Eclectic design is a mixture of styles, periods and unique elements in a space. The most effective eclectic design fuses the right balance of disparate elements into a cohesive design. When done well the interior will look memorable and follow a uniform style. 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 interior professionally designed. 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.