The appeal of eclectic design is in its vibrant fusion of different styles to create a one-of-a-kind visual appearance that captures the singularity of an entire room and your unique sense of taste. Essentially, eclectic design allows you to mix and match contemporary furniture with contrasting vintage pieces and homey details you love, which work together to reflect your personality. Often small, “stand alone” spaces, an eclectic style in the bathroom works particularly well in forming a contrasting feature to the overall design of the house. Take a look at these design ideas, which might inspire you to experiment with your own bathroom, and develop an eclectic style of expression in your home.
Experimenting with Tiles
The right tiles can set the initial eclectic tone of your bathroom. Invest in high-quality glazed ceramic tiles in three to four patterns. However, keep in mind that at least one color pattern should match the overall color scheme of the bathroom. This is best achieved with floor tiles, where despite having a single tone (or two-tone) tiles you can experiment with shapes. The other patterned tiles will go on the walls, and, ultimately, set a playful mood to your bathroom.
Retain Harmony in Your Design
To create harmony in the bathroom by setting one main focal point to bring all the design elements together. Your focal point can vary, from the tile pattern or their color scheme, to a single piece around which you can build up your design. So, despite incorporating various styles, like Art nouveau and vintage-country, place them together, but remember to match them with your focal point.
Fuse Old and Modern
An essential part of an eclectic design is fusing old pieces that you have with modern pieces. Apart from being featured in all the latest bathroom designs, investing in a contemporary elliptic freestanding bath can be a great modern touch and become your focal point. Around it, you can place a refurbished vintage table, stand, or even chairs, or place an Asian-styled changing wall. Additionally, you can place together all the various styles and textures of the bathroom furnishings, while making the elliptic design of the modern freestanding bath your main shape on which to model the sink and toilet.
Play with Texture
Eclectic design also allows you to play around with textures. While your bathroom may include a glossy finish on your tiles, bath, and sink, you can also soften it by adding natural textures. Apart from your vintage wooden furniture, you can also blend a wooden wall panel with your tiles, or add a rustic feel with pallets by taking up DIY bathroom projects. Alternatively, you can go for bold textures by combining brass plumbing features and glass casings, with moisture-resistant lavishing wallpaper.
Be Creative with Light
Light plays an essential part in eclectic design, especially if you have a small bathroom. If you don’t have a window in your bathroom, you might look to place a large mirror panel over your sink. Mirror can add more light and style, and extend the room’s perspective. Additionally, you should also mix the design of your lights, by choosing open bulbs, placing a vintage table lamp on a stand, or add fairy lights to create a whimsical atmosphere.
Highlight Your Personality with Details
Placing unique details around the bathroom is a great way to achieve an eclectic design. These details can draw attention by highlighting your unique personality, adding another feature to your overall design. Highlight your love of nature by livening up your bathroom with potted plants at key points in the room. You can also express your love for art by putting up artwork and photography on the walls for a gallery themed bathroom.
Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with choosing an eclectic design for your bathroom. Not only will you be able to express your own, unique vision, you could also add an interesting feature to the overall design of your home by creatively breaking away from it.