If a space that is both approachable and informal, globally-inspired and multi-style and highly curated sounds like your cup of tea, than an eclectic living room design may be what you need. Eclectic style is all about mixing elements and covers a wide range of looks from bohemian to more elegant and polished. An eclectic living room design could feature sofas and chairs that differ in style but are cohesive because of the other elements in the design like the patterns, colors, and lighting. Eclectic design feels familiar and comforting, with an artsy edge and curated look. One on hand, when looking at eclectic living room ideas, you may see a space that feels more youthful; Poufs on the ground, rattan lounge chairs, Morrocan inspired rugs and a lush array of plants. Another eclectic style living room may boast a more sophisticated presence with classic wingback chairs and a chesterfield leather sofa. However different they may seem, both living rooms would fall into the realm of eclectic style. An eclectic living room layout doesn’t call for formality and symmetry but rather prioritizes a comfortable and interesting approach. Functionality should always be a priority in a living room, making the space usable for all who will enjoy it. You may wonder how furniture of different calibers and styles could come together harmoniously in an eclectic living room. The key to pulling a living room together in this particular style is by using bold patterns, saturated color, and mismatched elements that fit together in some aspect. Using a consistent texture of pillow on all contrasting furniture can pull the look together, or even coordinating the artwork on the walls with the rug on the floor can be a subtle touch that brings the space full circle. You’ll see that in our eclectic living room design ideas there is a blend of old and new, an array of styles, color and textures. Curating this style can be challenging, but the end result is a space that is one of a kind and exquisitely beautiful. If this is something you are drawn too, we hope you enjoy our beautiful collection of eclectic living room design inspiration.
From elements of cottagecore to crochet, we’ve seen this rise into fashion in 2020 and think it will be stronger than ever before. Just as people are looking for traditional styles to soothe the uncertainty of the world, the Grandmillennial style offers similar comforts. This style, however, pulls from classic design styles, leaning into antiques, busy patterns, and preppy elements such as ruffles. One great thing about this style is that it’s easy to obtain, with many hallmark pieces available at flea markets and antique stores for a steal! Grandmillennials are also loving Victorian wallpaper with William Morris prints making a huge splash in the design world. The colorful and vibrant floral prints make a true statement.
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!
Sometimes you want to bring together an eclectic collection of items in a contemporary space. To do this successfully, try to limit the color pallet to no more than four colors. Here gray, blue, tan, and pops of red let our designer go wild with patterns and texture without ever going overboard with taste.
If you have wood floors, it’s key to think about how you’ll balance it with other wood tones. The easiest way is to add a rug or two to help break things up visually. This is also great if you’re not keen on the wood grains of your floors; eye-catching rugs that play into the colors and patterns of your furniture will help draw attention away from the flooring. In this living room, without the rug, the wood of the floor and the furnishings would have felt overwhelming. Instead, the rug helps even out the wood textures throughout and anchor the space with a cohesive look.
A sophisticated boho-inspired living room. If you're looking to create a casual seating area with a moody feel, try a neutral palette with high levels of contrast. Here dark accents can be seen through out the space specifiacally on the fireplace and windows for an unexpected pop of drama!
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.
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