Are you one of those people who like to mix a modern piece with a shabby chic accessory? Or likes contemporary inspiration for a classic ambience? The philosophy behind this design movement, called eclectic style, is simple as this: to combine elements or particular styles from different time periods and different origins within a single project. So what you like to mix things a little bit? Bring that feeling to your interiors and make them unique! Give them character, personalyze them and feel good about it.
However, eclectic style is not necessarily that mixing together that many features of such a variety of styles in some design work would look chaotic. On the contrary, eclectic style is rather harmony-like style, where different pieces of furniture, for example, have their unique places. Also, all the elements are in a thoughtful connection with the other parts of the style in the room.
The eclectic style is characterized by the fact that it is not a particular style. It is the borrowing of a variety of styles, ideas and theories, drawn from different time periods and different origins and combining them within a single project.
Of course, a lot of efforts, thoughts, and creativity is necessary in order to make the project in eclectic style look great and at the same time logically interconnected. More than just throwing everything together, eclectic design works to make all these different styles work cohesively. Elements are thoughtfully connected with the other parts of the style in the room. Colors tend to be neutral to further help these different influences come together and avoid the chaotic look with the other features of the design.
One can create a combination of all the different styles such as Mission, Traditional, Country, Contemporary, Loft, Tropical, Retro, Coastal, Asian, Ethnic, Lodge and achieve amazing results.
But with an eclectic mix, one can simply overcome a stylistic stagnation and easily innovate and suit the interior to the needs and personalities of their owners, be it a neo-classicist assortment or some new age fun with a vintage feel.
Letting go of rigid stylistic boundaries and figuring out what is your style can be great fun. So… what is your style?