interior trends




Move over minimalism! Your quirkier, funkier and more vibrant sister maximalism is taking a stand. Maybe it’s as we move into the warmer times of the year, we become a little bit more daring with patterns, textures and colours. Truthfully, the results can be downright wacky but more often than not, this interior trend can provide you with a window of opportunity to express yourself – decorating your home in a way you may not have in the dreary, cooler months.

Whatever your interior preferences are, we all like little parts of our personalities to reflect throughout the areas of our homes. It could be a quirky bedspread, a unique painting or brightly coloured, luxury home accessories. Whether you’d describe yourself as a minimalist or a maximalist, little touches in and around your home can send subtle hints about the type of person you are and give your guests an insight into the more creative you. Keep reading below to see our top tips on how you can bring elements of maximalism – Sweetpea & Willow style!


Cushions are a fun and easy way to add an element of texture and personality into the rooms in your home. Whether they’re for your bedroom, living room or lounge pops of colour or little quirky touches on this simple accessory can transform a room. The great thing about adding dimension with cushions is you can be as whacky as you like, mixing and matching your cushions in order to create a comfortable and creative little haven!

L-R: Bertie Cushion CoverSherri Cushion CoverBlack Edition Cushion – Viridian

L-R: Kirkby Design Arco Cushion – TealMeredith Fringe Cushion – PurpleVilla Nova Toubou Cushion – Tabasco


We all know that the right lighting can create your desired atmosphere in a room. But who says it’s just the light bulb that can affect the mood in a space? If you’re stocked up your collection of eccentric cushion covers and are looking to take the next step in your maximalist journey; lighting is the way to go.  With a range of fabulous lighting options available on our website, if you’re trying to up your maximalist game – why not opt for a slightly strange lighting feature?

L-R: Eichholtz Oceania Table LampEichholtz Coyote Floor LampCaesar Table Lamp

L-R: Mini Ostrich Feather Lamp – CloudEichholtz Hildebrandt Chandelier – LargeFloor Standing Ostrich Feather Lamp Gold Base – Dusk


This might be one of the bigger commitments of all the options. However, if you’re ready to take a big plunge, fully devoting your time to transforming your living areas – a new sofa is a must. If you aren’t quite ready for a brand new sofa, how about an upholstered pouffe to slowly build your courage?  Luckily for you, Sweetpea & Willow have a gorgeous range of Handmade in London sofas, with five brand new additions for you to bespoke to your every, quirky need. Have your pick and choose from over one hundred different fabric options available.

L-R: Delphine Corner SofaGwyneth SofaAriel Sofa

L-R: Roma PouffeCharlie SofaAlderley Sofa


If all of the above is a little too much to process right now, start small. Often in life, when we start small it gives us an insight into the bigger picture; decorating your home should be no exception. You can start your maximalist journey with little accessories first to find your feet. Then you can steer your creativity into the direction that you would ultimately like it to go. A fabulous print, side table or decorative accessory is all you’ll need to begin your maximalist dream.

L-R: Obsidian Ink Framed PrintEichholtz Ace BowlEichholtz Opia Bookends

L-R: Rowland End TableTropicana Palms PrintEichholtz Monkey Stool

Here at Sweetpea & Willow there’s something for everyone and if you are taking the maximalist leap – we hope this blog has informed and inspired you on how to subtly and not so subtly add some quirk to your living spaces.

Image Credit – Header Image, Sweetpea & Willow