Eclectic Furniture and Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
Eclectic furniture style combines
elements from at least two decorating styles.
You can choose from the
- Art Deco
- Coastal (Nautical)
- Country Cottage
- European (Tuscan)
- French Country
(Arts and Crafts)
- Modern (Contemporary)
- Shabby Chic (Vintage)
beauty with an eclectically
decorated home is that it does not adhere to one major style and it
gives you the opportunity to be creative by incorporating other styles.
This makes for a very exciting and interesting home.
To begin this
process, you may learn more about the characteristics of each above
mentioned style by choosing
doing so, it will give you a chance to explore what themes will work
best for your personal taste.
Although Eclectic decorating is warm and
welcoming, this design can be tricky. This
style can be effectively implemented if the principles of design are
understood, which are: line, color, texture, proportion, and form.
though some styles are very different, you can successfully pull off
combining them if you understand what works together.
You may, for
instance, find that in combining the
the Asian style with the bold colors used in the contemporary style
that these two styles complement one another in a unique way.
try to stick with a few neutral colors to help bring all of the
elements together, especially when using rich colors like red and gold.
This will prevent the design from being forgotten among the many hues.
selecting Eclectic furniture pieces, use the lines, finishes, and materials of
these pieces as a guide to help you find a common element, such as the
fabric or paint color.
multitude of fabrics available partly defines the Eclectic style,
whether they are of a solid color, patterned, or textured.
choose a color scheme, consider including a neutral color as your
foundation, and then add colored and textured solids, patterns, and
trims, tassels, or fringe.
combination of accessories completes the Eclectic look. For instance,
you can combine a black and white trinket with a bronze statue in a
room that is painted gold.
This is your chance to be creative and let your imagination run free.
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