It's easy to mistake eclecticism for an inability to commitВ to one style; however, when executed well,В an eclectic space looks and feels cohesive.В While the design aesthetic can involve mixing styles, colors, and patterns, it's important to ensure that at leastВ one element ties a room a together, whether it's a neutral wall, a central art piece, or a bold color included throughout. Perfect for those with an inclinationВ to experiment with dГ©cor, designing anВ eclectic room allows you to show off your personality and get creative.
The bedroom is one space that certainly deserves this special, personal touch. Mix and match with pieces sourced from modern brands, vintage shops, and thrift stores alike. Play with bold colors, patterns, and textures as you juxtapose a variety of styles together in a way that suits your one-of-a-kind eye. It can be as subtle as displayingВ a bold comforter and a few mix-matched throw pillows or asВ loud as layering multiple patterns and textures together. While there aren't many rules to this creative style,В ahead, take note a few tips that will help you create the eclectic bedroom of your dreams.В
Try Out a Bold WallpaperMary Costa DESIGN: Black Lacquer
This maximalist, modern bedroom features bold wallpaper that mimics an expansive canvas. Although the loudВ wall dГ©cor varies from the rest of the clean space, hues of a light pastel pink found throughout the eclectic bedroom bring it all together.ВAnthropologie Velvet Everley Chair $1098Shop
Play With TextureMonica Wang
Multiple patterns, colors, prints, and textures overlap in this room, while a neutral backdrop keeps theВ space looking cohesive. Patterned pillows contrast with a traditional rug while a modern photograph hangs above the bed. Additional design styles including chinoiserieВ vases sit on display in a bookshelf adding to the collected vibe.
Juxtapose the Old with the NewBrittany Ambridge
A key element ofВ eclectic design is bringing modern and vintage items together. This stark white bedroom features a modern bedframe alongside a traditional desk cabinet and other unique furnishings. Displayed art and books also add to the mix-matched feel of the space, yet white elements contribute to a cohesive feel.Chairish Flame Mahogany Armoire Entertainment Center $4250 $895Shop
Hang Daring Artwork
Nothing turns a traditional bedroom into anВ interesting and striking eclectic space faster than a bold piece of artwork. AВ colorful pop art piece combined with traditional or modern furnishings can completely transform a space.Adrian Kay Wong Summer ShadeShop
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Display Found ObjectsBrittany Ambridge
Scavenge through thrift stores and vintage shops to find seriously one-of-a-kind pieces to show off in your bedroom. You never know what treasure troves are waiting to be discovered in local stores or even online outlets likeВ Chairish and 1stdibs. Pair pieces from different eras to create a truly eclectic look that's full of unique designs.
Start SmallBrittany Ambridge
Creating a space that shows off your personality and feels carefully curated doesn't mean you have to go all in all at once. Start small with pieces that connect to your style and play with color and patterns along the way. This space looks clean and modern, but a boldly patterned quilt and chic artwork give the space a dose of charisma.Artisan Quilts by Anthropologie Livia Quilt $178Shop
Use Contrasting PatternsStudio DB
This eclectic bedroom is defined by its mismatched patterns. A deep blue-and-white wallpaper draws attention upward, while a muted cream-colored rug anchors the room. Although it's subtle, the light blue comforter also features a patternedВ design. As varied as these prints are, complementary shades of blue and off-white create a cohesive look.
Allow DГ©cor to Speak for ItselfPella Hedeby
An eclectic space doesn't necessarily have to be bursting with colors and patterns. This artsy bedroom is minimalistВ in color, but layered artwork and quirky dГ©cor choices-yes, those are shoes displayed on the wall-make the space appear decidedly eclectic. It also plays into the trend of keeping itemsВ out in the open that are usually stored away, like clothing, shoes, and books.Honeymoon Hotel Rapper's Delight Art Print $19Shop
Use Paint to Create InterestMary Costa DESIGN: Black Lacquer
An eclectic space is full of unexpected elements.В Make your room stand out by painting the walls and the ceiling different colors.В In this space, peach-colored walls contrast with a white molding and bold, black ceiling. It draws the eye upward,В as does the evil eye wall hanging just beneath the ceiling, while textured, patterned pillows adorn the bed.Anthropologie Heradia Pillow $88 $70Shop
Think Outside the BoxSarah Sherman Samuel
This room combines multiple styles, from modern to traditional while the color green works to connect the disjointed pieces. In addition to the mashup of objects, the way they are displayed is also worth noting.В This space is proof that art doesn't have to be hung up to have an effect. In fact, leaning artwork against a wall is an unexpected way to break the rules with your styling choices.Anthropologie Pari Rattan Chair $98Shop
Try one (or all) or these ideas in your home to curate a fresh, eclectic room.