Style Shortcut: One Effortless Way to Add Eclectic Style to a Bedroom or Kitchen

Style Shortcut: One Effortless Way to Add Eclectic Style to a Bedroom or Kitchen

Taryn Williford
Sep 6, 2015
(Image credit: Deborah Ruiz)

The tricky thing about those eclectic interiors that everyone seems to admire is that they take a long time to put together. It would take years to amass the collections and prized possessions – not to mention the experience and confidence – you need to design a perfectly pieced together room. But everyone's got to start somewhere. Here's one simple way to inject a little bit of eccentric style to a bedroom or kitchen, right now.

Mismatched hardware on dressers and cabinets give an instant bit of quirk to whatever space they're in. And there's really no rules to getting it right–stick to a single shape or color palette to keep things more unified, or go hog wild with a totally disparate collection of hardware. The look is totally up to you, but here's a few inspirational images to get you started.

Mismatched Drawer Pulls & Knobs

Take your old dresser and trade its hardware out for an assortment of your favorite knobs. Try them out in pairs, or go crazy with a total potpourri.

At top, a peek at Deborah Ruiz's home studio, of Etsy shop Inspire Lovely.

(Image credit: Camille Simmons)
(Image credit: Camille Simmons)

Mismatched Kitchen Cabinet Knobs & Hardware

Eclectic pulls look great in the kitchen, too. To start on easy mode, just trade out the top row of drawers for mismatched knobs. If you like the look, you can extend it to the upper and lower cabinets. If your doors have bar pulls, you can even add a pair of knobs there too.

What do you think? Do you like the mismatched knob look?

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