What is Moody Maximalist Decor?
What Moody Maximalist Decor?
Moody Maximalist decor (sometimes called dark maximalism) is an aesthetic I've also enjoyed, even before I knew what the term meant. The aesthetic is dark, bold, mysterious and quirky.
In this blog series, I'm documenting my budget maximalist bedroom makeover and integrating my own needle felted projects as part of the decor.
Bringing the Maximalist Vibe with Needle Felting
What is Needle felting? Needle felting involves using a sharp barbed needle to sculpt and shape wool roving into 3D shapes like animals, fabric sheets, food, or even jewelry or clothing. Since I am a maximalist, I do too many! Aside from the Curio Cabin, I also run Magic Trout Imaginarium, where I sell felting kits with tutorials and teach felting workshops at schools, libraries. People love felting; everyone we teach comments on how easy and stress relieving it is!
Before my Moody Maximalist Decor Makeover
(looking right from the doorway)
How to Design on a Budget
First consideration is to decide your budget. I am aiming to spend $1000. Next I want to choose, is a theme and a color pallete. So, of course, my first step is I went on Pinterest and found some inspiration to help me decide the pallete and style.
Here are my favourite images I found that will help inform my decisions and purchases.
My Color Palette for my Moody Maximalism Decor Makeover
I decided the color pallete for my moody maximalism bedroom makeover will be:
Gold, Dark Blue, Red, Mustard, light green and burnt orange
Take an Inventory your Existing Maximalist Decor
I've loved this style forever, so I already have some items in my home. I'd like to incorporate them into my maximalist bedroom.
Drawing on items you slready have is great to save money of course. Also keep in mind, you can always paint the items to match your palette!
Needle Felted Animal Taxidermy:
For this I room I am going to integrate needle felted animal taxidermy projects using old picture frames I've had on hand for a long time.
Here are a few felted animal taxidermy projects I saw added to our Moody Maximalism Decor Pinterest:
Check out our shop to buy your own DIY felted animal taxidermy kit
Who Am I?
My name is Zee Kesler and I am the Head Imagineer at the Magic Trout Imaginarium where I sell felting supplies and tutorials. I love incorporating felting projects into my maximalist interior designs.