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Are You Ready for More? Maximalism is the new minimalism

Are You Ready for More? Maximalism is the new minimalism

Like most trends, interior design styles come on the heels of other trends, as reactions—even backlashes—to the opposite. For the past decade, we’ve been driven by the stark, austere perfectionism of minimalist design, which can be quite beautiful and soothing when it’s done properly. But there is also a starkness to it, an unlived-in, sterile, and museum-like quality which makes it much less practical for everyday life. Recently we’ve not only had to make our homes our places of refuge and to raise our families, but we’ve also had to set up impromptu home offices and take “staycations” in the backyard. Achieving and maintaining the meticulous habits required of minimalism are simply unrealistic when one truly “lives” in a space.

Achieving Enlightenment: Top trends in interior lighting

Achieving Enlightenment: Top trends in interior lighting

If any one feature in your home can make it look drab and outdated, it’s the lighting. Old fixtures, out of style chandeliers, and boring lamps can detract from the beauty of any space. The good news is that changing out or adding new fixtures is an easy fix that will bring new sparkle and shine to your home. Perhaps you want to illuminate your kitchen island, add some flair to the foyer, or put some panache on your patio—no worries. With today’s options, updating your lighting can be fun and uncomplicated. Achieving enlightenment is steps away.

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