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maximalist homeware accessories

Minimalist vs maximalist homeware

More or less? Celebrating two sides of the same interior design coin.


Top row from left to right: Flying Tiger Teapot, £12; John Lewis & Partners Rattan Chest, £600; Arket Serving Tools, £17; John Lewis & Partners Bowl, £12; Bottom row from left to right: Zara Home Rattan Headboard, £349.99; TK Maxx Wish Bone Chair, £129.99; The White Company Table Lamp, £145; H&M Home Soap Dispenser, £6.99
Top row from left to right: Habitat Rope Lampshade, £32 at Argos; Marks & Spencer Glazed Jug, £15; Habitat Headboard, £325 at Argos; John Lewis & Partners Jute Pouffe, £80; Bottom row from left to right: Marks & Spencer Mirror, £49; Zara Home Iron Table Lamp, £109.99; H&M Home Brush Set, £27.99; Arket Terracotta Cups, £17

For those who find perfection in the pared-back, restraint is key: look to objects that are not only beautifully made to last, but have a sense of purpose within your home. A quiet, monochromatic colour palette will lend an air of serenity to surroundings while rustic textures and handmade finishes – earthenware pottery, braided wicker and cast iron – nod to the Zen wabi-sabi aesthetic, which celebrates the beauty of imperfection.


Clockwise from top left: Hay Twisted Candlesticks, £10 at TK Maxx; H&M Home Jug, £19.99; Habitat Table Lamp, £50 at Argos; H&M Home Tray, £24.99; TK Maxx Ottoman, £39.99; M&S Bedding, from £39.50; The White Company Chandelier, £540; John Lewis & Partners Glass, £7; Bordallo Pinheiro Earthenware Pitcher, £70 at John Lewis; Arket Bowl, £17; TK Maxx Lampshade, £24.99; Primark Home Candle, £4; Flying Tiger Soap Dispenser, £2; Marks & Spencer Cushion, £17.50; Zara Home Globe, £49.99; Habitat Vase, £14 at Argos

Collector, enthusiast, accumulator – if you subscribe to the mantra of more is more, rejoice in the bells and whistles of bobbin legs, scalloped edges and tablescapes elevated with a plethora of colourful glassware and spiral dinner candles galore. 'Tis the season to layer up pattern and print with gusto: let a vibrantly hued trad plaid blanket jostle for position on the sofa with a deckchair-striped cushion. Above all else, have fun: a generous salad bowl masquerading as a flower? Why not.

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