Eclectic window treatment can really swing the personality and tone of any room or home. Whether you have a bold and eclectic home throughout and you need matching window treatments, or you want to add quirkiness and unusual style to your home by adding eclectic window treatments, there is no limit to the amount of fun and unusual eccentricity you can bring to your home.
Boldness is key
The way to create true eclectic style is to gather inspiration from more than one source. Gather inspiration from the internet, but also from department stores, antique stores, holidays, stories, and music. Use all of these points in your interior design to tell a story, and don’t worry about crossing themes or contrasting colours and prints.
Ignore the rules
By definition, eclectic is the art of taking inspiration from a range of sources and ideas, instead of confirming to usual fashions. Instead of following one theme and giving yourself an end goal, allow your mixture of inspiration to create something totally unique and personal. It’s your opportunity to ignore any design rules you’ve heard previously, and use your own judgement on what styles you can combine for a stunning and unique home space.
If you want to make a dramatic impact with your window treatments but your windows aren’t as large as you’d like them to be, oversize your treatments to make a big statement. Make your curtain rail or valance wider than it should be, and add wider and longer curtains which will bring more colour, texture, and print into the room. With blinds, opt for larger panels that are unusual to the eye and even top-down-bottom-up blinds can help you create unique and inspiring shapes in ordinary rectangular windows of any size.
Stay true to your own style
Electric style interior design is very much down to personal taste and personality, and while it may follow certain elements of popular trends or take inspiration from them, it’s important that to show a true eclectic style of living and eclectic window treatments, you don’t tone down your quirky style and personality to conform to others’ tastes. Maybe you’ve chosen to go for beaded drapes to recreate the Art Deco style of the 1920s, or you want to recreate a style you saw on a tropical holiday with genuine artefacts and fabrics? For maximum effect of your eclectic window treatments, stay true to yourself and dare to be bold in your choices.
Make it busy
To portray in your window treatments that you have taken inspiration from many people and places, build up layers and texture in your treatments that show just how complex your design theme is. Adding pieces of artwork like small sculptures to your windowsill, or lace drapes that disperse the light entering the room, are simple but clever ways to add more definition and intricacy to your home.