If you are a follower of my blog you probably know that I have never been a fan of minimalism in home decor. I am not saying that it can't be beautiful, but it just doesn't work for me.
I love being surrounded by the things that I love, and as it turns out, because of covid, maximalism in small spaces has become a "thing". It seems that I am not the only person who wants their small space, or any size space to be cozier.
We are spending much more time in our homes, and we are living through a time where we need to feel comforted. Being surrounded by the things we love can bring us that sense of comfort. I know it does for me.
So I am here to say that I think you should bring out those things you have hidden away in your drawers and closets. Bring out the things from your childhood that make you smile. Bring out your collections that you spent years gathering. You gathered them because they make you happy.
Maximalism doesn't have to be limited to one style of decor. For me it means a cozy English country cottage vibe mixed with a farmhouse feel. For you it may be something completely different. Maybe you like an eclectic look or boho decorating. Maybe you love shabby chic.
Decorators have been making a lot of money telling you that you need to clear out your spaces. I'm not a professional decorator, but as a former counselor and as someone who has always enjoyed decorating my own space, I am saying that you should follow your heart when decorating your small space. Do what brings you joy.
With all of that being said, I am starting a series on maximalism in small spaces. I plan to add a new post each week focusing on my small space and also what others are doing in their small spaces.
I will also show you how I have collected things over the years and how I continue to decorate on a small budget.
Now that I am fully vaccinated I plan to start thrifting again next week wearing my two masks. It's been a year since I have been to a thrift store or to an auction. I can't wait to get back out and find fun new vintage and antique items.