Eclecticism – style in the interior, how not to turn art into chaos (photo)

Bold style combinations provide endless inspiration for designers and artists

Bold style combinations provide endless inspiration for designers and artists

By releasing a gin called “eclecticism,” you open a new page of aesthetic self-determination, or creative mess, or a design vinaigrette, as the uninitiated would say..

A mix of antiquity and modernity

A mix of antiquity and modernity

Vibrant colors will help to contrast the room design, thus highlighting the mixed style.

Vibrant colors will help to contrast the room design, thus highlighting the mixed style.

What is eclecticism?

Translated from Greek “eclectos” means “I choose”. Choosing eclecticism as a fashionable style in your home interior, you get a cocktail mix of retro and hi-tech, Asia and Greenland, playfulness and chastity, brightness and authenticity..

For many, this style is associated with a chaotic subject matter, but this is not so.

For many, this style is associated with a chaotic subject matter, but this is not so.

Filling the space of the house with a rare exclusive, and mixing, at first glance, objects from completely different cultures and eras, you end up with something completely unique – this is eclecticism. Style as harmony without any boundaries and patterns.

Eclectic style in the interior can

An eclectic design style can mix antique furnishings or restored antique finishes, 1950s pieces and completely modern pieces.

Who chooses eclecticism?

Music lovers, liberated travelers, creatives, students, poets, musicians, people with wide hearts and a good-natured smile. This style is for those who start their morning with coffee and end with green tea, who adore Mozart and hard rock, who are in love 24 hours a day with life and do not want to cheat on it..

Eclecticism for decorating their home is chosen by people with independent views

Eclecticism for decorating their home is chosen by people with independent views

Gliding along the detached coolness of the finish, the gaze here may stumble upon boho accessories and

Gliding along the detached coolness of the finish, the gaze here can stumble upon boho accessories and “gypsy” in furniture upholstery

Free-minded people, as well as those who like to travel, are admirers of the eclectic style.

Free-minded people, as well as those who like to travel, are admirers of the eclectic style.

Systems approach

The consistency of an eclectic interior is to search for similar meanings in opposite things. For example, what could be in common between an antique chest and a striped bag-like ottoman? On that and on that you can sit. They are the same size. If the chest is fake and does not represent a rare value, then perhaps the value of these two items also coincides. The main thing in eclecticism is to develop a system. Which one? Each has its own. Where logic does not work, feelings will prompt. Both the ottoman and the chest can be used as an applied surface for romantic hugs..

A combination of elements inherent in different eras and trends to create a harmonious interior

A combination of elements inherent in different eras and trends to create a harmonious interior

Glass furniture will not clutter up the interior, which will help to make the room visually spacious

Glass furniture will not clutter up the interior, which will help to make the room visually spacious

Where to begin?

Are you so fired up by the idea of ​​eclecticism that you are ready to completely reformat your home from a balcony to a mixed-style closet? To start, start in the living room and move deeper into the apartment as the experiment is successful. You will need two different anchor points, like the chest and ottoman example. Analyze these items and identify similar details. Lighting, flooring, upholstered furniture, textiles and so on are selected according to the same system..

Stucco and plastic

Stucco and plastic

Yellow in a fun, slightly crazy, eclectic style kitchen interior

Yellow in a fun, slightly crazy, eclectic style kitchen interior

Take your time to bring all your wildest fantasies to life. Start with paper and pencil. Do you own 3D modeling software? Fine. Embody the eclecticism of your dreams at first virtually. Most likely, you will need to make edits. And more than once. The simpler and more obvious the similarities, the easier it is for your friends and acquaintances to decipher the intricate message of your interior after visiting it. Eclecticism is always an intrigue and let your friends try to unravel it, because the interior is a continuation of your character.

The symmetry and style of the 50s as a basis for stringing various accessories

The symmetry and style of the 50s as a basis for stringing various accessories

Geometry in eclecticism

Geometry will help to achieve a certain system in building an eclectic style. Examine the room. Look with your eyes for shapes familiar from childhood: square, rectangle, ellipse, circle, triangle. In a few minutes you will find that almost everything you see falls under the category of geometric shapes..

