Fresh Ideas for Your Home
© 2013 Hunter Douglas
An eclectic look can tie your most-loved
possessions together into a unified decorating style.
An eclectic look is more than mixing and matching random design elements. It’s a well thought out
array of textures, colors, styles and vintages.
People often use the word “eclectic” to mean a bunch of random pieces put together with no thought as
to harmony and design. And that’s just not true!
An eclectic style is a careful mix of old and new, casual and formal, rustic and elegant, put together in a
way to create a beautiful style and mood. It’s perfect for people who have collected unusual items on their
travels, or who have sentimental family treasures, or who have received unique and beautiful gifts from friends
or family. Or all of the above!
If your beloved design pieces are put together in a thoughtful way, with the addition of a few unifying
elements, they can work together to create a sophisticated decorating style that’s very personal and very
interesting. The key is to design a balanced look, with a few strong focal points, not a hodgepodge that just
seems like clutter.
Here are some tips to bring together an eclectic room:
make the other elements stand out.
tie things together.
Do you like several decorating styles? Don’t want to be pinned down to one look or theme? You’re
probably a fan of the eclectic style and don’t even know it.