Many residents of modern houses and apartments prefer to decorate their homes in universal styles. The living room in the eclectic style has become a kind of visiting card of the 21st century home. It seems to connect the most diverse objects. However, this does not create dissonance and rejection, on the contrary, the living room looks like a single whole. How to achieve this effect? Read on-
Universal living room in eclectic style. A cozy room makes a lot of pillows and abstract, bright paintings that adorn the wall above the sofa.
The eclectic style is inherent in combining incompatible things. So in the modern stylish living room there is an ancient statue and does not spoil the overall picture of the decor.
A luxurious version of the guest room in the style of eclecticism.
In this article, read:
- 1 What is eclecticism?
- 2 Basic rules of style
- 3 How to create a living room in the style of eclecticism?
- 4 Why the style of eclecticism is ideal for decorating a guest room. Video
- 5 Living room in eclectic style
What is eclecticism?
This style arose in the second half of the XIX century, when the houses of Europeans began to be filled with things brought from travel to exotic countries. As a result, there was a mixture of styles, which was called "eclecticism". The word is of Greek origin and in translation means "to collect, to type". In Russian it came from the French.
Today's eclectic style is a combination of elements from different design directions taken from different eras and countries. In this case, all the diverse elements of the situation should be linked together in a single space. Typically, such a link designer choose some neutral shade.
The guest room is decorated in neutral gray tones in accordance with the basic requirements of eclectic style.
Small living room in eclectic style in a city apartment. A spacious, bright room with a minimum of furniture.
The decoration of the guest room "under the old days" is harmoniously combined with modern furniture and well-chosen lighting.
The plus of style is that the interior can be constantly updated, changing the furnishings, introducing new elements and details. In addition, this direction allows satisfying the most diverse tastes of the owners of the house. They can bring to the interior their favorite items from different countries and periods that will not interfere with each other.
Minus eclecticism is that the line between taste and taste is very thin, and it's easy to go.
As a result, the eclectic style living room will turn into a room cluttered with heterogeneous objects that are alien to each other in spirit.
But there are more positive aspects of this design direction than negative ones. In addition, eclecticism will create a unique individual atmosphere of the home.
In the decoration of the living room is a face. Absolutely different in their style of things harmoniously combined in one style - the style of eclecticism.
A spacious bright guest room in a large house.
Elegant living room in the style of eclecticism decorated with cute pillows. For the New Year's decoration of the room, the owner of the house chose an interesting spruce with stylish ornaments.
Basic rules of style
To the living room in the style of eclecticism corresponded to the requirements of this direction in the design, you need to adhere to a number of rules.
- Observe the scale. Large objects should be behind small ones, create an interior layer.
- Use contrasts in everything. It will be much better if the furniture and furnishings are chosen so that they emphasize each other. A light coffee table is suitable for a dark sofa.
- Do not overdo it. Choose two or three basic styles, the elements of which will be used to decorate the living room. The diversity of scenery creates dissonance.
- The general idea. There must be something in common in eclecticism, often a color. Designers are advised to choose one or two basic and three or four shades that will shade the main colors of the interior.
- Connecting links. To combine heterogeneous elements, you can use small details. An antique table and a modern sofa can be combined with embroidered pillows and lacy napkins.
- Walls. Another feature of eclecticism is the fullness of space on the walls. Pictures, engravings, drawings, posters - the more, the better. The eye perceives them as a single color spot.
- Abundance is everywhere. The principle described above applies to the situation of the room as a whole. Souvenirs, figurines, crafts will be an excellent addition to the decor of the living room in the style of eclecticism.
By following these basic rules, you can create a real eclectic style in your home.
The living room is eclectic in style with well-chosen lighting. The chandelier and floor lamp seem to have been preserved from the last century.
The contrast of the dark brown wall behind the sofa and the floor with a light ceiling and walls in the best traditions of eclecticism.
Luxurious living room of a young lady in a house somewhere in the south of France.
A stylish guest room in a typical city apartment is decorated with bright pillows on the sofa and carpet.
Living room in the style of eclecticism in the house of an Italian young couple.
How to create a living room in the style of eclecticism?
Now let's move from theory to practice, and try to figure out how to create a common whole from completely dissimilar objects.
The ceiling in the living room in eclectic style is painted in a calm, even color. For decoration, you can use decorative elements, stucco molds and even mosaic panels. It will be interesting to look at the painting of the ceiling and walls made by hand. Separate sections of the walls are decorated with ceramic tiles with a pattern in some exotic style. In addition, the tiles can be laid out window openings, this will add a cozy room. By the way, the characteristic feature of the style is the different tonality of the walls and ceiling (blue and white, for example).
The walls of the room and its ceiling are made in white, which makes the living room more spacious and bright.
A cozy guest room in the style of eclecticism.
Chic room will give a crystal chandelier, from the suspensions of which in all directions scattered colorful "sunbeams." And the light solution will be supplemented by two or three lamp-sconces or a floor lamp.
For a floor often choose a parquet or a covering, imitating it, sometimes a tile. The necessary detail of the floor in the living room in the style of eclecticism are carpets. Oriental style is the most popular, but it can be a modern carpet with a geometric pattern. Some designers propose to use as an element of the decoration of the handmade track in ethnology. Also, different mats for the legs at the armchairs and sofa look good.
Ideal example of a carpet for a room made in beige tones.
The main eye-catching element in the guest room was a carpet with bright blue ornaments that blends harmoniously with the upholstery of the armchairs.
Furniture is selected on the basis that it must complement each other. A sofa can be from one era, a chair from another. Unite their pillows or bedspreads, in which there are some elements from each style.
In fact, it is furniture that is the basis of eclecticism. The confusion of times and peoples, for example, the Empire table and the 1960s-style sofa and Victorian armchairs-all create a unique individual style of the room. Will unite their details and colors.
Furniture in the living room of light and dark colors is different in its style, but thanks to white pillows, it fits perfectly into the overall eclectic style concept.
Guest room in eclectic style in a city apartment.
Designers recommend decorating objects so that they harmonize with each other in order to create a general atmosphere. By the way, thanks to this, you can save in the environment your favorite grandfather's armchair or mirror cupboard for dishes.
The real secret of the eclectic charm is in the abundance of decorative elements, which must be filled with the atmosphere. Fireplace clocks, candlesticks, vases and statuettes, toys and desktop pictures in a stylish framework - all this should be in an environment as much as possible.
Windows are also recommended to decorate with massive draperies with picks, fringes and heavy brushes.
The style of eclecticism will allow collecting all things dear to the heart in one place and admiring them. You just need to show a little taste and understanding of the essence of things.
Massive golden curtains complement the general image of the living room in the style of eclecticism.
Attention attracts an unusual chandelier. Living room in eclectic style in a country house in Rome.