4. Layer with texture. Layering is really what maximalism is all about, and it’s actually not the worst thing in the world. Thoughtful layers create warm, inviting environments — and, let’s face it, sometimes minimalism can end up feeling a bit cold. Finding ways to add warmth might be something reasonable for a minimalist to adopt. To take a minimal approach to this principle, layer whites, neutrals and plenty of organic textures rather than an abundance of color and pattern. This significantly lowers the risk of accidentally hosting a visual circus in your living room.