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How to Create an Eclectic Artisan Home


There are many different interior design styles to choose from: minimalistic, contemporary, rustic, the list goes on. 

When choosing which style is best suited for your home, remember that your home should be a reflection of you. Through your design and style choices, it should tell pieces of your story. That’s exactly what an eclectic artisan home does, and it’s why we personally love this interior design style so much. 

When it comes to Artisan interior design, the sentimentality of the decor is so much more important than the specific style or brand name. It’s more about how pieces make you feel, rather than how they look.

Is there a plant stand that’s been passed down through your family for generations? Are you an avid traveller who likes to bring home cultural decorations from the countries you visit? In an artisan home, it’s all about finding ways for this eclectic mix of things that have meaning to you to still look intentionally curated so your home feels balanced and put together. 

When building your eclectic artisan home, It’s easy for your space to look chaotic if you aren’t intentional with your design. So let’s cover some style guidelines to follow to help you stay on track so your home can embody that unique, artistic vibe while still looking fresh and stylish. 

Be intentional with color 

Color sets the tone for any space, so it's important to be intentional with the color palette for your room. Eclectic artisan homes typically have a more assorted color palette than traditional homes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still have a plan for decorating with color in your space. If you aren’t intentional with your color choices, you could end up with a very messy combination of colors that are not pleasing to the eye.   

Make collections of items 

Rather than scattering all of your vases in different corners of your living room, try grouping them together for a more curated, less cluttered feel. If you have three or more of something, it becomes a collection. This works for any type of decor: bowls, books, wall art- anything that you have three or more of and want to display in your home. 

Don’t over-do it with Texture

Many artisan pieces are made with funky textures and materials, from rustic wood, and stained glass, to shaggy pillows and carpets. Putting them all together can create a chaotic feel unless you balance the assortment of textures with crisp, neutral surfaces. For example, if you have a collection of pillows in varying colors and materials, opt for a simple couch in a neutral shade and pair it with a similar coffee table. This way you have all the creative leeway with your accents, which is what an eclectic artisan home is all about! 

To get those clean, neutral staples to balance the artisan pieces in your home visit a local interior design store, like Home by Zinnia’s in Scotts Valley, California. There is an assortment of modern, rustic, and artisan items at Home by Zinnia’s, so it will be simple to find the right furniture and decor to complement your eclectic style. 

Get creative with how you use your items 

The spirit of building an artisan home isn’t all about decor and texture. When it comes to getting that unique eclectic feel, the placement and utilization of furniture play a big role. Getting creative with how you use your items is fun, so put on some music and play around with different items in your house. Maybe a chair feels right for a nightside table, or a stack of books work great for a plant stand. It’s time to get creative and find out what works! 

You don't have to acquire your home’s artisan pieces through an eat, pray, love trip around the world, either. It’s much easier to go to an interior design and home furnishing store in California where you can have a wide selection of styles to choose from, like Home by Zinnia’s in Scotts Valley. 

At Home by Zinnia’s you will find furniture and decor that will help tell your unique story through the design of your home with curated products from local artisans and worldwide high-end brands. Visit our store at 262 Mt Hermon Road in Scotts Valley, California or visit our website to shop our catalogue online.