Real Homes, Real Style: Three Wildly Different Ways to Do "Eclectic"

Real Homes, Real Style: Three Wildly Different Ways to Do "Eclectic"

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Taryn Williford
May 1, 2016
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

The dictionary definition of eclectic is something that "derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." It should be no big surprise, then, that eclectic homes can come in an endless array of different vibes.

Here, we highlight three of our favorites, as spotted in our Apartment Therapy house tour archive. Each one does eclectic in its own way – rustic and global, bright and soft, or modern and masculine – but they all manage to capture the cool, effortlessly worn-in atmosphere that comes with buying and decorating with all of the things you love.

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Rustic and Worldly Eclectic

Highlights natural materials and motifs inspired by international travel.

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

(Image credit: Cathy Pyle)

Bright and Soft Eclectic

Marked by clean white walls and soft, feminine touches.

(Image credit: Cathy Pyle)
(Image credit: Cathy Pyle)

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Masculine and Modern Eclectic

Mixing bright colors and bold pattern with rugged construction.

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell)

Are you a fan of an eclectic look at home? Which is most like your style?

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