What are eclectic décors?
Instead of sticking to one style, many contemporary designers consolidate a vast array of influences into an individual space. What would once be considered a disjointed look is now viewed as a singular, unified décor. This open-mindedness to style lets individuals put their own personal stamps on their homes. Because no two people share the same tastes, every eclectically decorated space takes on a truly unique appearance.
Despite the willingness to mix styles, designers warn against abandoning major design rules. To avoid feeling overly busy and crowded, an eclectic décor shouldn’t incorporate too many contrasting styles. Eclectic spaces generally use a neutral color scheme as a foundation and then integrate subtle influences from other looks. This selective mismatching helps rooms appear playful, lived-in, and personal.
What are some characteristics of eclectic décors?
Eclectic modern styles are epitomized by the diverse assortment of patterns, textures, and influences included in a space. Accessories ranging from newly purchased home décor items and cherished family heirlooms to souvenirs from vacations are carefully curated to showcase occupants’ hobbies, tastes, and interests. Furniture from multiple design periods, including retro midcentury, Danish modern, and among others, are used throughout the home, prioritizing what works best for the space over the individual style. Designers recommend a neutral palette, but strategic use of bright colors helps a room appear playful and alive.
What about lighting for eclectic spaces?
Because different looks are mixed and matched, nearly every lighting style can be included in an eclectic décor. Bright, vivid finish colors imbue playfulness into a room while subtler options help the fixtures adapt to already established styles.