If you don't want to be shoved in a [design style] "box" but also feel lost when it comes to making your home feel cohesive, then this blog post is for you.
I'll be sharing three design tips to go by - helping you create balance without being boring. And if you're a die-hard neutrals fan - good news - these still apply!
1. Mix Textures
A great way to add variety without going crazy with color is: texture. Every material has texture: soft, rough, furry, bumpy, and so on. And don't forget visual texture found in patterns: striped, floral, and dotted, for example.
Having a basic mixture of wood, metal, & fabric creates a nice design foundation.
So if you're looking at buying a new dining table, perhaps consider a material/texture different from your coffee table. Save the matchy-matchy furniture sets for the bedroom!
2. Use Color Science
Maybe you remember learning the color wheel in grade school - maybe not. Either way what you didn't know is that one day you would use it for more than just mixing colors for a finger paint project.
The main thing to know about the color wheel when it comes to design is knowing your complementary colors. Easy way to find that out? Well yes you can google it but complementary colors live directly across from one another on the wheel.
For example, the complementary color of blue is orange, and the complementary color of red is green - is that where we got the Christmas color palette??
3. Ask Yourself Why You Like It
You are drawn to things for a reason. Before you buy, do a little research on the item, it's style and where it came from.
Interestingly, you may find that you are drawn to things relative to your heritage, when you grew up and even where you enjoy spending time.
Inadvertently, you are adding your own sentimental value as you design your space.
When we curate a space, we start with items that will take up the most space.
So having a rug and sofa you love in your living room is so important.
This way your smaller selections, like accent chairs and artwork will build on your style's foundation.
In this week's GET THE LOOK, we're featuring Eclectic Global.
Simply put, the Eclectic style is defined as a mixture of textures, colors, & time periods while the Global style is an artful blend of worldly finds, earthy materials, and exotic patterns.
Wouldn't you say this an accurate depiction of those two styles?
We mixed in several different wood & metal material combinations and textured throw blankets to create an interesting balance visually. A complementary blue-orange color palette with green accents allow for a lively feel without being overwhelming. Shown are some Bohemian elements as well as Mid-Century elements while the artwork aligns with a Nautical or world-traveler feel.
Love an item you see? Shop the links at the end of this post to see pricing and details.
If you're eclectic, you likely enjoy trying new things and experiencing life to the fullest.
We love when our clients mention they are a bit on the eclectic side - we know it automatically means: F-U-N project!
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Here are those product links we promised:
Cord Chair - Metal Accent Table - Carved Sculptures - Celestial Blueprint - Boho Rug - Cobalt Velvet Sofa - Decorative Cactus - Coffee Table - Green Books - Ceramic Vase Tall - Ceramic Vase Short - Walnut Dining Table - Dining Chairs
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