Minimalism a lifestyle defined by the idea that eliminating excess in every area of your life can help make room for meaningful and essential components. This often looks like decluttering your home, simplifying your finances, and practicing mindfulness to clear your mind. For good reason, this trend has been the forefront of the lifestyle and design space for years. However, as a response, maximalism has begun to rise in popularity in recent years. Despite common belief, maximalism is not the opposite of minimalism. It does not encourage clutter but embraces things that make you happy. A maximalist might be a collector that features their prized items on the wall or a traveler that displays their souvenirs. Both of these lifestyles can be extremely positive and can help you express yourself in a way that you never thought you could.
Are you maximalist or minimalist? If you aren’t sure, check out this flowchart that Invaluable put together and learn a little bit more about which side you identify more with. Once you understand your preferred design style, figure out ways that you can create a healthy, enriched lifestyle that supports it.