Eclectic style doesn’t mean throwing together a bunch of random things into a room. You still have to make the design look fantastic and feel calming when you walk in. Ellecor Interior Design explains how to nail your renovation with eclectic interior design choices.
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Defining Eclectic Interior Design
Eclectic interior design means getting the room’s elements from a broad and diverse range of designs. For example, you may choose a neutral color palette that’s popular with contemporary design, but you also love to have black-and-white photos on the wall to denote the Victorian era. You might have a deer head over the door that typifies rustic style, and then you may have a coffee table from the 1950s for a mid-century modern flair.
Have One Unifying Color
Decide on a single color palette that unifies the entire room. Consider neutral tones, such as beige, gray, navy blue, or brown, that give the room a cohesive look. You can still add splashes of color here or there. But interior design usually relies on creating a space that’s pleasing to the eye and just feels good. Choosing the right unifying color is one significant way to do that.
Mix Different Textures
A unifying color palette brings it all together, but different textures set various elements apart in your room. Let’s say you have aqua as your color of choice, and you absolutely love an aqua couch you want as the centerpiece of the room. The couch has ordinary fabric on it. Off to the side, you have an ottoman in a matching color, but this piece has luxurious velvet on it for a classic look. In the corner, display a beautiful aqua-blue Phalaenopsis Orchid arrangement that picks up the unifying color. On the opposite wall is a miniature car model of the ‘57 Chevy your father had when you were a kid. The metal car model has an aqua paint job. In this example, you maintain the same color throughout the room but have various textures.
Use Space Wisely
Eclectic doesn’t mean cluttered. Rather than display every piece in a single room, rotate your collections. Consider seasonal options and rotate items every three months. When you go over your space considerations, lay out things in order of priority with larger pieces first. Go with the flooring/carpet/rugs, followed by walls and shelving. Then get into furniture, chairs, tables, and lamps before filling in with art, wall hangings, knickknacks, mementos, and photos. Start big and work down to smaller items. Imagine the layout and take measurements before buying physical items. Don’t be afraid to leave empty spaces or spend time finding that one perfect item.
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Interior Design by Ellecor
Need help making your eclectic interior design tastes come together? Perhaps you and your significant other have different eyes for aesthetics and you need a way to blend both of them. Our team can help. Contact Ellecor Interior Design today or call (417) 720-2602 for more information.