Your style, whether it is the clothes you wear or the way you decorate your home, is a reflection of your tastes and personality. Your personality is not one-dimensional so why should you limit your home to only one style? Creating an eclectic home design simply means you are mixing different styles to suit your own personal tastes, by combining either contrasting or complementary styles. There are many ways to accomplish this throughout your home, and your bathroom can be an ideal space in which to explore this fusion of styles.
An eclectic bathroom design can be as subtle as mixing some elements of contemporary with traditional, as we saw in a previous blog about transitional style bathroom design. The bathroom renovation pictured to the right is an excellent example of combining the sleek elements of a more contemporary bathroom with the traditional dark wood vanity. The result is a sophisticated look that does not sit squarely in either design category, but combines the best of both worlds. Visit our design gallery for more bathroom ideas like this one in Yardley, PA.
There are elements of most styles that could be mixed in some way to create a pleasing design, including mixing cottage with craftsman style or rustic with contemporary. Mixing styles allows you to create a one-of-a-kind look and to explore your creative side. You can create an updated version of a style you love, as was done in the bathroom design in New Hope, PA, pictured below. The rustic, country style was updated with elements of a more modern design, such as sleek bathroom fixtures and contemporary grey color scheme.
An eclectic design could also combine elements of the existing living space with the new bathroom design, creating a fusion of old and new. This maintains the charm of the older home while bringing the benefits of the new design to your bathroom. The bathroom design in New Hope, PA pictured below maintains some of the older elements of the home such as exposed brickwork and an open ceiling, while introducing sleek bathroom fixtures and glass block to give a slightly industrial, modern look.
If these style combinations are too subtle for your tastes, then consider something bolder like a furniture style vanity evoking the Victorian era or a traditional claw-footed tub in a sleek, contemporary bathroom. Alternatively you could add a modern vanity to an otherwise traditional bathroom, or add a touch of the rustic to a traditional or contemporary space with a piece of furniture or mirror made out of driftwood. There are endless possibilities, so pick your favorite design elements and work with your design professional to create a look that is all your own.