Some of the most stimulating and memorable whole home remodels are based on an “eclectic” point of view, which derives ideas and inspiration from a broad and diverse range of sources. An eclectic design appears spontaneous, creative, and natural yet it requires deliberate and skillful planning to avoid chaos or clashing.
A kitchen remodeling project we recently completed was an eclectic design mixing an appealing blend of cultural influences with vibrant color, engaging textures and the homeowners’ interest in art from around the world. Architectural elements were carefully planned to bring balance to the environment while each accessory was selected to harmonize with the lively spirit of the room.
If you would like to explore an eclectic design for your whole home remodel, here are some elements to consider:
- It’s best to choose 2-3 styles to play with for a successful result. Any more could become confusing to the eye.
- What is your inspiration? Favorite travel destinations, your personal heritage, or admired historical design periods are good places to start exploring.
- Choose styles based on what you truly love rather than what’s trendy to be sure you will love living with your new environment every day.
- Every detail counts. Paint colors, countertop and backsplash materials, furniture, lighting design and the art you choose to display throughout the room should be chosen with thoughtful connection to the design plan.
For any whole home remodel, working with an experienced design build remodeling team makes the experience more enjoyable and stress-free. With eclectic design in particular, the guidance of a professional designer is essential to creating eclectic style with stunning effect!