Eclectic is a style term that ruffles some designer feathers. People often mistake throwing a bunch of mismatched items together as eclectic. That is far from the truth. The individual who designs in eclectic style knows how to make seemingly unrelated items work together. The key is pulling out the similarities in each piece and grouping them together. 

Colors that coordinate with gold frames keep this stylish eclectic grouping together. photo credit: Pinterest 

Colors that coordinate with gold frames keep this stylish eclectic grouping together. photo credit: Pinterest 

Eclectic style is full of the playful personality.  As in the photo above the traditional staircase gets a fresh look from the unique grouping of art. 

Unique is the name of the eclectic game photo credit: http://thecottagemarket.com 

Unique is the name of the eclectic game photo credit: http://thecottagemarket.com 

What makes a style Eclectic is that it does not play by any specific style rules. The most successful spaces at accomplished by those that know the rules. To successfully break a rule you must know how to play by it. If you are a free spirit this way of creating a space is going to be fun.  of expression and a vibrant individuality. In eclectic style coloring outside the lines is encouraged! 

Bold and beautiful Art Deco style paired with modern. Photo credit: Elle Decor  

Bold and beautiful Art Deco style paired with modern. Photo credit: Elle Decor  

Once you understand principles of design you can you can assure that they work together to create a unified design. These five principles are: line, color, texture, mass and form. Your eclectic room is like a well planned meal that encompasses those five basic elements. Pair it with your own unique decorating style, and it will be spectacular.

Vintage and modern frames around a cross collection make the grouping have solidarity. The modern lamps work with the cottage style reclaimed wood coffee table. Photo credit: nuancestylehouse Instagram 

Vintage and modern frames around a cross collection make the grouping have solidarity. The modern lamps work with the cottage style reclaimed wood coffee table. Photo credit: nuancestylehouse Instagram 

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