7 expert tips for an eclectic interior design
The term ‘eclectic’ refers to deriving ideas from a broad range of sources. In the context of interior designing this term refers to deriving your basic concept of styling from a wide-ranging and diverse palate. Not being restrained into a single aesthetic and breaking boundaries seems to be the new ‘it’ especially in interior designing. Below we will be looking at a home that has been designed on such a concept, and look at what elements make it that way.
- The divergent material palate
The image below shows a living room interior that has been carefully designed in an eclectic manner by merging ideas, furniture styles, accessorizing and materials derived from various other styles. The material palate is especially distinctive; the exposed brick wall is totally industrial, the furniture style is modern retro, the rug is funky and the accessories are pop-artsy – but everything works in a great visual harmony.
The furniture of this eclectic style is a combination of modern and retro – the high back design aspect is traditional, but the upholstery is extremely modern while the cushion accessories are very artsy. This contradicting phenomenon just adds to the overall aesthetic in a beautiful way.
- Lighting Fixtures
Just like the furniture and material palate, the lighting fixtures have also been designed in a diverse, multifarious way. Each fixture has its own distinctive style and design and offers to the visual dynamic of the overall interior design.
- Contradicting textures
Just like the juxtaposed material palate, the textures are just as contradicting. From the furniture to artwork to the wallpaper, each and every texture has a unique individuality that strays from the overall universality but still works pretty well together.
The kitchen of this home is similarly eclectic as the rest of the interior. The greatest diversity in this interior comes from the differing and complicated tile patterns. Its distinctive, customized patterning works in complete juxtaposition to the wood and chrome finishes of the rest of the space.
The bedroom may be small but the multifaceted interior applications respect that dimensional variation and works with it. The concrete featuring, the retro bed set and the wooden floors are total contradictions but they do work in tandem to make this design seem plausible.
- The centerpieces
Each and every single element of the interior of this home has a unique individuality – from the smallest of accessories to the largest feature pieces. And all of these work together to create a beautiful aesthetic that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise, making this interior a true eclectic masterpiece.