Yes, now we’ll offer you something eclectic for your living room, some eclectic living room ideas. But before we dive into the topic, some of you might wonder: just what’s the meaning of ‘eclectic’?
You’re an eclectic if you’re not partial to a style, in this case too partial to a living room style. Some of us love minimalist styles, while the other love classic styles for their living rooms.
But, the eclectic one, love to have a mixed styles. So you may find them, for example, choose Victorian couches for their contemporary minimalist living room or else. And you may still add some colorful bohemian features to spice it up.
Eclecticism, the term used for this school of eclectic style, let you mix several different styles into one cohesive and balanced style. If you find this eclectic style interesting, we’ve picked up some of the coolest eclectic living room ideas to inspire.
1. Modern-Classic Eclectic Living Room
Finding the right furniture for an eclectic styled living room is not so challenging. Mainly if you already have the basic style for the background of other styles.
For an example, here you have a contemporary living room idea, complete with its soft color and its modern wall decor. For the ‘soul’, you use furniture with classic lines.
Then you find the classic French couches and set of dining tables. Along with them is a modern glass coffee table as a cute bridge to the contemporary living room.
2. Texture Mixing for a Cool Eclectic Room
You might want you ask, “How do I start building this eclectic room?” As the general rule, the first step to do is on texture mixing.
You need to combine the available textures, whether they are the smooth, rough textures the in-between. You need to make a point of interest, and the mixing is part of your attempts to make it happen, mainly if you want to play safe with the more simple color tones.
As you can see here, the color play between the tufted couches and pillows is awesome. The white dining table and chairs in the corner add the charming eclectic color schemes.
3. Color Play to Add Point of Interest in the Room
Combination between textures is ok to inject the eclectic atmosphere in the room. But you also need to pay attention not to overuse a texture in your room.
Of course, you may use a texture several times in your eclectic room, but be sure that the texture still in line with the overall look of the room –be sure that it won’t overwhelm the other texture.
Here you find several texture and decor repeat themselves but still maintain a cohesive character, making the room snug and comfortable.
4. A Bohemian-Formal Living Room Style
So you want a casual and colorful living room, a living room comfortable enough to release the daily burden. But you also want it formal enough so that you don’t have trouble inviting your coworkers into the room.
For the purpose, try an eclectic Bohemian-formal living room style. As you’ve all known, the Bohemian style is full of laidback features. It also full of fluffy and flowing materials.
Here, the style is combined with the minimalist modern couches and table. And you can see the result: a snug formal eclectic living room.
5. Cozy Midcentury-Farmhouse Living Room
The other option of having an efficient cozy living room is by blending Midcentury and Farmhouse styles. Both of styles are known of its efficiency –they’re also aesthetically cool.
The Midcentury styles popped into existence around the 50s up to the early 70 brought with it some of the most iconic room designs and furniture.
The Farmhouse, precedes the Midcentury, offer rustic and comfortable living space. A mixing of the two styles resulting this stunning cozy living room.
6. Colorful Modern-Scandinavian Living Room
Images of eclectic room often give you impression that an eclectic room should full of stuff from several styles –resulting a hectic-looking living room.
But, to have room in eclectic style, you don’t have to do your room that way. With a simple mixing scheme, you also can have a charming room.
The key is to find the basic characters to each of the styles you want to mix. Here, the image of minimalist character of a Scandinavian style mix well with the colorful modern curtains.
7. Mid-century Eclectic Living Room
In filling up an eclectic room, you need to pay attention to this unwritten rule: if you have a collection of stuff to display, don’t overdo it. You don’t want the collection all displayed.
Just choose one or two of your favorite stuff to display. If you want the other things to get displayed, then rotate them –so each item has its own opportunity to enjoy your attention.
In this Midcentury living room, for example, you have a wicker basket as decor. In other time you probably want to swap it with other stuff. Just don’t display all your favorite items at once.
8. Industrial-Vintage Living Room
Since its beginning in the 70s, the industrial home designs has garnered lots of admirers. The simplistic and often raw styles is always looked up as cool and timeless for them.
An important benefit of an industrial living room is that it’s like a black canvas, where you can fill it up with any other of your favorite styles and still looks awesome.
This time your industrial living room is full of vintage stuff, from the old travel chest (serving as a working desk), industrial shelves, modern chairs, up to the stylish chic lamp fixture.
