Create a dramatic Indian living room design with a bold mix of colours, patterns and gold trimmings
We admit. We are maximalists at heart. It's hard not to fall in love with a space that is all expression and drama with something to offer in every square inch. You can ace this look like a pro, if you bear in mind one rule – the more the merrier. So, roll out the busy, patterned wallpaper, pull out a plush velvet sofa and stack up sequinned cushions. Remember, if there's one look that loves mix and match, it is this. Pair handmade artefacts with golden trimmings, Indian lotuses with faux gold pomegranates, quartz table tops with concrete finish shelves. What we love best about this look is that you can keep adding elements to your space – curios from your travels, gifts from friends or finds from thrift shops – and they will never be out of place. And yes, don't forget to light those candles while you raise a toast to a job well done. After all, living room makeovers are never easy.