For a truly unique, bold, and personality-filled dining space, opt for an eclectic dining room design. Eclectic design is one of the most misunderstood interior design styles, as it means two things. Eclectic design describes the blend of styles across eras used in a cohesive manner to created a highly curated and sought-after style known as eclectic. Eclectic is also a globally-inspired design style. There is a fine line between too much and just right when it comes to eclectic design, and to the unknowing eye it can appear like a bunch of items randomly thrown together that somehow create a harmonious space. In reality, it’s a collection of patterns that complement each other and forms that contrast but as a whole work together. When searching for eclectic dining room design ideas, you’ll see an array of beautiful designs and elements. Like any dining room design, lighting, color, and function are important elements. In an eclectic dining room, you are not limited to one style of dining table or chair or even color scheme for that matter. You could pair a rustic wood dining table with molded plastic Eames chairs, iconic of Mid-Century Modern style. You could also pair an industrial metal chair with a more ornate dining table, keeping the elements of the metal and wood throughout the dining room to keep a cohesive scheme. Of course, you can not forego a beautiful lighting fixture in your eclectic dining room. A lighting fixture, whether it’s quite simple and minimalistic, or it’s oversized and daring, is the icing on the cake for any well-styled dining room.There are a few components that make an eclectic dining room what it is. Artwork, layers of patterns and texture, and a curated look. The dining room shouldn’t look like a matching set of dining table, chairs, and sideboard, but it also shouldn’t appear entirely random. If you hang a piece of art or even a full gallery wall, you can use that as a jumping-off element to craft the rest of the dining space. For instance, if the art has a glam flair with bold jewel-tones, you can mix in jewel tones into the rest of the space. Don’t forget to mix patterns, like striped and botanicals, polka-dots, and Morrocan weavings. There isn’t anything that is off-limits, which is the fun of eclectic design. It’s always best to put everything together, and then pull back. You can always edit a design until it feels just right for you. For an eclectic dining room, it’s all about balance. Whether it’s just an eclectic dining room layout you’re after or a whole new look, we have beautiful designs for your perusing. We hope you enjoy our curated library of eclectic dining room design inspiration to get you started on your design journey!