So how do you achieve “good eclectic?” Start by deciding how you want a room to feel: aged, collected over time, elegant, clean, fresh, exciting, bold, warm, relaxing, etc. Next, you want to group together all the elements that will contribute to your desired overall feel , and omit those that do not. For example, if you’re trying to achieve a down-to-earth, well-traveled look, you would NOT incorporate your Andy Warhol reproduction (or your Andy Warhol original, for that matter). Things you CAN include could be your antique clock collection, that bench you found up north, that oriental rug you fell in love with in India, and those folk art pieces from your dad.

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