Pick and Choose
Ethnic-eclectic can as easily be cluttered as it can be interesting -- much easier, in fact. To avoid the dreaded mess of a mixed-up room, choose a few styles and stick with them.
Three is a good number, often with one star and two supporting roles. If you're sticking with some of your current, major pieces (bed or couch or dining room table, for instance), be sure to keep those in mind, because you'll want to tie everything together. If a clean-lined, white, modern couch takes up a third of your room, your central ethnic style should work with that, since both will have strong presences in the space.
Which brings us to a cardinal rule in decorating: A room needs a focal point. In eclectic décor, this is especially true…