Eclectic design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Residência MV praia:  Kitchen by Maria Christina Rinaldi Arquitetos
  2. Residência MV praia:  Dining room by Maria Christina Rinaldi Arquitetos
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  4. Grillagh Water:  Living room by Patrick Bradley Architects
  5.  Nursery/kid’s room by Spegash Interiors
  6. Musewll Hill, London:  Living room by Jigsaw Interior Architecture
  7. Full Height Glazing & Roof Light in New Dining Room:  Dining room by ArchitectureLIVE
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  10. Low Maintenance Garden:  Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
  11. Edenbridge:  Kitchen by Johnny Grey
  12. Queens Park House:  Living room by Honeybee Interiors
  13. Dual Level Orangery and Rooflights Transform a London Townhouse:  Conservatory by Vale Garden Houses
  14. View from the Utility:  Kitchen by PAN|brasilia UK Ltd
  15. Full House Renovation with Crittall Extension, London:  Living room by HollandGreen
  16. Gorgeous Feathers:  Living room by Pixers
  17. Porthleven:  Kitchen by LEIVARS
  18. Clerkenwell House 01:  Study/office by YAM Studios
  19. Living Rooms by Moda Interiors, Perth, Western Australia:  Living room by Moda Interiors
  20. Porthleven:  Terrace by LEIVARS
  21. Vintage 1950s HMV Wooden Valve Radio Model 1122 &  1940s Stentorian Bristol Extension Wooden Speaker:  Living room by Retro Bazaar Ltd
  22. Automatic steel gates:  Garden by AGD Systems
  23. Cocina + ventanas:  Kitchen by Radrizzani Rioja Arquitectos
  24. Musewll Hill, London:  Bedroom by Jigsaw Interior Architecture
  25.  Living room by homify
  26. Bedroom:  Bedroom by Kerry Holden Interiors
  27.  Nursery/kid’s room by Spegash Interiors
  28. Low Maintenance Garden:  Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
  29. Mid Century Eclectic:  Dining room by Pfeiffer Design Ltd
  30. mid century inspired entrance hall:  Corridor & hallway by niche pr
  31. Residential Development, West Yorkshire:  Bathroom by Wildblood Macdonald
  32. Funky Cloackroom:  Bathroom by DeVal Bathrooms
  33. Funky Cloackroom:  Bathroom by DeVal Bathrooms

What is the Eclectic style?

The term Eclectic derives from the Ancient Greek terms of ek and legein, which roughly translate to something similar to pick and choose. In today’s world, eclectic used a term for an interior design theme that is a mix of all styles simultaneously.  Think of a mix of modern, classic, 2nd hand, brand new, and everything in between,  all morphed into one. Sound confusing? Well, home interiors are as individual as we are, and no two homes will ever be the same. As many try and copy an interior design style, a lover of eclectic interiors will do the exact opposite, and create something very personal, unique, and bursting with character. It is surprising how well completely different styles can fit together, without looking like they are trying to too hard to be something they are not.

What are the main characteristics of this style? 

The one main characteristic when it comes to the eclectic style is that there is no typical eclectic interior. While minimalism is often characterised by all-white, and a country theme brings to mind timber, each eclectic interior can exude a completely different feeling. A varying combination of materials, textures, unique one-off items of furniture or decoration, and a using a wide array of colours are all part of what make the eclectic theme so individual.

How do I bring the Eclectic style into my home?

In order to adapt this style into your home, you do not have to seek inspiration from catalogues or showrooms, you just have to go with what feels best. There are a few questions you may ask yourself, in order to help you on your way to bring an eclectic style into your home. First, what do you like? When it comes to eclectic interior design, almost anything goes. Do you have a piece of furniture handed down to you through the family? Do you have some favoured armchairs you can’t seem to let go of? How about that whacky wall hanging you saw online? Go for it! Use these treasured items as the basis, and go from there. The best part about eclectic interiors is that they are never quite finished, and can always be added to, or changed when you get bored. Do not be afraid of things not matching, as the beauty of an eclectic interior comes from its quirky and mismatched feeling.