Today is Day 3 of a 31 day series on creating and cultivating an eclectic home. For some crazy reason, I have accepted The Nester’s challenge to write on the same theme every day for the month of October. This may end up killing me. Or you. But, I appreciate you reading and welcome your comments.
Today we’re going to talk a little bit about defining your eclectic style. There’s a secret to tying together different styles and not ending up with a room that looks like a hodge podge of whatever you found at a thrift store. That secret? You can’t do it all.
Before you take another step towards creating a more eclectic home, you need to define what eclectic style you have (or want to have). For instance, I consider my style Modern Vintage Industrial. Yes, that’s a style that I totally made up. You can make up your own, too.
Why is this important? Well, if I tried to do Modern Vintage Industrial Kitschy Asian Coastal Urban Loft Cottage, it would be too much. WAY too much. Although eclecticism is all about using what you love, I think it’s best styled when you limit your mix of styles to 3 (and 4 at the very most). You will likely gravitate to a few styles that you really love, so narrowing it down shouldn’t be very difficult.
Here are some beautiful examples that I pulled from Pinterest and labeled by style:
Let us know – what’s your eclectic style mix? Can you narrow it down to just three?