Eclectic Cottage

Eclectic Cottage homes posses a quaint coziness and yet a refreshing amount of diversity that keeps you looking for subtle details. These homes embody the warmth that many want for a home and the experiments that probe toward growth. This is all done through their soft color palettes and unique decorating combinations of other styles.

Eclectic Cottage

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Defining Eclectic

Being one of the most experimental approaches to design, Eclectic combines many different styles. This allows you to be as creative and make your space as personal as you like. Eclectic rooms often have many different colors with a variety of textiles. But that is not always the case. Using different eras and style of furniture, instead of different textiles, accomplishes Eclectic design as well.

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Defining Cottage

Cottage typically feels natural with its use of earth tones, worn woods, and chalky stone fireplaces. Soft fabrics like cotton are mixed with other worn materials, which make the whole room feel comfortable. With these warm and light earth tones, some other colors can be introduced, although they are usually muted and soft. Cottage often has small rooms, closed floor plans, and cozy nooks. Cottage homes are quaint; they are reminders of simpler times.

Design by Leanne Ford Interiors

Defining Eclectic Cottage

Eclectic Cottage still has the intimate feeling but include other elements that add a bit of liveliness because of unexpected pairings. These unexpected pairings could be through textiles (like the picture below), through lighting choices, through wall art, or through furniture from very different styles. Choosing in what way you want it to be Eclectic may not be contemplated and rather just a natural way that you design.

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Soft color palettes usually still reign in Eclectic Cottage homes, although sometimes a punch of color is seen here or there. Many of the Cottage materials are still the same: worn medium-toned woods, brick and chalky stone, bead-board, and cotton. Materials are the leading characteristic of Cottage, which is why they are present in most Eclectic Cottage homes. The “bones” of the home are Cottage while the details are what specify them as Eclectic Cottage homes.

Design by Jenny Wolf Interiors

Easy Action Items to Make Your Home More Eclectic Cottage

  • Update your lighting. This is a quick way to get a big result because the lighting is such a focal point. If you want your light to have a Cottage appeal, choose something that is dark metal or is a weathered wood and has graceful lines. Shades of Light is a great resource for all different kinds of lights.
  • Add a soft or cozy element. You can do this through knit blankets, layering linen pillows, or creating small reading nooks with candles. Corners are great places to create small intimate vignettes.
  • Start the Eclectic design process with simple steps. Place a Cottage item beside another item of a different style. Here are some examples to get you started:
    • A wood lamp on top of a Traditional carved table
    • A graphic abstract pillow against a small check pillow
    • Antlers above a modern brass round mirror

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Knowing your style and having your home be that style, are two different things. It can be difficult to bring your style to life because of lack of time and lack of complete knowledge on how to execute the design. Let us help you get started with either a one hour virtual consultation or with another online design service. We would love to help you transform your space into your dream home!

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Not Your Style?

Is this style is not exactly your taste? No problem! Try to retake the quiz or check out these three blogs below that have some similarities to Eclectic Cottage.

Contemporary Cottage

Design by Elias Rizo Arquitectos/ Via Interiorzine

Eclectic French Vintage

Design by Maggie Overby

Eclectic Rustic

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