Of the many different interior design styles I enjoy, I have to admit that a contemporary eclectic space often makes my eyes pop more than any other, I just love the no-rules rule! Anything goes in a space like this, you can start with a modern clean lined sofa then fall in love with a neo classical chair and have the two live together in complete harmony; throw in a quirky coffee table, colourful rug, and a couple of attention grabbing lamps, and you’re really cooking.
A contemporary eclectic room always looks like such a fun and interesting place to hang out, often littered with books and interesting finds. This style is great for collectors, as a look like this can take time to evolve, with each scheme a bit like a snowflake in that no two are ever exactly the same. I have a lot of time for many of our highstreet home brands, but there is always a danger when decking your home out with the latest collection, of walking into somebody else’s house with the exact same set, sitting within the same decor shown in that seasons catalogue. Personally I love to rummage around the shops that stock reduced one-off items from collections around the globe (you know the ones I mean), pieces that you most probably would not find, or afford, directly off the original show room floor.
Make your place different by using layering techniques. Use a variety of patterns and don’t be afraid to clash a colour or two in small doses. There is an art to this, it’s not about cluttering every available square inch so that it becomes overwhelming, it’s about considerately combining a palette of much loved items, to paint one beautiful picture.
Unique finds make your home personal to you, and infinite combinations allow you to play with design, and that is what eclectic style is all about, expressing yourself in an ultra chic way!
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