Why should you pay such concern to your interior decor? At the heart of every person’s desire to change the look and atmosphere of their home, is the need to express themselves. Unless you’re prepared to knock down, expand, rebuild and generally start over from the very foundations, your imagination is the only way to bring this to fruition. There’s something deep ticking away inside of us that makes us want to live in our home in a certain style. Our living spaces should reflect our tastes, mood, attitude and an underlying ethos about life itself. The colors, shapes, historical importance and materials are what make these factors tangible. There are so many styles to choose from as indeed as human beings have transformed throughout the centuries, so have the interior decors. But for many who are just thinking about making the first steps into designing their own living spaces, these styles won’t have a huge impact as one might expect. If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck. There is a style, in fact, that is so loose and varied that it has been deemed its own style. The eclectic interior decor is at times sporadic, with bits of pieces that don’t really match or relate, forced to come together. With a little taste and awareness, your home can welcome this style with open arms.
Repelling to attraction
The living room is where most families and homeowners spend their time. This is being changed however as technology has become smaller and more portable. However, in terms of style, it is perhaps the most important room in the home. To paint an image of what an eclectic living room might look like, try to consider decor that doesn’t match in style, color and or materials. For the sofa, you could have something that is mired back into the mindset of the mid-century groove. A brash glossy velvet red, orange, green or any other pastel shade for that matter, would work. The coffee table could perhaps provide an opposite to the bright colors by being of faux marble. Made out of wood, the table’s legs might splay outward but sink a little deeper and curve outward a little. On the wall, you can go extravagant with mirrors of virtually any design that veers from traditional. Circular, square, triangle and even hexagon mirrors in metal framework provide a chic and abstract nature to the room. There is blend of playfulness and absurdity that the eclectic style thrives upon. So you can also have brass figurines of literally anything that suits your fancy. Be they just of fruit, animals, odd shapes, engineering feats like cars or planes; anything really, so go wild.
Open options dining
The dining room for many homes is where all the family come together for at least a few minutes a day. Therefore an eclectic decor style plays right into the hands of a family that have individuals with very big personalities. Furniture in this regard can be openly displayed. A boho boutique round dining table, with a four-legged cross conjoined support, finished in a matte black is just one choice. Fixed onto the side of the room or perhaps a nearby attachment opportunity can be a four bottle wine rack made from wood and iron. Being able to entertain guests during the daytime is also a cogitation you might want to delve into. To accompany and company, two circular nickel trays, dainty as they are, would be a welcome addition. Excellent for tea parties and lunches that can be served in delicate suave. For times when you just want to cook breakfast, serve it as fast as possible and be out the door, there’s the silver ring back bar stool. A set of them positioned along the outside of the kitchen counter, gives people the chance to sit closer to the action. Dancing with the light can be coupled with peculiar materials and objects. An apple-shaped trinket box finished in gold, made out of ceramic brings a new curiosity to the corners of the room. Taking from a little bohemian inspiration, purple and pink rugs may adorn the floor to break the monotony of the flooring too.
A novel oddness
One the best things about reading children’s novels when you were little was the fact that the kitchen was a magical place. Pots, pans, plates, forks and shelves were the first time one might have been introduced to a layered room. An eclectic kitchen is it’s very own novel oddness. Again, far from form and smooth appearance, the decor can almost be completely of your own making. The wood and metal that is present in the room can be of the same material but the tones should vary. For example, if you have wooden cabinets, drawers and metal handles, taps, light shades and even the sink, they should be transitioning from dark to light. The kitchen of an eclectic home is where you find the truest form of the style, and it’s total non-conformity. However, pastel colors are still very present. They are a chance to get very creative if you don’t want to stick to just varied shades. Your cookware itself can adopt this spirit if you get creative. Your roasting pot can be bright navy blue, the saucepan a lime green, your kettle a bumblebee yellow, the serving plates can be tiger orange etc. it’s a simple matter of stepping outside of the general neutral colors that modern kitchens have adopted. Free yourself from connecting certain colors with how one’s appetite might react subconsciously to seeing them as part of cooking and eating.
The basis of an eclectic home is that you’re signifying two things. You relish in non-conformity, you value creativity bordering on chaos. Despite the outlandish image of a home without a discernible interior decor, an eclectic style can be liberating. You have much more freedom in almost every sense. Mix and match colors, fabrics, shapes and sizes to suit your tastes. As long as you have spatial and height awareness so that your decor isn’t utterly random, you can experiment to your heart’s content.
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