Think about your personal style. Do you like clean, minimalistic designs? Bright pops of color? Antique furniture or vintage pieces? Do you like them all? If you answered yes, your style can be described as eclectic.

ec·lec·tic

/əˈklektik/

adjective

  1. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Eclectic design seeks to bring together a variety of styles, textures, and colors to create an entirely new look, one that cannot be found in any design magazine or manual. Such broad-based tastes can only come from your own imagination. If your particular vision doesn’t look like anything other designers have created, you haven’t worked with Dream by MJS.

How to Bring Your Eclectic Tastes to Life

Eclectic style can look cluttered if not done correctly; it can look busy and feel overwhelming. Use these five handy tips to create a refined eclectic look in your home, one that doesn’t look random.

  • Plan a color scheme

Even the most eclectic design will benefit from the continuity a set color palette will provide. Choose the colors you want, whether they’re neutral, or bright, and weave that color throughout your design. Don’t hit anyone over the head with color, but make sure it is clearly woven throughout your design.

  • Don’t buy the entire set

Resist the urge to buy an entire living room group. Instead, find a few distinct pieces you love and create your own design by marrying several styles. By purchasing pieces separately, you’ll avoid your home looking like a showroom.

  • Play with textures

Mixing different textures is an easy way to create a unique looking space. You can create a glamorous look by pairing rich golds and reds with velvet; create an industrial look by mixing exposed brick and metals. Mixing textures can make a big impact and create a beautiful visual.

  • Choose a focal point

Your focal point could be an accent wall, a fireplace, or a bold personal piece. This becomes a conversation piece for the room, tying everything together and showcasing your personal tastes.

  • Mix time periods

This is where you can really have some fun. You can combine art deco with shabby-chic, mid-century modern with vintage pieces–there is no right or wrong way to do this. If you have a few different styles you love, like rustic and industrial, this is a great way to build yourself a completely unique room that you will love spending time in.

A final word, don’t overdo it. This is probably the most important takeaway we can provide.  There are a right way and a wrong way to build an eclectic styled room. You don’t want a design that feels chaotic. If you’re going for an eclectic design, keep it consistent throughout your whole home. Choose eclectic decor that doesn’t overwhelm the space.

Dream by MJS will help you create your personal, eclectic style, giving you the look you’ve always dreamed of. Why be trapped by someone else’s style? Call us now for a design consultation in Houston.