How to Make an Eclectic Bedroom Feel Cool, Creative, and Calm

Mary Costa; Design: Black Lacquer Designs

Mary Costa; Design: Black Lacquer Designs

It's easy to mistake an eclectic bedroom design for an inability to commit to one style, but when executed well, an eclectic space can feel cohesive. While the aesthetic involves mixing styles, colors, and patterns, it's important to ensure that at least one element ties your bedroom together. Whether it's a neutral wall, a central art piece, or a bold color incorporated throughout the room, this style is perfect for those who love to experiment with maximalist décor. Creating an eclectic room allows you to show off your personality and get creative.

This style can be as simple as playing with vibrant colors, adding mix-matched throw pillows with a bold comforter, or juxtaposing a variety of styles together to suit your one-of-a-kind eye. While there aren't many rules to this unique decorating method, there are a few different ways to approach the eclectic design to get started.

Ahead, get inspired by eclectic bedroom ideas from interior designers that have mastered the art of bringing personality to each space.

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Try Out a Bold Wallpaper

MARY COSTA DESIGN: BLACK LACQUER

Mary Costa; Design: Black Lacquer Designs

This maximalist, modern bedroom features bold wallpaper that mimics an expansive canvas. Although the loud wall décor varies from the rest of the clean space, hues of a light pastel pink found throughout the eclectic room bring it all together. A deep purple throw blanket across the bed brings a deep contrast to the colorful design.

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Play With Prints

Ashley Montgomery Design

Ashley Montgomery Design

Multiple patterns, colors, prints, and textures overlap in this room, while a neutral backdrop keeps the space looking cohesive. Patterned pillows contrast with a traditional rug while a soft landscape photograph hangs above the bed. Additional design styles, including antique nightstands and gold-finished table lamps, add to the collected vibe.

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Hang Daring Artwork

ERON RAUCH DESIGN: BLACK LACQUER

Eron Rauch; Design: Black Lacquer Designs

Nothing turns a traditional bedroom into an interesting and striking eclectic space faster than a bold piece of artwork. A colorful pop art piece combined with traditional or modern furnishings can completely transform a space. In this bedroom, it's styled with bright nightstands and modern wall sconces to blend various styles.

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Use Contrasting Patterns

Studio DB

Studio DB

This eclectic blue room is defined by its mismatched patterns. A deep blue–and-white wallpaper draws attention upward, while a muted cream-colored rug anchors the room. Although it's subtle, the light blue comforter also features a patterned design. As varied as these prints are, complementary shades of blue and off-white create a cohesive look.

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Juxtapose the Old with the New

Becca Interiors

Becca Interiors

A key element of eclectic design is bringing modern and vintage items together. This stark white bedroom features an antique-inspired poster bedframe alongside more modern décor like a simple picture frame and copper vase for fresh flowers. Displayed art and books also add to the mix-matched feel of the space, yet white elements contribute to a cohesive feel.

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Start Small

Ashley Montgomery Design

Ashley Montgomery Design

Creating a space that shows off your personality and feels carefully curated doesn't mean you have to go all-in at once. Start small with pieces that connect to your style, then play with color and patterns along the way. This space looks clean and modern, but a boldly-patterned rug and chic artwork give the room a dose of charisma.

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Allow Décor to Speak for Itself

Ann Living

Ann Living

An eclectic space doesn't necessarily have to be bursting with colors. This artsy bedroom is minimalist in color, but layered patterns framed along the wall over a mural make the room feel decidedly eclectic. Inviting but elegant, its combination of textures from the curtain wall to the soft, upholstered bed brings depth and personality to the space.

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Use Paint to Create Interest

MARY COSTA DESIGN: BLACK LACQUER

Mary Costa; Design: Black Lacquer

An eclectic design is full of unexpected elements. Make your room stand out by painting the walls and the ceiling in different colors. In this space, peach-colored walls contrast with white molding and a bold, black ceiling. It draws the eye upward—as does the wall hanging just beneath the ceiling—while textured, patterned pillows adorn the bed.

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Embrace the Dark

Katie Martinez Design

Katie Martinez Design

Don't be afraid to go bold. If you've been looking for a sign to finally paint your bedroom black, let this be it—just be sure to incorporate brighter colors in your décor to balance it out. Styled with a custom patterned wood headboard, plush throw pillows, lively houseplants, and a fur rug, this black bedroom is bursting with personality without feeling gloomy (and don't forget the tufted leather pouf).

