Eclectic CollectionsQuestion Six: I have an eclectic collection of pieces. How do I incorporate color?
You've collected many pieces that are dear to you but seem to have no relationship to each other. There are a few ways to make a cohesive design out of many different design elements.
1. Choose one piece to be your main inspiration.
This will be the focal point of the room and will drive the color in the design. From that main piece, choose colors for your walls, curtains, other window treatments, floor treatments, furniture and accessories to begin bringing the room together. Compose the rest of your pieces to fit with that main color scheme.
2. Select no more than four colors from your entire collection.
Reinforce those same four colors in each piece and in the surrounding field of color in the room. Are you able to change the color of certain pieces? If so, choose from your four-color palette and repeat the color around the room. Repetition in design makes the room feel more cohesive.