Today’s article is by guest writer Mari from Arcadian Lighting. I love the wonderful photographs and article by Mari on how you can create very cool rooms by mixing old and new home decor to get your own unique decorating style.
by Mari at Arcadian Lighting
Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here from Arcadian Lighting, a fabulous place to discover lighting inspirations and light fixtures of all kinds. I’m so excited to be here with you on Decorated Life. One of the things I love most about my job is doing guest posts like this one.
Today’s topic is mixing old and new to create beautiful and interesting eclectic rooms. A great eclectic look can be achieved in just about any space because it’s a very personal blend of design styles, furnishings and accessories. Simply put, eclectic means having the freedom to mix old treasured pieces with newfound favorites—allowing for a natural evolution of a room over time. Please enjoy exploring the eight spaces I’ve brought along to share with you today!
There’s something so appealing about this eclectic living room. It’s a lovely mix of traditional and Mid-Century modern with a big jolt of light-hearted contemporary style in the big wall art.
Here eclectic means mixing industrial style in the table and lighting, warm woods in the Viennese chairs and country in the collection of lovely serving pieces proudly displayed. I love the look of chrome in the oversize industrial pendant lights.
Think of this gorgeous room as a laboratory for mixing favorite colors, furniture and accessories regardless of their style or age. It can work just as beautifully in your rooms.
This simply chic dining room is a lovely blend of old and new, formal, modern and rustic. I love the contrast of the feminine pink upholstered piece with the masculine feel of dark wood.
Pure white slipcovered seating mixes beautifully with the rustic look of an aged table in this stylish living space. A botanical patterned contemporary pendant light hangs from the tall ceiling.
Who knew a vintage clawfoot tub and French chair could look so good in a bathroom alongside a chrome deer head and contemporary vessel sinks? I love the cheeky Union Jack pillow and zebra print fabric on the formal chair.
A chartreuse velvet upholstered French chair finds its way into a contemporary nursery and illustrates how one special element can bring great eclectic style to just about any room.
A staircase landing with traditional architecture goes contemporary with an ingenious stair rail and gorgeous framed wallpapers. The artwork is a collection of single sheets of “French Dot” hand-painted and hand-printed wallpapers created by Nama Rococo. I’m a wallpaper fanatic and I was thrilled to be able to share this space that showcases my absolute favorite design.
What did you think of eclectic decor? Do tell us in the comments section below! Afterwards, head over to Arcadian Lighting for all your lighting and accessory needs.