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. 

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.

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!

Style Spotlight: Boho textures

Style Spotlight: Boho textures

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

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!

Relaxed Boho Entryway

Relaxed Boho Entryway

This fun and fresh Modern Boho entryway is perfect for Spring! The trendy look blend Mid-century elements combined with bohemian aesthetics.

All White Living Room Ideas

All White Living Room Ideas

White furnishings mixed with wood tones are a foolproof way to play up an all-white living room that still feels warm and inviting. Wood pieces act as neutrals that don’t add color so they make for perfect complementary decor.

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.

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.

Bohemian Bibliophile Bedroom

Bohemian Bibliophile Bedroom

Your budding bohemian will feel right at home in this bedroom, which has an eclectic mix of colors, materials, and textures. While the bed is more of a traditional style, the nightstand is glam and that iconic papasan chair is very boho.

A Place To Dream

A Place To Dream

This colorful bedroom is nothing short of a dream. With it's bohemian touches and beautiful color palette, the atmosphere is inspiring in itself. We love the simple but functional work station near the bed; it's perfect for working right in the natural light!

Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Bedroom

Trend Alert: Asymmetrical Bedroom

Eclectic design is all about bending the rules, and the asymmetrical bed trend is a key example! The basket plate wall that sits over one side of the bed doesn't feel heavy because the opposing side is balanced with a chic oversized wall lamp. The wall lamp adds a sleek touch, while the table lamp on the nightstand opposite contrasts with curves. The asymmetrical look can take some finagling, but it's a fun and fresh way of styling a bedroom!

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