Eclectic and contemporary style in interior design – where’s the difference?
The eclectic, as well as the contemporary style combine different styles. You often wonder whether they were both had something in common. It is of two different styles. To learn whether and why this is so, in the following lines.
Interior design with striking colours and colour combinations
Interior design ideas in the eclectic style
We consider the two styles first separately and then we try to compare them.
The Eklektik is to combine two or three styles. Mostly these have many common features and are no contrasts. Typical example is the combining of Provence and vintage, or also the pairs of Scandinavian, Art Deco and retro style.
Skillfully mixing colors
Living room with soft, feminine appearance
A mistake in the interpretation of the eclectic is that there are no fixed rules, but that you could combine everything to taste. Actually, the eclectic requires advanced knowledge of art and design. You need much care, so that the border with kitsch is not exceeded.
Combine vintage carpet and wooden beams
Characteristics of Interior design in the eclectic style
Here are some of the rules which must be adhered in the eclectic design:
Elements of different styles are United in common design concepts;
Typical working methods are the use of different shades of an and the same color, as well as the repetition of various textures and patterns with objects of different styles;
Vertical lines, wall niches and rounded corners is often occur on the eclectic;
Pillows and blankets for the furniture in bright shades are another typical characteristic of the eclectic;
Most of the time the designers opt for a neutral background and the colours of the typical styles are introduced in the form of accents.
The combination of the colors of that are distinctive for the styles in the textiles, in the decoration, in the small elements of the interior design, and so on.
Fresh pattern combination
Contemporary style is the eclectic very similar to, but it gives some specific rules that differentiate him.
The living room contemporary style set up
Here are some typical characteristics of the contemporary style:
Clear and laconic design;
Functional zoning of premises;
Pursuit of maximum extension;
Clear geometry: simple, laconic lines and shapes;
In the base color palette is missing the nuances of Flash. They are just like at the eclectic details.
Disclaimer on outlandish forms;
Combining glittering and Matt surfaces;
Dominance of the ethnic and classical-style decor.
In conclusion, we can say that the contemporary style is a variation of the eclectic. It works easily with some additional restrictions. It helps in this sense, if designers can distinguish between the two. So, many errors can be avoided, which a design seem inappropriate.
Wall decoration ideas for the living room
Golden stool attract the attention
Living room with a retro touch
The leather furniture with beautiful fabric patterns spice up
Living room with blue accents
Stark colors make the room appear alive
Living room decorated in neutral tones
Select luxurious fabric patterns
Make cozy living room
Nice and cosy living-room in the eclectic style