9. Eclectic Rustic French Farmhouse Living Room
When you still want something rustic and warm for your eclectic style living room, try to move to Southern French, where you can see some of the most charming French Farmhouse around.
Its beauty lies in the simplicity of its layout and its choices of material for the structures. The naked wood beams, raw wood floor, and shelves, look gorgeous in its natural states.
As the focal point you may add items for decor. This time you find it on the wall, with the rows of blue dishes on it.
10. Vintage Modern Tropical Living Room
Among the adjective often used in any home designs articles is vintage. Along with the term rustic and cottage, this term is one of the most used.
Vintage, in short, is term used to explain the visual and mental sensation you get from seeing something old but still retain its class and has timeless character in them.
As you can see from this modern vintage tropical living room, the vintage furniture and decor is so thick it let out all your sweet long hidden memories.
11. Modern Scandinavia-California Living Room
Now it’s for a Scandinavia-California eclectic living room idea. It’s practically a cold and hot setup. You have it cold with the Scandinavian style, and hot with the Californian touches.
Here you meet the design simplicity of Scandinavian style. But, if the Scandinavian often discharged decor or patterned materials, this living room (being influenced with Californian setup) gives you the opportunity to have some.
That’s the case when you see the pillows and rug. The modern Californian also gives you the iconic sling chairs as your reading chairs and the distressed leather paddings.
12. Green Minimalist-Tropical Living Room
Just like in your industrial living room, you also can fill your minimalist living room with almost any kind of furniture in it. A minimalist style is also versatile as the industrial style.
In arranging or filling the room, you just need to remember that you need to be consistent with your themes. Though you have an eclectic mind, that doesn’t mean that you may fill it as you wish.
Here you need to consider the cohesiveness and balance of all the features. In this example the overall theme is green, so you need to stick to it and you can see the result.
13. Small Eclectic Comfortable Living Room
A small room, to not look too hectic in an eclectic style, should adhere one simple tips: it should have a theme color which would contain all the theme in the room without overpowering them.
The color serves as the balancer for all the different styles in the room, so your room will still look cohesive and balanced.
This eclectic small living room use the natural white color as the main color, and it helps to unify all the different styles in the room.
14. Chic Coastal-Traditional Living Room
The things you want most from a beach house probably the sun, air, and the beach itself. So you, you want it with big windows and comfortable spot to enjoy the day.
This chic coastal house gives you all what those you need. It even gives you an added bonus in the awesome eclectic way the room is set.
The point of interest here is the antic coffee table. Its turquoise color injects the vibrant atmosphere into the living room.
15. A Colorful Eclectic Living Room Idea
Contemporary people love black color for their house. Some, like the Nordic style, use the color to spice up the bright and light room, the other simply paint their wall black all over.
Black, in good proportion, give you a contemporary and even futuristic ambience into the room. The color is often coupled with industrial or minimalist style.
But you also may use the color as background of several colorful furniture and decor, like this eclectic chic living room idea.
16. An Eclectic Modern-Classic Living Room
Another tip to make your eclectic style living room looks stunning is by making all in it balanced. As we’ve said before, an eclectic room need to be balanced and cohesive.
You need to pay attention to the overall balance, both in the symmetry or the scale of the stuff inside the room.
You also need to pay attention to the lines of your furniture and decor. Try to balance them, like the design lines of the chairs with the antique chest behind them
17. Eclectic Industrial Living Room
You don’t want to make a mistake that in an eclectic living room you can put anything on it and still looks impressive.
If you don’t pay attention and fill your room with any interior styles, then instead having a cool eclectic living room, you have a hectic room.
In this example, you find several styles, from the furniture up to the decor, go together. All the stuff look standout and seems to be able to fill each of their own positions in the room.
18. A Small Eclectic Cute Living Room
Whether you have a big or small or big rooms, an eclectic room’s still a better option –mainly if you want to get stuck to only one style (or of you want to have new different visual experience).
To get the best of the style, don’t be afraid to make experiments, including trying new styles. So that you can have the more impressive rooms.
Introducing contrasting colors of couches like the following example is only a fraction of you do with your eclectic living room. And the result is stunning.
19. Cozy Minimalist-Maximalist Living Room
The power of wall decor to transform your living room is awesome. It can turn a drab living room into a vibrant living area.
