Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eclectic Bedrooms

Eclectic. That word gets thrown around a lot. It means different things to different people. To me, it is a room that is put together over time with several different styles. Nothing too precious or formal.


A fabulous hodgepodge.


A collection of found objects and treasures.



But you'd better be careful. Sometimes it can be too much.


And instead of eclectic all I can think about is incense and patchouli oil.
Not always (or ever) a good thing.


And sometimes people try to cram too much of a good thing into one room.



But when it is done right there is nothing better.



I like. You like?

pictures from: White and Wander, Maggie Moon, Roxnn, Coco & Kelley, Houzz.

17 comments:

  1. These were great- and I agree- eclectic can go very wrong very fast. That's why I'm in awe of eclectic rooms that look great- I think it's so much harder to pull off than any other look.

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  2. I love the blue and green one. But I've always liked the one with the pink bed, too.

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  3. I love the first bedroom with all the art around the bed.

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  4. I like the look of a room that was put together over time. I don't, however, enjoy a room crammed with everything the person has ever picked up. Editing is good.

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  5. i love. it's an unpredictable way to ddecorate your home.

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  6. when i think eclectic, i usually think of frasier crane's apartment. it's safe to say i like this rooms much better than his apartment.

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  7. That green and blue room completely knocks my socks off!!! I want to throw everything out of my bedroom and create THAT! P.S. I used one of your pix from your blog for my post today (credited of course!)

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  8. I definitely like it and I think it is totally normal because most people do not have money/time/energy to do everything at once and tastes change and the result is eclectic!

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  9. I would totally describe my style as eclectic, or a hodgepodge as you used, (I like that word) and I love it! I have many items that were collected over time from my parents and grandparents that I treasure. Traditional to modern I love it all mushed together.

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  10. Love the first image ... I like my chaos controlled!!!

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  11. Yes I like it! When ones personality comes through in a room then I think it is well done. These show it all!

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  12. Oh I so like. Really like... and a even like the out of control hodgepodge. Should I go to therapy? I can junk up a room so fast. So fast.
    Marybeth from Dallas

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  13. I love how these rooms don't feel stiff or formal at all, they all look like a "home". I really like the last image.

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  14. so fun to find this bedpost today because i've just been spent an hour on a hodgepodge wall in my bedroom - black and gold and silver frames on one wall that i just love so far -- this gave me even more inspiration

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