Modern Eclectic Living Room Design Ideas

The living room is the heart of your home and it’s where your creative design ideas can really be applied and put to the test. There’s no reason to limit yourself with particular style guidelines. It’s perfectly fine for a living room to be eclectic as long as there’s a sense of style that brings it together.

Eclectic furniture design

It’s also important to note that you don’t have to redo the living room from the ground up. It’s perfectly fine to add layers to it and fit new pieces of furniture and décor with the old ones gradually.

Simple wall color

Eclectic furniture with color

There are a lot of ways to add color and, with them, interest to your living room. Wall color shouldn’t be one of them. Bland and simple wall colors allow your furniture to pop and make it easier to mix and match, especially if it’s in bold colors. It’s useful to at least have some idea about the furniture you plan to use when choosing the wall paint.

This option also makes it easier to spruce your walls up or add an accent wall that will be painted in a more striking color and used for hanging ornaments or paintings, later on.

Different furniture styles


Many hesitate to mix and match different furniture styles because they will look out of place and strange. It’s a real possibility that it could happen, but if your room has a focal point around which you arrange the furniture, different styles blend together.

It’s not enough to mix different aesthetic and shapes – go bold and try to do the same with time periods, materials being used and colors of your furniture. The only way to be sure something doesn’t fit is to try it.


Fascination 3 Light Slken Drum Pendant by Uttermost


Fascination 3 Light Silken Drum Pendant
Fascination 3 Light Silken Drum Pendant

For the living room to be cozy, it needs to well-lit so that it can accommodate different ways it can be used. It needs to be bright enough so that you can read in it and entertain guests, but it also needs to be dimmed for lazy family afternoons.

The best way to accomplish this is to add accent lights to a few key sports around the room. You’ll also need to install a light switch that allows you to turn on these lights individually or all at once depending on what kind of lights you need.



There’s no need to be bland when it comes to textures. They too can be matched even if they are wildly different from each other. The only rule you need to follow in regards to this is that you want your room to be comfortable at all times, everything else goes if you’re able to pull it off.

Make sure that at least some of the textures you use are traditional and vintage. They will offset modern furniture and especially modern technology that’s almost always a part of the room at least a bit.

Statement pieces

eclectic statement

Statement pieces are furniture and decorative pieces that are there to draw attention to themselves. They can also be functional but in the end, they don’t have to be since their main role should be to add a dramatic touch to your living room. There’s no rule as to what this piece should be since it needs to reflect your style.

The only rule to follow is that these pieces should be rare because that’s the only way for them to be effective. Too many of such pieces in one room would be too loud and disorganized.

Have fun

Have fun

In the end, decorating a room is a creative process and you should have fun with it. Try things out and experiment with different aesthetics until you find what you’re looking for. That’s the only way to find and cultivate your style. The downside of this approach is that some of your pieces won’t work, but that’s the price you’ll have to pay.

Make sure that you follow your instinct and that you stick to the budget that was set up at the start of the redesign process.

The living room is the central room of the home and it should be designed with a bit more style and panache than other rooms. You can go bold and eclectic in your style as long as you have a theme that brings the room together.


Diana Smith is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in alternative medicine and the latest DIY projects. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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