The carpet is very neutral – why not use a paler shade of terracotta on the floor?
Generally speaking, it works well if you use muted tones on the walls if the flooring is quite strong or – as in this case, you use your colour on the walls and keep the flooring neutral which will create an even balance in the scheme. Too much colour can be overpowering and hard to live with so if you are investing in a new carpet, take your time to choose the colour wisely - it’s much easier to repaint your walls when you want to create a new look!
How come nothing in the room matches but it still looks co-ordinated? How easy is it to make that work – are there any design rules to follow to achieve this effect?
Creating an ‘eclectic’ look is not as hard as it seems. Co-ordinate the room by colour and bring it all together with one constant in the room – the neutrally toned carpet. The soft, muted carpet is the perfect platform to showcase the eclectic collection of furniture and accessories.