BLENDING WITH COLOURS – THE ECLECTIC STYLE
The eclectic style may be well defined as a selection of colors which appears in various other styles the best. It is a collection of elements which has been gathered from different sources and put together into a different style. However, this does not mean that this style is easy to create or replicate. Mixing & matching elements from different styles are not as easy as it seems. Simply taking the elements which you may like the best in each and every style and randomly throwing them here and there is not enough. It is important to be very moderate when creating different contrasts and to create a balanced design. The idea is to create something that represents your style & what you are basically. Eclectic interior design is explained and distinguished by various contrasts and designs.
Top Tips for Designing Your Home in the Eclectic Style
1. Consider Every Piece’s worth
Before you start with decorating, be very specific of every single piece you want in the room. Is it worth or what its style is. Even if a room does not look too perfect, then it should still be put together. Eclectic does not mean throwing lots of random pieces here and there.
2. Choose Balancing Items
You can place some identical pieces in the room to help you balance the eclectic styles. These items can create harmony, balance and link different parts of the room together. An example would be two identical coffee table or draperies.
3. Leave Contrast
It is not necessary that everything should match. Play with a contrast in the room. This can include and indulge mixing hot and cold colors, such as with a pink sofa and a green one, or adding a refurbished piece of furniture to a sleek, polished room. This contrast becomes an interesting part of your décor.
4. Keep the Basics Neutral
It is important that you make sure you also maintain some neutral colors in the room, such as with paintwork. This allows adding stronger colors in the design of the room, without creating a clash and tiff on any styles.
5. Match Colours or Fabrics
If it seems nothing is matching, then bringing the items that can work well with each other even if they seem quite different. A good place to start is to try to match some paint, fabrics or colors. Patterns can be an example of what can be mixed up.
6. Sequel Style
Do not forget to choose to repeat certain items in the room, for instance, items of similar shapes can be brought in. An example would be a circular coffee table with a circular decorative mirror and a rectangular curio unit with a rectangular coffee table.