Eclectic design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Low Maintenance Garden:  Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
  2. Residência MV praia:  Kitchen by Maria Christina Rinaldi Arquitetos
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  4. Kitchen:  Kitchen by Jam Space Ltd
  5. Little LEIVARS:  Nursery/kid’s room by LEIVARS
  6. Residência MV praia:  Dining room by Maria Christina Rinaldi Arquitetos
  7.  Nursery/kid’s room by Spegash Interiors
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  9. Notting Hill Apartment:  Living room by 4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
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  10. BodrumBodrum:  Roof by Esra Kazmirci Mimarlik
  11. Contemporary take on a French Country Kitchen:  Kitchen by At No 19
  12. Low Maintenance Garden:  Garden by Cherry Mills Garden Design
  13. A private garden in West Hampstead, London:  Garden by Bowles & Wyer
  14. Queens Park House:  Living room by Honeybee Interiors
  15. Notting Hill Apartment:  Kitchen by 4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
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  16. Notting Hill Apartment:  Terrace by 4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
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  17.  Nursery/kid’s room by Spegash Interiors
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  18. Treasure Map:  Bedroom by Pixers
  19. Zurich Apartment:  Bedroom by 4D Studio Architects and Interior Designers
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  20. Jacuzzi:  Garden Shed by Comelite Architecture, Structure and Interior Design
  21. Living Room, Leeds:  Living room by Crow's Nest Interiors
  22. NSDA SHOWROOM:  Living room by NSDA
  23. London Kitchens:  Kitchen by Amanda Neilson Interiors
  24. Bedroom, Richmond Place, Bath:  Bedroom by Concept Interior Design & Decoration Ltd
  25. Sofa design, Richmond Place, London:  Living room by Concept Interior Design & Decoration Ltd
  26. Kitchen, Leeds:  Kitchen by Crow's Nest Interiors
  27. Full House Renovation with Crittall Extension, London:  Living room by HollandGreen
  28. Retro Pattern:  Living room by Pixers
  29. Mid Century Eclectic:  Dining room by Pfeiffer Design Ltd
  30. Automatic steel gates:  Garden by AGD Systems
  31. Fireplace :  Living room by Ruth Noble Interiors
  32. Greenacre:  Bathroom by Martins Camisuli Architects
  33. Conservatory:  Living room by Stunning Spaces Ltd

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.