Room Envy: A Modern Eclectic Living Room You Can Have!

How do some people know just how to mix new with old, modern with vintage? It’s easy to overthink it. You don’t want anything to clash, yet you want variety, and you want it all to look effortless (please, it feels more like exhausting!). Here’s how to help you easily piece together that just-so-perfectly-cool eclectic room like this Seattle cottage.

modern eclectic living room
How to get the look: Go with your gut! The best route to a room that’s borderline hodgepodge is by displaying what you like, no matter what the era. Take the living room above: The modern chaise and made-over traditional pieces (read: the arm chairs that have been painted silver) are in the same color palette and work seamlessly, despite the different design styles. A classical Greek bust is also mixed in with a modern (faux) bull head and a super contemporary mobile for a then and now juxtaposition.

An eclectic style can be an easy way to show your personality through the various home accents you’ve collected. But if you haven’t been finding treasures along the way, we’ve got you covered with some super cool finds.

What to get: 1. Floor lamp, $60, Threshold, Target.com; 2. Head of a Young Athlete sculpture, $425, MetMuseum.org; 3. Endless Summer print, $250, Michael Bevilacqua, ExhibitionA.com; 4.Tango mobile, $143, Flensted Mobiles, DesignPublic.com; 5. Gilda lounge chair, $549, BluePrintFurniture.com; 6. Bull’s head, $199, ZGallerie.com; 7. Ficus Pandurata bush, $17, Delray Plants, HomeDepot.com; 8. Pop stripe pillow, $19, WestElm.com.

Room photo: Storybook Cottage by Gelotte Hommas//Porch.com

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