Eclectic Home Decor
Posted by Zin Home on 2nd Jan 2023
6 Tips for Decorating an Eclectic Interior
If you're a fan of mixing and matching different styles of furniture and accessories, then you probably already know that eclectic home decor is all the rage. But maybe you've been hesitant to incorporate this look into your own space because it's such an open-ended style—one that can be as simple or complex as your budget and taste allow. Well, let me reassure you: If you know how to mix different pieces together in an intentional way, then your eclectic home will be cohesive and eye-catching. And here are my top tips for making sure yours is just right:
Mix old with new.
The easiest way to create an eclectic look is to mix old with new.
Use one piece as the centerpiece for your room, then surround it with a variety of other pieces.
You can use old pieces in unexpected ways. For example, if you have a dresser or table that needs refinishing, don’t just sand it down and paint over it; instead, use another color on top and go wild! You might even consider painting a piece of furniture in colors that match your walls: this works especially well when you have a light stucco wall mural like I do at my house. The room will feel more cohesive because there’s continuity between all of the different elements—like how we want our clothes to work together when we put together outfits for ourselves each day (or week).
Mixing different materials can be a great way to create a cohesive look for your eclectic space. Try mixing up the types of wood you use, or mixing up the textures and finishes of the materials. Another idea is to use glass, ceramics, or even metal in your decorating.
Mix more than one art.
- Mix more than one piece of art. You don't have to limit yourself to one piece of art in each room. Try mixing different styles, sizes and media of artwork throughout your house.
- Change up the arrangement of the art in your home. Don't put all of your favorite pieces in a small space and forget about them! Mixing it up by hanging some pieces higher or lower on the wall will help you see them differently every time you enter a room—a nice surprise for guests who visit often!
Mix upholstered items.
Mix upholstered pieces with other upholstered pieces. If you have a lot of different types of furniture in the room, try to group them according to their fabric textures and colors. This is especially helpful if you’re trying to incorporate several different decorative styles into one space. For example, if you have wood furniture with an antique finish and metal accents, choose some chairs or sofas that are upholstered with similar patterns (perhaps even matching prints). You can also mix this look by using different types of fabrics on different surfaces: for example, a velvet sofa paired with wool carpeting.
Experiment with mixing patterns.
Mixing patterns is one of the most exciting ways to add interest to your space. You can use a small area of a pattern to add visual interest, or use the entire room as an opportunity to go wild with color and style. Just remember that if you're going for something bold, it's best not to overwhelm yourself with too many different patterns at once. When picking out furniture pieces or accessories that work well together, try choosing two or three different elements from each category: colors, styles (such as geometric shapes vs. floral designs), etc. This will give your space more cohesion while still allowing you room to experiment with mixing patterns!
You can mix and match different styles of furniture to create a cohesive eclectic look in your home.
Eclectic furniture is a great way to make your home unique, while also making it feel more welcoming. You can mix and match different styles of furniture to create a cohesive eclectic look in your home. Eclectic means mixing different things together, so when you have eclectic furniture in your home it makes sense that everything is mixed and matched!
This style of decorating is very popular because it allows people to express themselves through their homes without being too specific. For example, if you like modern design but also love mid-century furnishings, then you can use both styles in one room!
By mixing these different styles of furniture, you can create a cohesive eclectic look in your home. This can help you achieve the look that best suits your needs and personality, while also saving money on decorating costs.