The word “eclectic” is one of the most over-used terms in interior design. I stopped watching HGTV because 1) their timelines are unrealistic and people who want their homes decorated are surprised when it takes months to do one room, and 2) because it seems that every designer there does “eclectic” interiors. Really?
Just because you have mixed furniture from different periods, doesn’t mean you are eclectic. Eclectic does mean mixing different decorating styles, but in a thoughtful and considered way. Your décor should be intentional, not junk sale.
Eclecticism takes imagination, daring, and practice. Having a common theme helps. Always find the one item that is unexpected. If most of your things are Mid-century Modern, find a beautiful, ornate antique that you can feature in your space. Keep your choices simple and stick to mostly one style. Then, add that piece that is surprising and people will say how creative you are.
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