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Most people see the word “eclectic” and equate it to “Do what you want, there are no rules.” But even though you are throwing together pieces as they suit you, there are some rules that should still be followed for a seamless eclectic look.

Here are some of our best tips for decorating your bedroom in the eclectic style.

1. Look For Mix and Match Deals on Bedroom Sets

The most important pieces of your room are those that you use every day–the bed, dresser, and nightstands. That doesn’t mean they all have to match. In fact, many online furniture stores will give you options to mix things up within the same brand for a unique bedroom set.

2. You Can Start Adding Splashes of Color Right Away

Have a color theme in mind? You don’t have to wait for the perfect bedroom furniture to start moving to the eclectic style. Keep an eye out for bold pieces that reflect your personality and interests. The brighter the colors the better, but don’t get anything that clashes too harshly.

3. Don’t Feel Like You Have to Buy It All at Once

While bedroom sets are great deals, sometimes it’s better to buy your furniture piece by piece. For some it is a matter of budget, but for others it is simply a matter of waiting for the right piece to come along. If you browse the best online furniture stores and still can’t find what you’re looking for, go ahead and get the pieces you already love.

4. Use an Asymmetrical Layout When Designing Your Room

While you’re waiting to gather more bedroom furniture and décor for your room, add another eclectic touch by choosing an asymmetrical layout. Throw the area rug a bit off kilter from the bed. Avoid placing furniture in the center of an open wall, such as the bed. Instead, move them just a few inches to either side. Play around with other eclectic touches to start putting your personal stamp on your bedroom.

5. Use a Mix of Contemporary and Vintage

One of the best things about decorating in the eclectic style is incorporating unique vintage pieces. These can be wall art, lamps and other table art, or other home décor items. The best place to find vintage pieces is in thrift stores, antique malls, and bizarres. If you have the perfect piece in mind and don’t want to wait to find it, online furniture stores may have a replica similar to what you are looking for.

6. Make Use of Wall Coverings

Wallpaper is no longer the boring or floral affair of our grandparents’ homes. You can now get wallpapers in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors. Give your room an extremely eclectic flair without sacrificing your need for matching bedroom sets. You can buy solid color bedroom sets for less in your favorite shade, then offset them with wall coverings that have texture and/or bold patterns.

If you aren’t able to change the walls, you can still add texture and color with tapestries and other wall art. You can usually find such things in the same online store in which you purchase your bedroom sets.