Yes, this old industrial living room will still be cool in its previous condition with its rugged wood beams and white-washed wall. But you still can make better with a simple trick.
You line the wall with some of your favorite drawings or wall arts. And you can see the room transform into a chic gallery at once.
20. Lovely 50s Vintage Eclectic Living Room
Being eclectic is like having all the favorite items thrown into one pool and still resulting a great show to your eyes.
But, to make it also visually enchanting to other’s eyes, you need to arrange them in more, again, balanced and cohesive ways.
You are not to let yourself limit the amount of the items displayed in the room, but you need to pay attention to the continuity of the overall theme in the room.
So, you need to pay attention to the similar lines or in the scaling of the items. That way, your living room still can retain its beauty, though in eclectic ways.
21. A Midcentury-Industrial-Shabby Chic Living Room
A benefit of having an eclectic mind is that you can relate any of different style items into one integrated theme, looks good, and yet each still can be distinctly seen as individual styles.
Here you have an industrial living room as the background. In it you find at least two styles in play. All of them still retains their characters.
For the couches and book shelves, it remind you to the old conservative style. While for the fluffy swing and string lights, you find the shabby chic touches here. The Midcentury coffee table completes the setup.
22. Green Industrial Modern Living Room
‘A Go green’ theme also is a popular option if you want to redo your living room with eclectic vibes. This living room might worth considering if you want to update your room that way.
The room is used to a minimalist modern living room. With an update, you transform it into a terribly living room in eclectic style.
Now green dominates the room, from the wall, carpeting, plants, up to the wall decor. To inject the modern contemporary atmosphere, are installed industrial lamps and the globe swing chair.
23. Rustic Modern-Victorian Living Room
Now we take a tour to England, where you’ll meet a gorgeous modern Victorian living room. As you’ve already know, the Victorian era offered timeless styles that are still breathtaking today.
This eclectic living room is an example of how you can have a Victorian house in the updated modern version. You still have the majestic air of the 19 century English, but in the more modern version.
The owner achieve the feat by blending the Victorian room (see the wallpaper and wall color) and modern tone of 50s style (the cozy reading chairs) and Nordic stuff (the lamp fixtures and the shelves next to the window).
24. Eclectic Vintage Living Room in Boho Style
The Boho style won’t disappoint you if what you’re looking for now is a comfortable living room to chat with friends.
The style also offer other distinct character, it’s always colorful theme.
This vintage early modern living room looks vibrant with color as it’s imbued with Boho or bohemian features. So, along with the clean lines of modern designs, you also have the vibrant colors of Boho.
On the wall are framed wall arts, under them are different colors of pillows, all are under modern reading lamps. They’re cute in their own ways.
25. Modern Edgy-Traditional Living Room
According to the Oxford online dictionary, informally, edgy means ‘at the forefront of a trend; experimental or avant-garde.’ In short, you have an edgy stuff if it looks too futuristic or to out-of-the normal way.
This living room is a normal modern classic living room in its own right. But you can play it into edgy territory with color schemes.
Set a bright pink coffee table and bright yellow art piece on the, and now you have an edgy living room. To bridge the bright colors, put similar colors on the pillow cases.
26. Rustic Shabby Chic-Contemporary Living Room
The never ending needs of having a leisure living pace making the shabby chic interior styles always in demand.
Shabby chic (or cottage) style won’t disappoint you when it’s time to give you warm and pleasant days.
In this living room scheme, you have a cottage living room coupled with most heart-warming shabby chic features.
The White wall and natural wood floor are just perfect for the fluffy and sweet stuff of the shabby chic furniture.
27. Organic-Modern Eclectic Living Room
For the last one, we go back to the organic living room, where you can enjoy the days comfortably close to the nature.
The small living room here looks inviting and pleasant with the combination of natural wood and white wall color. Along with it, you also find the natural potted indoor plants.
The 50s couch and old style cabinet blend well with the floor, giving nice transition to the wall. They add the cozy atmosphere of the living room
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That’s it, you’ve meet all the carefully chosen eclectic living room ideas here. We hope, after seeing those awesome designs, now you’re ready to decide which best cozy eclectic living room for your homes.
Whether it’ll be rustic or modern, it’s up to your liking, as the designs is the representation of your tastes. Lastly, have a good day.