This year’s design trend all point to one word: eclectic.
Taking the best elements of different styles and combining them into beautifully functional pieces. Whether it be mixing materials likes marble and wood or interpreting a traditional piece in a new way, the best home décor items can be reused in a multitude of rooms and different home styles.
Matched furniture sets have long been out of fashion but this trend takes it to the next logical level: mixing the best of varied design styles to create the best looking and feeling space. Having more freedom to choose from a variety of styles is a whole new set of freedom for homeowners and decorators. The result is a collected look that reflects the owners in a way that no one cookie-cutter style could replicate.
This eclectic design trend has been on the rise over the years but seems to be popping up at high end and affordable retailers now making good design so much easier at every price point. Whether you are furnishing a completely empty apartment or just looking to refresh an existing space, these 10 home items are especially versatile, on trend and affordable.
1. Lincoln Cane Chair (Target)
This chair mixes the white washed woods in Scandanavian design with mid century lines with a traditional surprise: a cane seat back (click through to see it in the gallery). The simple included cushion adds comfort and warmth and it’s small footprint makes it as suitable in a living room, bedroom or reading corner. And for such a good price, it’s hard not to be seduced by it.
2. Nymo Lamp Shade (Ikea)
A twist on your simple modern drum shade, Ikea adds visual interest with a streamlined Japanese scallop design and a pop of glam with a brass interior. This shade takes the boring hanging lightbulb to a new level.
3. Raw Edge Accent Table (Target)
Highlight the natural shape of wood, “raw edge” wood in home décor is not going anyway. This piece mixes that trend with mid century hairpin legs to create a great little piece that is on trend but won’t break the bank.
4. Franklin Hall Tree (Hayneedle)
Borrowing the “hall tree” concept from Victorian homes, this reinterprets it in an industrial age. The mix of styles of styles and materials used make this an especially versatile piece while it’s height makes the most of vertical storage.
5. Work Hard and Be Nice to People Framed Print (Schoolhouse Electric)
There isn’t a lot that the majority of the country can agree on but this falls under that rare category. It’s large scale and graphic black and white palette make this a great choice in a variety of spaces and styles.
6. Copper Bench (Overstock)
Borrowing the style of French bistro chairs, this bench stretches it out and gives it a modern update in copper. This bench would be just as perfect in place of chairs on one side of a dining table as in a hallway or at the base of a bed. It’s versatile nature makes it a great piece to add to any home and move around as needed.
7. Crosby Sofa (West Elm)
Green is definitely the new black in 2018 and you’ll see it popping up in everything from boho chic to modern concept. This sofa’s clean lines made it a great choice to pair with a bold color and the small tufted cushion back soften the hard edges just enough.
8. Modular Chandelier (World Market)
The adjustable chandelier has been growing in popularity in both high end lighting design and is just now making itself known at more affordable retails. This modular chandelier is inspired by mid century design but it’s adjustable nature brings it up to date.
9. Marble Coffee Table (CB2)
Mixing the traditional nature of marble with a mod metal base, this coffee table adds an almost sculptural element to a space and pairs nicely with a variety of styles of upholstery. It’s materials are sturdy while still being visually “light” because of the open bottom.
10. Elon Large Round Mirror (CB2)
A large round mirror can go just about anywhere. This example takes a sleek modern shape, adds a thin industrial frame and a vintage treatment to the glass to create the perfect combination of styles that fits beautifully in any home.