Get The Look: An Eclectic Master Bedroom

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Eclectic is such a big buzz word as of late. But what the heck does it mean?! It's all about balancing seemingly differing styles, patterns, and textures into one cohesive space. It may seem a little overwhelming at first, but fret not -- there are some simple rules you can follow to create a cozy, eclectic home you won’t want to leave.

In eclectic interior design, opposites attract! Think pairing sleek mid-century pieces with lush, boho textures, or mixing vintage with modern pieces for that “collected-over-time” feel to give your space a super curated vibe. When it comes to eclectic, fun and unexpected is good. This style is particularly awesome if you want update your space, but still hold on to your most-loved pieces, regardless of their style. Here’s how how we turned this master suite into a funky oasis.

1. The Color Palette:

Eclectic style means a mix of unexpected colors! Grounding bright colors with strong neutrals helps achieve balance. Here’s what we used to get the look:

Base Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Winter Lake, Benjamin Moore Onyx

Accents: Marigold, Emerald Green, Fuscia, Blush

2. An Accent Wall:

A vivid color palette is the first part of getting the eclectic style just right. But that doesn’t mean you have to cover your walls in rainbows! It can be as easy as adding color and pattern with a mural or wallpaper. This hand-painted mural gives the room depth with a deeper background color highlighted with a complimentary color scheme. Want the hand-painted look without the custom price tag? Yeah, us too! Wallpaper murals are widely available these days in just about any color and pattern imaginable.

3. Furniture:

Your foundational furniture pieces totally set the mood of your room. For this spacious master, we broke it down into functional areas: snoozing, working, and lounging.

Lounging: To set the tone of the lounge area, we started with a lush, velvety, boho statement sofa. A white mid-century style accent chair had the strong lines but neutral tone we needed to work with the eye-catching sofa. We finished it off by adding some vintage patina with a brass and wood base coffee table struck that timeless balance that this eclectic style is all about.

Working: A simple desk, chair and storage, yet elevated! We pulled in deep color and texture to the area with a forest green, velvet chair. A sleek desk and wall mounted shelves are a stunning contrast to the patterns and colors in the wall mural and rugs in the space. 

Snoozing: Here we go with that “opposites attract” rule again! A contemporary bed frame and warm wood campaign style nightstands give the sleeping area a clean base for layering in color and pattern with the accent pieces. Sleep, eat, work, repeat.


4. Decor & Accessories:

Finding the right décor for your eclectic bedroom is the icing on the cake. Since there are no rules about matching colors or patterns, find the pieces that speak to you and give them a home! Pillows and throws are a fun, inexpensive way to add in some of the latest trends you can’t get enough of. Mixing them up with vintage accessories will give your space more personality. This custom kantha covered lumbar pillow is certainly on trend, but can easily be updated for a fresh look. We’re happy to take it when you’re through with it. Just saying.

Now let’s talk rugs! Just because you already have carpet in your room, doesn’t mean you can’t have area rugs too! Layering people! Putting this plush rug on top of carpeting adds up to what makes a truly eclectic style. We used a larger-scale pattern here by the bed over a neutral area rug, to complement the smaller scale rug in the lounge area. So rugs. Rugs. And more rugs. Got it?

To finish that eclectic look in our space, we added a little – errr, scratch that – a lot of whimsical pieces to this room. A bust that doubles as a planter is the perfect statement piece that doesn’t get overshadowed by the bold mural and doubles as a non-judgements friend. LOL. We framed the homeowner’s own needlepoints to create a unique gallery wall above her headboard. Remember that sleek desk? Add in a funky hand lamp and it doesn’t seem so serious anymore! Woven baskets in various sizes and styles are always a good way to add another layer of texture to this space. We used them here for storage and as pots for plants. Let’s not forget the plants! No room is complete without some greenery to brighten it up.

Ready to add a little Eclectic style to your life? Get ready to have some fun!

Start off with a bold color palette – but don’t forget the neutrals! Remember this style is all about balance. Add in the unexpected! An accent wall of fun wallpaper will add in just the right amount of whimsy. Mix up those furniture pieces – a little lush and luxe, a dash of modern and streamlined. Now your ready for some fun! Finish the space off with accent pieces that mix complementary colors and patterns. Wait, don’t forget the quirk, layer in funky one of a kind art and decor – remember this is all about fun!

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  • Hobb Nathan Hobb Nathan on Aug 30, 2019

    Nice Content and best ideas for homes decor.

  • Rehman ijaz Rehman ijaz on Sep 10, 2021

    Great, I am inspired. Fresh home decor idea grabed my attention. Gorgeous home! This is a dream house in Denmark, where even rich people live in casual housing decor! Yellow sofa struck me the most, due to its colour. Refined work. I always dreamed of putting a fireplace in my house but i live in an appartment where that is not possible. My wife already booked few things on Amazon UK and some at our danish webshop gavek , she is excited for quick delivery and good quality. There are many other good ideas on hometalk, that my wife used. Thanks for good work.