Eclectic Design Ideas

Eclectic style design is just what it sounds like; many styles in one, it’s eclectic. There are many approaches to this style, and many people identify as eclectic because of its fluid nature and wide range of looks. On one hand, Eclectic style is about mixing different elements together, however eclectic is also all about a collected and globally inspired space that is both informal and approachable. Where may you see Eclectic style design? It’s quite popular in pop culture television and movies. This is because eclectic spaces can feel familiar and comforting, and definitely give an artsy and interesting vibe. Eclectic design can feel very youthful with a boho side. From floor poufs and woven textures to colorful palettes, this style speaks widely to youth and can even feel a bit hippy. In contrast, but not differing in style, there is also a more sophisticated approach to Eclectic design. Though still mixing elements and styles, eclectic style can feel put together and curated. Eclectic style is not for those who shy away from layers and patterns. Eclectic style takes the prize in bold patterns, saturated colors, and mismatching elements that all come together harmoniously. Patterns aren’t the only layer of importance in an eclectic style, texture is quintessential as well.  Contrasting textures, like a smooth armoire next to a woven rattan stool, is what eclectic design is all about. There needs to be enough visual stimulation in an eclectic room, but not so much that it seems random. Think opposites, smooth versus rough, soft very hard, and pair them together accordingly in an eclectic mix. If you are looking for eclectic style furniture, there isn’t a style label you’ll want to search for. That’s because everything can be eclectic depending on how you pair it. A rustic dining table could be paired with molded plastic Mid-Century Modern dining chairs in an eclectic dining room. It’s not the furniture that makes it so, it’s the pairing of elements. Of course, there are unique elements that are inherently more eclectic, such as globally-inspired items. Throw pillows with bold patterns, carved wood coffee tables that sing of Morocco, and perhaps a vintage desk that has been passed down from generation to generation...all are eclectic in their own sense. However, a common element in eclectic style spaces is use of wall art. This includes tapestries, gallery walls, photo walls, you name it. This style is the perfect home for a wall full of art, mixing styles of art of course.  If you find yourself drawn to old and new, an array of styles, and multitude of colors, an Eclectic style could be the perfect blend for you. Curating this look can take time, but be oh-so rewarding when you have a space that not only is beautiful but is a reflection of individual items you love, in harmony with one another, creating a masterpiece. This is what eclectic style is, and we have so much beautiful inspiration to show you! Enoy.

Eclectic style by room

Trending eclectic styles

Neutral Bedroom Oasis

Neutral Bedroom Oasis

You don't need color to make a statement in your bedroom! Layer a sheepskin skin over a textured woven style and keep the mix of texture going in your accent pillows ranging from velvet to braided or fur. A funky lamp brings in an eclectic vibe and crisp white accents keep the room feeling clean and light. 

Max Out Your Space: Corner Sectional

Max Out Your Space: Corner Sectional

This cozy corner sectional from Ravine Home adds ample comfort to this narrow living room! We love the addition of baskets and earthy textures!

Eclectic Dining Room

Eclectic Dining Room

Using neutral chairs around the dining table is the perfect way to make a room feel open and airy. The curved edges of the chairs complement the dining table and add a touch of eclectic style to the dining room.

Too Cool For School

Too Cool For School

This dorm room is the quitessential chic space! With a clothing rack to set your outfit for the day to trendy plants, this space is a hit.

Round Coffee Table: Metal And Distressed

Round Coffee Table: Metal And Distressed

The coffee table is big enough that can be reached from all seats. The white see-through curtain avoids making the space too busy. The eclectic style pulls fur pillows, a leather sofa, and a wood coffee table together.

An Air of Tranquility

An Air of Tranquility

Home office design should boost your creativity and productivity; this relaxing and graceful home office does exactly that. The vintage desk, retro chair, comfortable mid-century leather loveseat, and modern reclaimed wood storage give this office its eclectic vibe. The neutral tones help pull this look together.

An Earthy Eclectic Office

An Earthy Eclectic Office

A study fit for an eclectic person that combines favorite finds and organization. Warm red tones and leather accents make this workspace cozy and warm. A collective of wall art adds a layer of personality to this workspace.

Power in the Pillow!

Power in the Pillow!

Pillows are a great way to add color and texture to any space. In this design we were able to incorporate different jewel tones and unique patterns into our home office through our pillow selection. Pillows are a convinent and impactful way to express your style without making permanent changes.

Desert Minimal Chic

Desert Minimal Chic

This chic minimal desert look is all the rave, and we can see why. With a bold but neutral color palette, the eclectic vibes in this space draw us in!

Poufs: Eclectic Seating

Poufs: Eclectic Seating

Adding poufs to your seating arrangements can do a lot of things for your living room. They can be used for extra seating or as a place to kick your legs up. Use them to add more color and texture in your space and go bold.

Patterns of Paradise eclectic Living Room

Patterns of Paradise eclectic Living Room

Bold patterns and natural wood finishes collide in this charming, eclectic space. At the same time, a subdued color palette of rust reds and baltic blues brings the area together for a collected but harmonious look.

Style Spotlight: Boho textures

Style Spotlight: Boho textures

Layering patterns with natural textures can create an undeniably beautiful boho space.

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