Marrickville House 2Eclectic Living Room, Sydney
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7. Transform old furniture No budget for a new sofa? If your sofa is looking a little worn, a beautiful blanket is an ideal disguise. Go oversized – even try a bed throw – tucking it in neatly to hide any trace of the tired, old armchair underneath.
1. Make a gallery wallGrouping artwork close together has a bigger impact than one lonely little frame, especially on a large wall. Mix and match sizes, colours and styles, hanging everything from cheap and cheerful illustrations to treasured postcards for an eclectic look.
Low-profile seating reveals more wall and makes an already high ceiling look higher. With more height to work with, beef up the size of artworks and drop them slightly lower to fill the gap.Browse more eclectic living spaces
Get the lookWhy not borrow the gallery wall idea from the Coogee Pavilion for your own home? Mismatch different sized artwork and frames in a freestyle way to give your home a hint of the venue’s creatively haphazard wall design on the way up to their rooftop bar.
3. Hang a gallerySome people like to collect all sorts of mismatched styles and unusual pieces, but as art is in the eye of the beholder, anything goes when it comes to your own collection. The beauty of gallery walls is that the prints don’t have to be expensive or rare or even the same genre, just meaningful and precious to you. People often like to use photography or illustrations, posters, their children’s art or framed mementoes as part of their own galleries. The most important thing is to have frames or matts in a colour palette that unifies your gallery, but it can be interesting to choose different frames and sizes to mix and match. You may want to stick to black and white and repeat one other colour for consistency and aesthetic union, as David Boyle Architect has done in this eclectic living room in Marrickville.
Architectural style: EclecticSagittarians are not known for their tidiness. They like to live a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle and so don’t go too much for the clean lines of modern architecture, or the prescriptive style of traditional interior design. They are much more suited to an eclectic aesthetic, furnished with a combination of old and new pieces, plump cushions and many textures. Their choices for furniture and decorations are usually personal and meaningful, and an eclectic style allows them to curate pieces based on this meaning, rather than the unity of style in a space.So your style is: eclectic