Eclectic style encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish. Here's how it breaks down:
Colors: The palette can vary, but neutrals help tie all the elements together. In the red and gold room pictured, creams and browns are used to ground the palette so the great design isn't lost among the many hues.
Furniture: Lines, finishes and materials of the pieces in a room are tied together with paint, fabric or a more refined or roughed-up finish.
Fabrics: An eclectic look is partly defined by the multitude of fabrics, whether they be patterned, textured or both.
Finishes: A combination of finishes and textures sets an eclectic look apart from the rest.