How to Make your Eclectic Home Décor Feel Cohesive and Harmonious.

When everything works together we create a home that is more soothing to our senses, and consequently our wellbeing.

Hilda Carroll
4 min readJan 12, 2021
Photo by Nasim Keshmiri on Unsplash

Just calling your style “eclectic” doesn’t magically make everything work well together. It can seem chaotic and feel jarring to the senses.

But it doesn’t have to. If, like me, your taste in home furnishings and décor is wide-ranging and you find yourself drawn to pieces from different style eras, you might find it a little challenging initially. But it is possible put them together so that your home feels like it has organically evolved, but still thoughtfully put together.

The secret is to weave a “red thread” (also known as a golden thread) throughout your home. Basically, this is a common thread or theme that you integrate throughout your home’s décor. It is the magic trick that can create a sense of cohesion if the color palette or furniture styles differ somewhat between adjoining spaces.

Even if the look and feel of our rooms vary dramatically, we still want to create a harmonious transition from one space to the next.

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Hilda Carroll

Hilda Carroll is a writer, meditation teacher and interior designer who helps people create sanctuary in their homes and lives. www.hildacarroll.com