Currently, eclecticism and related styles - fusion, pop art, boho - are very widespread.

Currently, eclecticism and related styles – fusion, pop art, boho – are very widespread.

Geometry is one of the components of the eclectic style

Geometry is one of the components of the eclectic style

Colors in an eclectic room can be bright or pastel, but not dull and dull.

Colors in an eclectic room can be bright or pastel, but not dull and dull.

Repetition

Repetition is the mother of eclecticism. The rhythm of the eclectic style is calculated in each repeated image. Choose one shape and covertly introduce it into the interior. Round table, sofa cushions, mirror, chandelier, even round picture frames and so on. The same goes for the color scheme. One bright pattern or an explosive color combination repeated dozens of times in objects, finishing materials, textiles testifies to the owner’s unbiased love for repeating eclecticism.

The rhythm of the eclectic style should be traced throughout the interior.

The rhythm of the eclectic style should be traced throughout the interior.

The basis for this style can even be made a general mood in the spirit of noir or decadence.

Even the general mood in the spirit of noir or decadence can be made the basis for this style.

In a living room where you spend a lot of time, it is better to use not too flashy colors, according to the principle of a smooth flow of one into another.

In a living room where you spend a lot of time, it is better to use not too flashy colors, according to the principle of a smooth flow of one into another.

Repetition of color as a way to combine subject matter

Repetition of color as a way to combine subject matter

Amazing combinations

Speaking of colors, eclecticism cannot be called a tint style. Monotony prevails here without gradient transitions, shadows or highlights. Color mixing often occurs at the level of incompatible fiction. Here, a peaceful coexistence of a purple-green chest of drawers and an embossed black carpet is possible..

Eclecticism sometimes simply amazes with the ability to harmoniously combine completely different things.

Eclecticism sometimes simply amazes with the ability to harmoniously combine completely different things.

Eclectic style in bedroom design

Eclectic style in bedroom design

Omitting color themes, you can notice many other amazing combinations inherent in eclecticism. A collection of old editions of Spider-Man comics rests on a mahogany shelf. A little to the left hangs a reproduction of Monet’s early work, and a black chasing brought from Morocco adorns the headboard of the bed in the Florentine style. And all these objects are united by the subtle thought of an eclectomaniac.

Repetition of color as a way to combine subject matter

Notice how the floor, ceiling and wall finishes contrast with each other.

By the way, if in the collection of combinations there is any object of special pride (a rarity or the first thing from which the author of an eclectic masterpiece pushed off when creating a concept), then it will certainly be indicated, either by a colored background, or by an acceptable empty space around. This is necessary to concentrate the attention of those entering the room..

Where eclecticism ends and confusion begins?

In order not to get interior chaos, when creating an eclectic style, you need to be extremely careful.

In order not to get interior chaos, when creating an eclectic style, you need to be extremely careful.

From taste to bad taste, like from love to hate … one thing. Be careful! So that the sophisticated contrast does not turn into a banal dump. The more visual examples you have before your eyes (flip through thematic catalogs, arrange Internet surfing on specialized sites and, best of all, foreign ones), the deeper you will be imbued with the spirit of eclectic balance.

Eclecticism has absorbed all the current styles of the XX century

Eclecticism has absorbed all the current styles of the XX century

Choosing eclecticism, you get a wonderful opportunity to add the necessary antique charm to the interior.

Choosing eclecticism, you get a wonderful opportunity to add the necessary antique charm to the interior.

The scale and proportions of the objects used, as well as the dimensions of the room itself, should be taken into account. Even excessive decor needs reasonable dosage and is limited by the very real dimensions of the external enclosing structures. In such constraints, natural selection manifests itself. Run your eyes around the room again. Perhaps you will notice something that does not quite fit into the eclectic system. Don’t be afraid to change your finished composition. Your every touch makes the interior more advantageous..

A vibrant and daring color scheme for an eclectic kitchen that has everything from metallic industrial surfaces to acid colors and gothic furniture

A vibrant and daring color scheme for an eclectic kitchen that has everything from metallic industrial surfaces to acid colors and gothic furniture

Coral accents in the living room interior

Coral accents in the living room interior