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2. Keep a balanceThe perfect, non-OTT eclectic style is all about finding balance in scale and symmetry. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, given the freedom of limitless options that eclectic design propagates, but even if the pieces are of different styles and textures, or from different periods, a balance in lines and form is a must to create design harmony (in this image it would be the collection of similarly shaped square-framed photos or the group of round clocks).
Above and beneathYes, the exposed surface of concrete looks great on ceilings and floors too. This home flaunts modern-industrial interiors with exposed cement, exposed brick, reclaimed wood and quirky metallic lighting. Aamir and Hameeda Associates has used most materials in their natural form here.Tip: Cement can be buffed to give a clean polished texture when used on the floors. A vibrant coloured rug or carpet (with a good backing) always seals the deal on the grey finish.
1. Antique clocks on your walls accentuate the vintage feel. This rustic brick wall from the home designed by Aamir and Hameeda Associates features multiple clocks placed together and is an eye-catcher. The clock-face or dial is beautifully dated and creates a good contrast to the industrial look of the room. If multiple clocks seem a bit much, you can consider adding a longcase (grandfather) clock to a strategic place in the room.