If your design style doesn’t fit neatly into one category, an eclectic approach may appeal to you. This method favors contrast over convention, incorporating pieces from different design profiles and movements. And while the mix-and-match route may give off an “anything goes” vibe, there are several strategies you can employ to create an eclectic space that feels confident and cohesive.
Pulling off an eclectic look requires careful planning, and the best way to start is with a foundation piece that you love. We opted to build our room around this curvy, contemporary sofa
, pairing it with a sleek table lamp
and modern metal wall art
But while you may be used to matching all of your decor, eclectic design embraces contrast. What better way to offset the sofa’s clean lines than with the distressed textures of casual style? A rustic TV console
adds some organic flavor, and it’s echoed in the room’s nature-themed accessories.
Of course, when it comes to contrast, a little goes a long way. Try keeping your furniture and accessories to two or three styles, and look for unifying pieces to tie them together. Here it’s the area rug, which incorporates the sofa’s modern style with organic shapes that mimic those found in nature.