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TikTok's latest trend in home decor: Maximalism

maximalist home decor with aesthetically arranged furniture

The Gen Z's have spoken: Less is boring.

This new generation of individuals has been shaking up the way we're doing work, fashion, and philosophy. Let us not forget the emergence of TikTok. But alas, it doesn't end there. They are also speaking up about how to approach our homes and boldly envision home living with a fresh perspective.

Of course, maintaining a constant pace with Generation Z can be exhausting. They are the first generation to be raised entirely in the internet world, so they may be the most connected and well-informed generation ever. They have a firm grasp on their preferences yet are open to the possibility that those views could shift overnight.

Most importantly, they have an admirable ability to experiment with fashion, music, art, and identity. And they don't even try to hide it.

Why is Generation Z so into the maximalist style, and what is it exactly?

What is Maximalism?

As its name suggests, Maximalism focuses on making the most of every aspect of design, including colors, textures, and forms. This trend for interior decorators creates a highly individual room bursting at the seams with visual flair.

Simply put, Less is meh, and more is lit (as a Gen Z would put it).

Unlike “cancel culture” or viral internet trends, Gen Zdid not invent Maximalism. The history of the maximalist design style is complex, just like the style itself. The movement can be traced back to 16th-century Europe when the wealthy made their love for extravagance known through paintings of lavishly furnished homes. The style faded into obscurity but made a comeback during the Victorian era as a way for people to express themselves. Following economic booms and recessions and the classic quest for the shiny new thing. Maximalism and its antithesis, Minimalism, continued to ebb and flow.

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