Eclectic style room

How To Curate Eclectic Style to Your Home

Team Valyou


Eclectic decor: the diverse design style elicits a slew of superlatives that reveal its devious character. It is curious, strong, and multilayered. It is safe to say that it is a riotous juxtaposition of color and texture. Old and modern, and high and low. This style allows one’s own personality to show while also allowing one to think beyond the box. But, if you think this free-spirited design style is “everything goes”, think again. It is one of the most difficult styles to master.

Eclectic style is a popular interior style that consists of combining various components. But what exactly does eclectic mean? In house design, it is common to see a variety of historical pieces, decor styles, textures, colors, and patterns combined. However, at their finest, diverse styles should not feel disorganized. Eclectic style is about finding harmony in disparate and opposing styles to create coherent space.

We all undoubtedly appreciate how varied homes reflect the personality of the person who lives in them while still leaving plenty of room for individual innovation. If you have trouble selecting just one theme for your room, we're here to help you create an eclectic space. It might be daunting to imagine a design style that is a little out of the box in one of the most important places in your house. Don't worry, this guide will make it easy.

Play With Textures

Industrial coffee table
Industrial coffee table

Incorporate different textures to make your unique home decor sing. Contrast textures to create a memorable eclectic atmosphere in your house. You want enough visual activity in your environment to keep the eye intrigued. A clever approach to achieve this without being obvious is to incorporate different textures in little doses around the space.

Repeat and alternate textures to create an aesthetically and tactilely engaging home. Put smooth textures next to rough, nubby ones and soft textures next to harsh one. Imagine marble surfaces next to wood grains or luxurious sofas and throw cushions next to an industrial coffee table. 

This Aumbry Coffee Table is an excellent example. This coffee table is not only beautiful, but it is also functional. This industrial coffee table and chest is made of aviator-style metal and can withstand a little turbulence. When you open it up, you'll find a ton of storage space within.

Pick-A Go-To Color

Eclectic design color pallete
Eclectic design color pallete

Choosing a series of basic colors to complement your diverse design is a fantastic place to start and will serve as a guide to help you edit and create a unified appearance. It will also help to bring aspects of eclectic design together for harmony. To begin, we recommend selecting one neutral color and one accent color. Using a soothing neutral throughout the space will allow for a sensible foundation color to layer over and keep the room from seeming too overpowering.

If you want to go all out, you can take chances in combining colors, finishes, patterns, and materials that contrast each other. Trial-and-error combinations are the key to designing your own unique space. Make an arrangement and take a step back. If it seems off, it probably is. Trust your instincts and keep going until you’re completely satisfied.

Don’t Forget the Focal Point

Unique industrial coffee table
Unique industrial coffee table

When arranging your layout, keep in mind that, while eclectic design involves blending styles and periods via a wide range of things, the curated appearance should not lack direction. Whatever your statement object is and how it makes that statement, it must be bold. However, you don't want too many assertions in one place. Depending on the size of your area, one or two statement pieces will be more than enough to get people talking.

Whether it's a large-scale piece of artwork or a stunning piece of furniture, it should take center stage and be the only thing commanding attention. Unless contained inside a single vignette, such as the unforgettable modern-traditional settee and living wall, or within a particularly big space. Two showstoppers tend to compete and can undermine the room's overall story. Vault Coffee Table makes an excellent focal point. This industrial coffee table is made of iron and is stronger than Superman. Double doors with vault-style handles lead to a large storage chamber. It's large enough to hold pillows, blankets, and other items you wish to keep secure.

Complement Without Competing

Eclectic accent chair
Eclectic accent chair

In contrast to other interior design trends, eclectic design is all about combining furniture from many aesthetics or historical eras in one room. So, if you're looking for an eclectic appearance, you wouldn't want all of your furniture to have modern lines. Consider creating a collection of basic pieces that reflect many genres.

You can choose a classic coffee table, simple or modern accent chairs, a transitional sofa, and a vintage boho-style rug. This intriguing combination of styles provides the impression that the space was put together over time and is a one-of-a-kind expression of your particular interests. Also, it makes a dynamic and surprising space. Check out the Allesa Accent Chair if you're searching for a great accent chair. This Mario Capasa Italian design is definitely elegant but also comfortable, and it would look great in your bedroom, living room, or even outside. 

One important point to remember while shopping for fundamental, eclectic furniture is that while some symmetry is great, you definitely want to avoid feeling too matchy-matchy, which is the polar opposite of eclectic design.

Strike a Balance

Eclectic room design
Eclectic room design

If your eclectic items aren't working well together, take a fast tally of how many of each category you have in the room. When there is only one piece in a certain style, it might stand out more than if it is surrounded by others. Try to strike a balance when it comes to the influence various decor styles have in your home. 

In the image above there is vintage furniture, a natural rug and accents, a modern bookshelf, and an industrial table and lamp. Several styles are represented, and it works because no single style is overpowering and no style is under represented. 

Construct a link between styles. A single piece that works as a bridge between two pieces is an excellent way to bring disparate styles together.

Paring down and leaving some neutral space for the eye to rest on will help your house feel peaceful and inviting. Allow yourself to temporarily remove items if it makes it easier – only to experience how the room looks and feels without them before letting go permanently. Roll up a rug, take down a piece of artwork, or drape a large white sheet over your most colorful piece of furniture to get a sense of how the space might appear without it.

Take Pleasure With the Eclectic Style

Eclectic home design is all about expressing yourself in a space. Don't impose too many restrictions on your eclectic-style home; liberate yourself from the harsh and outdated norms of standard interior design. Allow your imagination to go wild and explore as much as you want.