LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 06: Bobby Berk attends the Gold House 2nd Annual Gold Gala at The Music Center on May 06, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
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Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Doesn't Love This Over-The-Top Decor Trend
Maximalism in home décor can be bold and expressive, but it also has its challenges. As a minimalist at heart, "Queer Eye" designer Bobby Berk isn’t on board with the trend.
Berk told The Spruce, “While I do think the ‘maximalist’ look with a lot of colors, prints, and patterns works in a lot of spaces, I prefer something a bit more organized and subdued.”
Berk also added that he would "constantly have the urge to pair [sic] things down (and put things away!) if I lived in maximal space."
People love this trend for its comfortable, layered aesthetic, but a harmonious balance is essential to tying everything together, which can be difficult to maintain and afford.
Maximalism involves more time and labor when it comes to cleaning and maintenance, and the trend-based style’s design elements become dated quickly, which makes it expensive.
Unlike the quiet luxury trend, which prioritizes calm and centeredness in the home, maximalism causes sensory overload, as it can be difficult to achieve a balanced, cohesive look.