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5 Tips for Creating Ethnic-Eclectic Rooms

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If you're looking to include Japanese influences, don't forget the style's central tenet: simplicity. This Tokyo home tops a simple cabinet with one stunning flower arrangement.
If you're looking to include Japanese influences, don't forget the style's central tenet: simplicity. This Tokyo home tops a simple cabinet with one stunning flower arrangement.
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Imagine a dining room table sporting three separate floral arrangements. It might look a bit off -- like someone couldn't make a choice, and now you don't know what to look at first.

It's the same with a room that has more than one or two focal points: Where do you look? A focal point is probably a major piece -- perhaps furniture or art -- that stands out as special, bold, noticeable. It's something that draws your eye as soon as you enter the room. Limit those.

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For a small room, one is perfect. For a larger room, you might be able to pull off two. Just keep in mind, the more focal points you put in a room, the less of an impact they have. You don't want your room to look like a furniture bazaar.

And with that, we come back to the idea of connectivity: When you're putting different ethnic styles into a single room, they should bear a common thread …

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