Dark colors are especially effective in rooms that don't receive much natural light, which helps the design feel committed to the space it's styled in.

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Think Outside the Box

Ashley Montgomery Design

Ashley Montgomery Design

This room combines multiple styles from rustic to eclectic vintage, as darker accents work to connect the various pieces. In addition to the mashup of objects, the way they're displayed is worth noting. This space is proof that art doesn't have to be traditional to have an effect: In fact, displaying unconventional items on the wall is an unexpected way to break the rules with your styling choices.

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Get Creative With Color

Erin Williamson Design

Erin Williamson Design

For a unique style to complement eclectic décor, add a pop of color in unexpected places. This bedroom is filled with warmth and earthy vibes thanks to its forest green ceiling, which hangs above a traditional area rug and abstract wall art. Paired with natural elements like its midcentury modern bed frame, nightstand, and footer bench, this room is undeniably inviting with a fresh feeling.

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Be Unapologetically Bold

Katie Martinez Design

Katie Martinez Design

Get creative with your style by incorporating elements of your personality into your bedroom. This space plays on its dark, earthy, and masculine tones with more feminine floral designs on the bed. Mixed patterns between the duvet and throw blanket make it feel dynamic while adding visual interest to a sleek background.

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Display Found Objects

Ashley Montgomery Design

Ashley Montgomery Design

You never know what treasure troves are waiting to be discovered in local stores or online outlets. Scavenging through thrift stores and vintage shops is a great way to find one-of-a-kind pieces to show off in your bedroom, like these woven bowls styled on the wall to draw the eye directly to the focal point. Pair pieces from different eras to create a truly eclectic look that's full of unique style.

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Use Architecture to Your Advantage

Becca Interiors

Becca Interiors

If you're lucky enough to have exposed brick walls or other unique architectural details in your bedroom, play up the room's natural style by contrasting light wall colors with darker elements. By using bright décor in the bedding, side table, and picture frame, this space feels cohesive and airy while introducing character. Modern wall sconces and varying patterns on the bed add a flair of boldness while the walls keep the overall feeling soft and inviting.

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Blend Unique Elements

Brexton Cole Interiors

Brexton Cole Interiors

A truly eclectic design incorporates a variety of unique elements. This Parisian-inspired bedroom combines an elegant upholstered headboard with artsy black lamps, a fur throw, and a patterned fur rug. Neutral colors are contrasted by metallic accents from the headboard's antique brass frame to the matching legs on the footboard, all while a classic white duvet serves as a plush focal point with tufted textures.

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Maximize Texture

Erin Williamson Design

Erin Williamson Design

Texture plays a part in any style, but especially when working with eclectic elements. This bedroom uses textured wallpaper to contrast a modern bed frame, styled with bright colors on the bedding and in the accent chair. An oversized traditional rug and brushed metal pendant sconce tie the design together.

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Make a Vibrant Statement

Dazey Den

Dazey Den

Eclectic design is all about showcasing your personality in style, and this bedroom has mastered the art. With a vibrant mural as bright as the sun, it carries the yellow statement color throughout the room in a cohesive range. Midcentury modern nightstands and wall shelves set the stage for a mix of design styles, while various colors of a similar palette bring depth to the room.

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Choose Your Accents

YAEL WEISS

Yael Weiss

Accent colors are everything in this bedroom, which uses a soft ivory background to set the stage for its deep blue hues. The statement shade is carried across the room on the bedding, while dark pops of orange bring depth to the design. A repurposed wood stump serves as a playful side table for the bedroom's seating while adding a unique flair to its style.

If you're going bold with two-toned wall paint, take it a step further by painting your door and window trim to keep the design cohesive.

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Show Your Style

Erin Williamson Design

Erin Williamson Design

This soft, inviting bedroom gets a burst of color with a yellow throw blanket over its bright white bedding. A modern metallic canopy bed is styled with global décor to keep the design dynamic. Minimal accents around the room, like its vintage plant stand, modern table lamp, and boldly-patterned rug tie a variety of styles together with a clean finish.

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Be Elegantly-Maximal

Rikki Snyder

Rikki Snyder

For an elegant personality that still brings out eclectic design methods, start with the wallpaper. This bedroom uses a soft pattern on its walls to accent its bold bed frame, which highlights a midcentury modern style among more classic décor. A variety of patterns in the bedding and throw pillows create a mix-matched vibe perfect for the theme.

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