More and more I’m seeing dining room furniture sets being broken up and replaced with an eclectic mix of styles and/or colors. The matchy-matchy concept first started to fall by the wayside with living room furniture some time ago. Remember the leather sofa, love seat, and chair that seemed to be common in most households? Not so much any more. Current dining rooms appear to be following this trend, and I can say I’m totally on board with the updated look.
My interpretation of eclectic is a curation of unexpected furnishings and decor that reflect a homeowner’s personal and unique style. For instance, this dining room with settee, metal chairs, and teak table would likely speak to someone with a modern country aesthetic. However, eclectic style is broad can be interpreted in many different forms.
When putting together a mix, it’s important to have at least one element that ties everything together so it doesn’t start to look garish. The linking factor of materials seen in this marble table with rustic wood base, upholstered reproduction chairs, and slipcovered stools is color.