A Guide to Achieving an Eclectic Interior Design Style

On one end of the interior design spectrum, minimalism combines subdued colours, clean lines, and minimal furnishings to create a clean and organised look popular among homeowners in Singapore.

On the other end of the spectrum is eclectic design: a blend of disparate styles, textures, and colours that screams your unique personality and interests while still looking coherent and attractive. Striking this balance between contrast and cohesiveness is no simple task—that's why we have compiled a few straightforward ways for you to achieve an eclectic interior design style. Read on to learn more. 

What Is the Eclectic Interior Design Style?

Eclectic interior design is all about experimentation and freedom of expression. It mixes elements of multiple design styles into a single space; for example, you can have a bedroom with both a modern bed and a vintage night table—the possibilities are endless.

As such, it is the perfect style for those who want a space that reflects their personality and preferences.

Start With a Simple Backdrop

Before anything else, opt for a simple, neutral background. Doing so allows you to integrate all the colours, textures, and furnishings later on in a cohesive manner, as an elaborate backdrop may cause the space to be overwhelming and uncomfortably chaotic. 

Experiment With Patterns

If you want to add a touch of whimsy to your home, try playing around with different combinations of patterns. For example, you can pair simple geometric patterns with complicated brocade patterns for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

These patterns can appear anywhere, from textiles to floor tiles. 

Mix and Match Furniture Styles

Mismatched furnishings, in terms of colours and shapes, are common in eclectic interiors. You can also experiment with furniture designs across different eras; a vintage coffee table might pair well with a sleek, contemporary sofa.


Contrasting colours and textures add warmth, dimension, and character to your eclectic home.

Contrasts are great because they ensure that the space creates visual interest. Hence, be open when playing around with your furniture pieces: you can pair smooth textures with rough ones (such as marble surfaces beside wood grains) or combine the soft with the hard (such as velvet sofas with industrial track lighting fixtures).

Gallery Wall

Hang a wide variety of photo frames and art pieces on the wall to add character and personality to your home. We recommend mixing different frame styles and sizes for a fun, eclectic aesthetic. 

Statement Pieces

Statement pieces draw the eye and make a space pop. They can come in simple items like a quirky light stand or something more elaborate, such as a chandelier or sculpture.

That said, be careful not to incorporate too many statement pieces—too many items fighting for attention often lead to visual fatigue.


Eclectic does not mean cluttered or messy. Keeping things clean and organised ensures that your items and accessories capture attention without getting lost in the decor.


To the untrained eye, eclectic interior design appears haphazard and random. In reality, however, it requires careful planning and attention to detail. As such, you may benefit from engaging interior designers for professional guidance and assistance to achieve this look.

If you’re interested in engaging interior design services in Singapore, reach out to us at Flo Design. Our team of experts have extensive experience working on landed, condo, and BTO interior design projects and is sure to help you create a dream home.

We look forward to designing a home that reflects who you are and that you can be proud of. Feel free to get in touch with us for a home like no other.