Unusual combinations, like mixing various styles and textures as well as matching furnishings from various cultures is a great way to add a touch of uniqueness when you’re furnishing your home.
Whether you call it eclectic style or just a representation of your own taste, every mixture must have a coherent note.
While many items will be mismatched by colour or shape, they must have certain features that will connect them. That way, you’ll create a harmonious home decor you’ve wanted in the first place.
Even though the styles and colours may collide, the sizes of the furniture pieces should somewhat relate well. If you want the pieces to look appealing, having the scale in mind is essential. Just think about having two nightstands in your bedroom that are completely different in both size and style ‒ hideous right? Well, that’s why visual weight and size are some of the most important aspects to think about when choosing the perfect furniture pieces for your home. Not only should you pay attention to size, but shape as well. Namely, if you want to include two end tables in the living room, have either two round or two squared ones, to achieve the visual balance.
One way to make the most of your eclectic style in your home is to use the neutral shades as a background, creating an outstanding fusion of colours and patterns against it. On the other hand, having a dark wall can perfectly accommodate the beautiful amalgamation of bold furniture colours.
Think black wall in combination with pink armchairs, a glass coffee table and cream ottomans for the living room decor. Adding a rug with a floral pattern as well as a yellow sofa will create an unexpectedly fabulous combination of styles. Furthermore, a subtle colour palette can be equally fabulous, and fashion an entirely different, yet as amazing home.
Mixing grey shades with various blue hues and adding a light to medium brown tones to it, helps create a subtle yet eccentric enough a room. If you’d like to be more consistent with colours, but experiment with shapes, sticking to a unified colour scheme is a good idea as well. Having the room in black and white, but mixing a traditional armchair with not as conventional a coffee table or a rug is one way to decorate the home in eclectic style.
No matter how diverse the furnishing is, you can still create a perfect balance to make everything look cohesive. One way to do it is to furnish the space in such a manner that it has equally distributed visual weight. An open concept rooms are the perfect example for this.
If you choose to place a bookshelf in the dining room, and only separate a living room area with a sofa, the perfect way to balance out the weight on the living room part of the wall is to adorn it with some wall art. Make sure to coordinate them appropriately, in order to avoid unbalanced styles.
Think how everything needs a matching pair. The colour of the pillow can go with the lamp shade or a side chair hue. Stylish floor rugs could match the shade of the seating arrangement or the drapes. The shapes of the side chairs and the sofa could go together as well. Place diverse picture frames on the wall, but make sure they all have a matching buddy in the same hue somewhere else in the room.
Create a focal point
While cohesion is the key to creating the perfect eclectic style, having an odd ball in the space helps create a perfect focal point for the room. Play with finishes and colours, and consider having a lighting fixture that doesn’t go with anything in a room.
What’s more, it can be the same colour as some other piece, but it may be much bigger and disrupt the visual scale balance ‒ keep it as the focal point, don’t make it compete with other pieces.
Choosing the perfect style for your home is always challenging. Therefore, don’t opt just for one, but combine various fabulous styles to create a unique one, especially fashioned to suit your own taste. Keep in mind the coordination of colours, balance and scale of furniture pieces and you’ll decorate your home with no trouble.
About the author Diana Smith
Diana Smith is a full time mum of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to home decor and latest DIY projects. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.