Eclectic is a big buzz word in design right now. Seamlessly mixing styles to create a space that feels collected and personal takes a good eye and a sense of balance. Eclectic is not just throwing together a hodgepodge of things and hoping they work together. Successfully mixing styles is a matter of creating harmony with elements that do not match.
Adding eclectic style to an existing décor can help break up the feeling of a furniture showroom where everything matches. The furniture showroom look and sets of furnishings for the dining room, living room or bedroom feels a little outdated. Don’t worry if you have a living room or bedroom set, there are easy ways to give your room an updated, eclectic look with accessories and lighting.
This living room is a great example of an eclectic modern room. You’ll notice that the chairs and sofa all match and were probably bought as a set. The coffee table is also modern and its clean lines complement the sofa and chairs. These coordinating pieces give the room a strong modern base on which to add eclectic pieces.
Accent pieces, lighting and accessories are used to introduce eclectic style in this living room. The Chinese cabinet brings in a bit of global style. The traditional crystal chandelier adds a formal touch and a bit of glamour. Patterned accent pillows are a great place to bring in patterns from other styles, too.
So if you want to achieve an eclectic style, start with what you have as the base. Build on it by adding in accent pieces, accessories and lighting in different styles to make the room reflect your personality and interests.