There are a lot of design elements in an eclectic style interior, and as a result, it can be especially challenging to design a holistic space by using this style. You may see an eclectic space and wonder, ‘wow what a beautiful compilation of various objects,’ but it can be quite intimidating to actually create one. So today, we’ll be sharing a few tips on how you can get the eclectic style right!
1. Right contrast is the key
When you think of contrast, a beautiful accent furniture piece or statement art might come to mind. But with eclectic interior design, contrast is taken to a whole new level. For example, if you have a sofa set, make sure it comprises of different styled modules. Or if you have a dining set, you can opt for mismatched chairs to emulate an eclectic vibe.
2. Playing with textures
Getting your textures right is an important part of creating a beautiful eclectic interior design. While you may already know that you’ll be working with a number of different patterns and tactile textures, using them in balanced quantities is the key. If you’re going for bolder version of patterns, make sure to harmonize them with a few plain surfaces for better visual effects.
3. Planning your colour schemes
Planning your colour scheme is important if you want to get your eclectic theme right. Since it’s a style that comprises of such a bold colour/texture palette, it’s always better to go with a largely white backdrop. With such an empty canvas, you’ll have so much more leeway to work in different patterns, bold furniture pieces and accessories in the foreground.
4. An airy quality
A truly inviting eclectic interior design is the one, which despite the combination of various stylistic items is always breezy and inviting. This open quality can be curated by using mostly light and neutral colours in the backdrop, so that the bold and vivid items can take centerstage later. You can also emulate it by using large window portals in your spaces.
5. Unique accessorizing
As far as accessorizing is concerned, you can never go wrong with an eclectic interior design. Just use a hodge-podge of various décor items in a shelf or a display cabinet to get the right eclectic effect!