While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to eclectic decor, it’s one of those styles that you know it when you see it. It seamlessly blends multiple decor styles together in one space, often with a colorful palette and vintage finds, to create a unique yet pulled-together look.
It’s also perhaps one of the easiest styles to recreate at home since it doesn’t require following one specific theme. With eclectic home decor, you can mix and match items that you love without worrying too much about if they all perfectly go together. The end result is a vibrant, fun, and truly personalized home.
To help you design your own eclectic space, we’ve rounded up seven eclectic home decor ideas—plus the perfect eclectic rug to go with them—to inspire you.
1. Vintage Vibes
Eclectic decor often has that flea market look, featuring one-of-a-kind vintage pieces that make a space truly unique—and this eclectic living room is the perfect example. The space leans mid-century without feeling too dated, thanks to the brightly colored accents, tons of plants, and modern rug with curves that mirror the rounded edges of the sofa.
2. More Is More
Anything goes when it comes to eclectic decor, and this dining room takes that to heart. The more is more approach might seem overwhelming, but as you can see here, it somehow works. From the heavy floral drapes to the statement-making black and white zebra print rug and every other decor element in between, the room exudes over-the-top style that is truly one-of-a-kind.
3. Rainbow Bright
While eclectic decor doesn’t have to be colorful, bold hues are certainly well suited for this design style. The more is more approach works great, as evidenced by this living room, featuring vibrant shades on the bookshelf and furniture. The black and white artistic wallpaper adds balance to the room while the rainbow rug ties it all together.
4. Pretty Pastels
If vibrant hues aren’t your thing, you can still get the eclectic decor look with pastel shades like those found in this pretty retro kitchen. The pastel teal appliances pair perfectly with the soft pink cabinets and retro floor tiles. To give the kitchen more of an eclectic flair, the designer has placed vintage glassware in a rainbow of hues on the open shelves, which completes the look.
5. Dreamy Escape
You can still achieve an eclectic vibe without having to overload your space with too many decorative items. This dreamy sitting corner is simple and relaxing, while maintaining an eclectic feel courtesy of the cloud mural, retro pink velvet chair, and modern black and white rug. Top off this little escape with some greenery and you’ll never want to leave.
6. All in the Details
Upon first glance, this bedroom might not immediately give off an eclectic feel, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice the unique details that make the space special. You’ve got the small black and white checkerboard wall art, the sage green ceiling, the rustic headboard, and the rich Persian rug. Individually, these elements would all fit into other decor styles, but together, they give this eclectic bedroom an interesting flair.
7. Mix and Match
Anything goes when it comes to eclectic decor, be it contrasting decor styles or clashing colors. This living room does both. The idea of mustard yellow, sage green, and rose gold might not sound like a good idea, but when paired together, the color combination is funky and fresh. You’ve also got the retro chair with the boho diamond rug and modern wall art, giving this room a wonderfully mixed and matched look.
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