Thursday, July 18, 2013

Booming New Trend: Vintage Eclectic Decor

Eclectic. Bringing old and new styles together to make a truly unique space. It's stylish and it's different. A huge decorating trend right now is the Vintage Eclectic look. Think mason jars, repurposed doors, pop art, and antique accessories. It is done in such a way that old styled pieces look new. Bright colours and varying textures pull the space together to give a modern feel.

How neat is it that you can pull pieces from different style periods together and have them work in harmony? And that's how it is done. Imagine a Victorian styled chair, upholstered in a bright new fabric paired with a great metal side table. Or how incredibly popular the chevron pattern is? It's everywhere. Chevron was HUGE in the 1920's-1940's Art Deco period. Cool fact, chevron was a V shaped symbol used originally in the military on badges and uniforms. It was then brought into fabrics and architecture. Now look at it!
Vintage. Great pieces that remind us of the past. There are authentic pieces, accessories that are found at thrift stores, flea markets, or antique shops. Or because of the booming trend, there are tons of vintage inspired accessories. Old clocks, mirrors, rustic furniture, fabrics. The options are endless. 

Ultimately it is about balance. Finding the balance between eclectic and chaos. Basic design principles still need to be used like pattern, colour, scale and form. There needs to be simple similarities between the elements. Furniture, window treatment, and accessories that are unique but still work well together. As it's popularity grows, be sure to look out for more great eclectic design!

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