If you enjoy creative expression, like to be original, and want to have fun decorating your home then a new eclectic look is the perfect one for you. However, it might surprise you to know that it is one of the hardest looks to get right. Unlike more recognizable styles, which might be defined by a period in history, or a cultural influence, an eclectic look is more about skillfully combining varied and contrasting influences to create an original, interesting and balanced result. Although there is no rulebook for this one, before you jump in here are a few tips to bring your ideas to life
- Bold, creative and colourful patterns give an eclectic room originality. To get the right result, keep in mind the size of the space you are working with, its easy to overwhelm a small room with too much pattern, or to lose the impact you hoped for in a larger space.
- Furniture styles can vary considerable in size so if you plan to have an Industrial sideboard and a Midcentury dining table maintain a sense of scale, or you could end up with the Alice in Wonderland look.
- Faced with so many style choices your eclectic project can quickly go off the rails, so start with a vision of how you want the space to look and keep referring back to it. You can build your vision around a few must-have items - that beautiful teal velvet sofa, your favourite rug, your perfect excuse to buy a new coffee table……
- See our Pinterest board for more Eclectic inspiration