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.

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Eclectic and Comfortable Living Room

Eclectic and Comfortable Living Room

We love a collected look. To create an eclectic vibe in your home–seek out small treasures that feel unique to you. Head to the flea market to pick out a vintage rug, or perhaps a few upcycled vases. Layer in greenery like trees and succulents. Play with your wall art and experiment colors! When it comes to the eclectic style, it's all about your personal style and what you're drawn to!

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. 

A Reading Nook Inspired By A Favorite Novel

A Reading Nook Inspired By A Favorite Novel

We all love a good reading nook. This particular cozy nook was designed inspired by The Hobbit. Here, we've combined eclectic elements with features comfort. We were heavily influenced by the rustic nature of the novel's setting–and wanted to create a space that felt warm, welcoming and collected. 

Bold Walls; Bold Space

Bold Walls; Bold Space

This reading nook is full of color and personality. The colors in the art, walls and rugs were all pulled from the exquisite upholstery on the arm chair, making this design feel complete and well thought out.

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!

Blue & Neutral Bohemian Living Room

Blue & Neutral Bohemian Living Room

Blues are our most requested color family—and for good reason. Blues, paired with neutrals, are calming and have a safe vibe. And this color scheme works just as well in bohemian interior design as traditional. When paired with lighter wood furniture and natural textures, it takes on a beachy, carefree air that perfectly suits the boho look.

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.

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.

Hygge-Inspired Mantel Styling

Hygge-Inspired Mantel Styling

We love a good mantel moment. This mantel is curated with small, yet meaningful decor pieces to spark joy this winter season. To get this look, combine organic-inspired ceramic vases with winter greenery such as pine branches. Sprinkle in a few candles and presto–you've got the cozy, Hygge look! 

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.

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.

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.

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