Thanks to platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok, social media has paved the way for a new wave of interior design trends to rise to the surface, one of the most notable being moody maximalism, sometimes known as dark maximalism. Now that minimalist styles have primarily taken a backseat, many are re-exploring the idea of maximalism, this time with a darker edge.

We like to keep up with changing interior trends here at Taskers, so if you're searching for an overview of this new trend, you've come to the right place. For a crash course on the ins and outs of the trend, colour palettes, and styling tips, we've got everything you need to know right here. So, let's dive in!

What is moody maximalism?

Maximalism is an interior design approach that focuses on creating a richly layered and eclectic space. Unlike minimalism, which instead emphasises simplicity, maximalism is all about adding more elements to your space. Moody maximalism, however, blends explicitly bold and rich colours, such as deep reds, greens, and purple palettes, with luxurious patterns and textures like velvet to achieve a dramatic yet sophisticated look. The general ethos of the style is to create a lavish and alluring sense of extravagance, and it leans heavily on classic elements of traditional interiors but also incorporates some aspects of the contemporary style.

Tetrad Bloomsbury Midi Sofa


With these lavish fabrics, intricate details, and striking colour combinations, the idea is to create a sense of dark, romantic luxury. Whether you're seeking to add a touch of glamour to your home decor or make a fashion statement, moody maximalism is a trend that is definitely worth exploring.

Textures, colour palettes and materials

If you're looking for some pointers on where to start, colours, materials, and textures are a great place to start. These will help you lay the foundation for your furniture and tie your room together.

When it comes to fabrics, you can't go wrong with velvet, brocade, faux fur, silk, embossed fabrics - basically anything that creates a sense of depth in your space. Deep jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, and amethyst purple are also popular choices in this style because of how effortlessly they create a moody and dramatic atmosphere. If bright colours aren't your thing and you prefer something more subdued, dark neutrals like charcoal grey and espresso brown give the same effect.

For complementary materials and colours, stick to shades like mahogany and ebony woods for furniture and brass and copper metals for accent pieces. When it comes to selecting your accessories, the more ornate, the better. Think candelabras, gilded mirrors, busts, and chandeliers.

Moody maximalist furniture pieces


Alexander & James Jude armchair

When it comes to furniture pieces for moody maximalism, we have an abundance of choices for you to take a look through here at Taskers. You'll find hundreds of styles, patterns and fabrics available in our luxury designer lines, but here's a couple we've picked out to give you an idea of the kind of thing you want to be looking for. When it comes to sofas and armchairs we love the Alexander & James Abraham Junior Grand Fabric Sofa and Alexander & James Jude Armchair, the luxurious velvet texture and chesterfield style is perfect for a moody maximalist interior. For wood furnishings, the Iain James collection offers the ideal mix of classic style functionality, perfect for traditional interiors. A few pieces to consider would be the Iain James Dining Furniture Cluster Base Dining Table, Iain James Occasional Furniture Georgian Coffee Table and Shelf, and the Iain James Occasional Furniture Tall Open Bookcase. Together, they will create a beautiful sense of cohesion while also leaving room for other pieces to be added for an authentic maximalist feel.

At Taskers of Accrington, we provide expertly crafted furnishings from some of the most highly sought-after brands in the world, including Tetrad, Harrison Beds, Cattelan Italia, and Calligaris furniture.

If you need any help starting your moody maximalist interior, our friendly team is always happy to help with furniture recommendations. All you need to do is get in touch by calling our experts on 01254 375983 or by popping into our expansive showroom on Penny House Lane, Accrington.