If you want to get the eclectic collector look, I have a shortcut for you: invest in textiles and rugs.
I'm continually impressed by the artistry that goes into making textiles and rugs around the world (and find myself wanting to buy said things). The handiwork in these items adds character and depth to homes.
Different textiles and rugs, such otomi and Beni Ourain, respectively, have been popular in recent years. Here, you'll find a Boucherouite rug (Image 2), kantha quilt (Image 5), wax print upholstery (Image 6), ikat bedding (Image 10), and more.
MORE TEXTILES ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
(Images: 1. Marianne Nouguez for Design*Sponge 2. Anne Millet for Lab. 3. Kishani Perera 4. Mary's Singular Live/Work Studio 5. The Family Love Tree 6. Anthropologie 7. Stacey's Sweet Small Space 8. Justina Blakeney 9. Amber Interiors 10. Lonny)