Eclectic design is a mixture of styles, periods and sometimes unique elements in a space. The most effective eclectic design incorporates the right balance of disparate elements in a cohesive way. When done well the interior will look phenomenal and memorable, following a seemingly uniform style. On the other hand if too many items from different styles are put together without a thorough understanding of proportion, scale, color and balance, the space will feel more like a collector’s showcase of items instead of an effective, harmonious design. Today eclectic interior design often connotes a modern, clean style mixed with vintage elements. Here are some examples of an effective eclectic mix of design elements.