Eclectic design

As a designer who’s particularly interested in eclectic design the words ‘theme’ or ‘colour scheme’ cant help but send shudders through me.
I understand that design doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone, and sometimes we all need ‘guidelines’ to help us, but when it comes to interior design we need to step away from the rule book and let our personality and gut feeling do the talking.

There is neither one nor two colours which are used but instead the palette used is one full of texture, shades and pattern. And mostly a history in the occupant’s life.
Although design school rules should ultimately be broken, perhaps one “rule” to go by is try not to create a rainbow interior using ALL colours- this is then stepping into a rainbow scheme so a no-no.
Yes it is easier to follow rules then not but I honestly believe if you go with your gut feeling on interiors and take inspiration from ideas you spot around you can nail the eclectic look!

Now I know I can’t be the only one who thinks all these interiors are beautiful and full of character!

Eclectic mixture of colours

Eclectic mixture of colours

So many colours going on here- but due to the neutral backdrop and sofa it creates a perfect grounding for all pops of colours.

 

eclectic patterns

eclectic patterns

Nothing really matches but it works because all colours are on a similar saturation so there isn’t one item which is trying to shout out above all else but together it’s so simple which both interests and intrigues.

Bright eclectic furniture

Bright eclectic furniture

Unlike the previous image, this living room has it’s bright pink sofa take center stage, however the matching patterned cushions create some uniform without being obvious and to help blend in this brightness the simplest way to add colour, pattern and interest- books!

 

vintage eclectic

vintage eclectic

Using a mixture of vintage style furniture creates the ultimate eclectic interior! But remember your home isn’t a jumble sale so don’t go mad with it! This sweet romantic bedroom uses the simple walls and floor as a good partner for the brown wood. I love using a vintage chair as a stage for objects. The ombre DIY art work adds a femininity to the room.

As always tell me your thoughts on eclectic style, if you would like more on a particular room let me know.

Happy styling! x

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