Wow, eclectic decor is the most freeing decor style, in my opinion. If you are a thrifter, it can be fun and almost magical like to discover design and color elements for your interior. The trick is to add color and design in artful ways that compliment each other and don't dispense a feeling of chaos.
ec·lec·tic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
So how do you create an eclectic design decor that doesn't end up looking like someone threw up in the room? Turns out there are a few tricks.
1. Use black and white patterns to stabilize vibrant colors
|Black and Yellow Eclectic Living Room|
|Vibrant Eclectic Living Room|
|Vibrant Eclectic Entrance Way|
2. Use the color wheel to create themes
The Monochromatic Theme
The monochromatic color theme makes use of one color in various hues, tones, and patterns to create an aesthetically pleasing design.
|Bronze and Beige Monochromatic Living Room|
|Turquoise Monochromatic Living Room|
|Purple Monochromatic Bedroom|
The Analogous theme takes 2 - 6 colors that sit side by side on the color wheel and uses them throughout an interior design
|Purple Pink and Blue Analogous Room|
|Vibrant Analogous Space|
|Three Color Analogous Hallway|
The Complementary Theme
The Complementary theme utilizes 2 colors on the color wheel directly opposite of each other to create high color contrast.
|Eclectic Dining Room Using Complementary Chair Colors|
|Purple and Gold Complementary Theme|
|Pink and Green Complementary Theme|
The Triad Theme
3. Make the space fun and functional with things you use and love
As an avid reader and writer (check out my book) I just might implement that last idea. Have fun eclecting! (P.S. I made that word up)