Saturday, July 19, 2014

Casual Eclectic Style: Get the Look {Sundays at Home No. 20 Link Party & Features}

Welcome to week twenty of Sundays at Home! I have an inspiring round-up today with tips for creating casual eclectic style in your home decor. All of the features come from last week's link-up. I can't wait to see what you have for me this week!

If this is your first time here, I am so glad you found your way and hope that you will link up your latest home decor, diy projects, recipes, Etsy shop items and more below!

Here is what was going on last week for me:

It was another edition of Seasons of Home, where I shared my "Midsummer Botanical Mantel."

And finally, I talked about how I have revamped my blog and Etsy shop recently!

Now on to the round-up. If you have been here before, then you probably know that I enjoy a comfortable, casual eclectic look for my home. I like pairing old and new and creating a space that is truly personal, while being practical for my family. So here are my tips for creating this style in your own home!

Casual Eclectic Style: 4 Tips for Getting the Look

1. Bold Patterns & Mixed Textiles

Adding a bold pattern can liven up a room, like this throw pillow from A Stroll Thru Life. It balances out the formal furnishings to keep this space fresh and inviting.

Mixing various textiles and patterns is essential to eclectic style. The contrast of pale neutrals with bright colors make this space, from My Vintage Life, rich with interest and whimsy.

2. Pops of Color
A pop of color is another great way to bring casual, eclectic appeal to your home, like this glass lamp paired with neutral elements from So Much Better With Age. The coastal theme brings them all together to create a distinct vignette.
The same can be seen in this dining room, from My Thrift Store Addiction, with bright aqua furniture combined with elegant neutrals and various frames all painted white.

3. A Marriage of Modern & Vintage

The best way that I have found to keep a room from feeling too heavy on the vintage side (which my personal style tends towards), is to throw in a modern element. This lamp from Delineate Your Dwelling is versatile enough to decorate any space and would look amazing paired with some vintage finds.

Mid-century modern elements are a great way to keep a home feeling causal and eclectic. This table, from Shabby Love, is a perfect example. The body of the table has a simple modern style, while the top brings aged and eclectic charm.

4. Put Your Own Stamp on It

In decorating a home, there is nothing better than finding unique ways to display what you love. These collections are the things that tell your home's story. They also keep it feeling lived in and real. I love this creative work space from Vintage with Laces. Her personal style is captured in how it is artfully arranged.
The same is true for the vignette from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson. Groupings of your favorite collections and unique finds make for great conversation displays in your home.

I hope you enjoyed these tips for getting a casual eclectic style. What is your favorite decorating style? Would you add anything to the list?

Grab the code to share on your own blog if you have been featured this week:
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Now it is your turn! Can't wait to be inspired by you again this week!


-Share your home decor, diy projects, crafts, recipes, etc. that you posted recently on your own blog, as well as items you offer for sale on Etsy. Please make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously.

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