ec·lec·tic/iˈklektik/ Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
This style blends and creates harmony between different styles. This is not a mishmash of furniture’s or accessory’s but a common theme which ties everything seamlessly — color, pattern, texture, and composition together. Mixing one style with another softens the harshness of the one or the other. At the same time, an eclectic designer has to think outside the box to combine furniture and accessories from different design styles, different textures, items made from different materials and maybe even belonging to different time periods. Eclectic design is the easiest style to update, you can always replace items in your home as you find new items you love as long as you understand what goes with what.
The biggest advantage of this style is the mix of old and new, found items and hand-down items, personal favorites and family treasures. With these items, now you can create the room that reflects your interests, hobbies and collectibles accumulated all through your life. That doesn’t mean you can display anything you like, but they have to work together – that complements each other, adds depth and beauty to your home. This style therefore requires a great deal of attention to the common theme in order to achieve harmony, rather than clutter. An eclectic design can easily turn into a room that looks like a yard-sale. Key is to keep an eye for the interior design principles.
With all this said, this is most preferred design style that is often featured in upscale homes and design magazines because it is one of the most eye catching design!