Eclectic green living room - apartment therapy

What a difference a little paint can make! This colorful, eclectic living room and bedroom went from drab to fab with a series of serious splashes. As a result, the small apartment now feels warm, welcoming, and full of personality. Read on to see this bold transformation from beginning to end!

The Challenge: Colorful Eclectic Living Room & Bedroom 

The client, a newly married couple, just moved into a small 890 square foot condo. Although tiny, the place was blessed with an amazing view to enjoy. Large sliding glass doors and two windows ensured that no sunset would be missed, even from the armchair. So, when they approached Decorilla, they requested to: 

  • Layout the furniture to maximize the ability to take in the view
  • Use eclectic interior design ideas to incorporate a few existing furniture pieces 
  • Ensure comfortable seating options suited for tall users
  • Paint almost every feature, including doors, ceilings, and moldings 
  • Create rooms full of cheerful vibes 

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Colorful Eclectic Living Room & Bedroom Inspiration

Colorful eclectic living room & bedroom inspiration board

To get started, the clients compiled an inspirational gallery of rooms that fit their tastes. It showcased a plethora of beautiful examples of skillfully using color and texture to create an inviting and unique space. Each image displayed bright and cheerful living room and bedroom designs featuring bold walls and kaleidoscopic accents. In the end, it was clear the client’s desired a bold, dramatic, and colorful interior. 

Colorful Eclectic Living Room Ideas & Moodboard

Eclectic green living room render by Decorilla
Eclectic green living room render by Decorilla

Unlike other design firms, Decorilla’s interior design process started by matching the clients with not one, but two suitable interior designers that would submit concepts for the project. Each boasted a proven record of excellent mix-&-match skills and a masterful eye for color.

Each designer presented their ideas that fit the clients’ vision. This certainly made the final decision slightly more challenging for the clients. However, after thoroughly reviewing both moodboards, the clients chose to proceed with Casey H. And the decision quickly proved to be the right one. 

Colorful eclectic living room design mood board by Decorilla
Colorful eclectic living room design mood board by Decorilla

Casey’s proposal exhibited colorful interior design with eclectic touches. Based on the clients’ inspirational photos, she went ultra bold with a rich, moody color palette. Everything revolved around deeply saturated and brilliant deep teal, mustard yellow, sage green, and punchy orange colors. This over the top color palette was everything the clients wished for in their new cheerful interior. 

Eclectic Green Living Room Design Results

Colorful eclectic living room design by Decorilla
Colorful eclectic living room design by Decorilla

The colorful eclectic living room was as unique as it was vibrant. First, Casey chose to bathe the walls, doors, and even some trim in green. This technique skillfully helped the room feel larger that it is. Meanwhile, a mustard wallpaper with dragonfly print paired well with the walls. And then, Casey pushed the envelope further with a sky blue ceiling. The idea was to leave the clients an opportunity to add an actual sky motif that would catapult the whimsy factor.

Eclectic green living room render by Decorilla
Eclectic green living room render by Decorilla

Since so many colors were already in play, the curvy sofa and vintage-inspired accent chair were kept to white. In addition, an existing acrylic coffee and side table allowed for the colorful area rug to shine through. However, that wasn’t the end to Casey’s brilliant use of color. In stark contrast to the walls, deep teal curtains added another hue to the space. Meanwhile, scatter pillows in a variety of funky patterns helped to tie the scheme together. 

Eclectic interior design by Decorilla
Eclectic interior design by Decorilla

The dining part of the colorful, eclectic living room featured a family heirloom Danish table the clients wanted to keep. A counter height ledge was also added in front of a window for additional dining space with a view. Each table was accented with its own unique light fixture while being anchored together by a sizable aztec-print rug. Lastly, one wall was covered in mirrors to trick the viewer into thinking the space is larger than it is. 

Colorful Eclectic Bedroom Interior Design

Colorful eclectic bedroom design by Decorilla
Colorful eclectic bedroom design by Decorilla

An equally colorful and eclectic bedroom design smartly complemented the living area. The clients’ existing IKEA Malme bed and two wall-mounted modern reading lamps formed the foundation of the room. Once again, painting the walls and adding colorful accents did the magic, making the room feel inviting and open. Here a dramatic teal stole the show for the wall color with a coordinating wallpapered accent wall behind the headboard. For added color, mustard-yellow curtains and a multi-colored rug completed the palette.  

Colorful interior design by Decorilla
Colorful interior design by Decorilla

The tight, cold space quickly turned warm and homey, while the vivid accessories yielded a genuinely cheerful vibe. A new dresser and a mix of nightstands enhanced the storage options, grounding the colorful eclectic bedroom setup. A small vanity and blush daisy chair also sat discreetly in the corner. Finally, a large world map featured above the bed which completed the look. 

Eclectic Interior Design Shopping List

Colorful eclectic living room and bedroom shopping list by Decorilla
Colorful eclectic living room and bedroom shopping list by Decorilla

Every Decorilla design package includes 3D visualizations, a detailed implementation guide, and professional design advice. There is also a personalized online shopping list with exclusive trade discounts that often exceed the initial price of the design service. What’s more, a complimentary white-glove shopping concierge handles all ordering, tracking, and delivery. 

Top Picks for Colorful Interior Design

Want a bursting colorful interior design of your own? Here are some of our top picks to spice up your space with an eclectic touch:

Colorful eclectic living room design top picks
  1. Velvet Lounge Chair
  2. Metal Bookcase
  3. Curvy Sofa
  4. Velvet Louise Curtain
  5. Stripe Bolster Pillow
  6. Geometric Area Rug
  7. Acrylic Coffee Table

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