirrors the pattern on the wall…an excellent touch. And those colors! As luxe as it looks, the room doesn’t take itself too seriously, examples being the gold banana vase and quirky wall art.
READERS: Are you part of team minimalist or team maximalist? What’s your favorite rug to complement your style? Share it with us in the comments below!