Today’s Monday home decor style is for the free-spirited, eclectic, constant traveler and carefree people! Today, i’ll teach you all about the Bohemian Home Style. Also known as, Boho Decor!
What exactly is considered Bohemian decor?
Overall, Boho or Bohemian is a decoration style that mirrors the life of people from the arts like actors, writers, travelers, photographers.
The key features for this style are:
Combination of cultures
You can find references of various cultures in the decor which reference the travel and nomadic life of bohemian style.
Warm and inviting vibes
That feeling is really present, wether it’s through a really bohemian colorful decor or with a more chic and neutral version with warm accent colors and mixed textures.
This is one of the first features that comes to my mind when talking about boho, in addition to a heavy emphasis on ethnic and vintage pieces.
Colorful or Earthy tones.
Though the boho decor has changed a lot throughout the years and you can find a more neutral palette with a more chic version of this style, there’s still people who enjoy the colorful version.
Thus, i would say that the palette choice comes down to the personal preferences for this decor style.
The lived feeling that everyone talks about is that feeling of a really curated home with vintage pieces that come from all over the globe.
What is curated? In other words, curated means that the decoration was chosen specifically according to your preferences so it speaks a lot more to you.
With that in mind and remembering a feature from vintage decor, those items add character. Because they have been around for quite some time, vintage pieces instantly add the lived feeling to the design.
In fact, you won’t get a lived feeling with new items. Consequently, on the boho decor, try to mix the new with the old in a balanced way.
Now, you must be asking yourself “Cool, now i know whats the feeling and look that bohemian decor style has however, how do i put this into an actual design?”
Let’s get ready and apply this to tangible elements!
Boho Style Elements
As i mentioned before, with boho you have two options.
For instance, you can either go all out, mixing textures, colors and patterns or you can go for the chic version and use a neutral color palette with earthy tones.
Either way, you can’t go wrong! Boho Decor is a really forgiving style, which lets you express your unique self without much restrictions.
Below you can find my option for a chic boho color palette, i like the more neutral tones, as you may have already caught on with my previous posts.
Play with textures and materials
For the boho look you’ll want to mix natural materials like wood, burlap, jute, sisal and wicker with silk, chenille and velvets.
The texture part can be achieved by adding decor items like baskets, macrame wall art or rugs with the materials mentioned above.
Hence, think about having fun! Mix and match the different materials and textures throughout the space. Other great item to add texture and a playful vibe are fringes! Fringes on pillows, throws, art, you name it!
Below i’ll link my favorite boho style pillows and throws, just in case you were looking for some options!
Layering rugs is a great way to add texture to the space. Since, you can play with the patterns and materials too.
Plus, you can save money. Rugs that can cover a whole space are very costly, whereas buying smaller ones and playing with the disposition.
I would recommend layering a vintage style rug with a jute rug for added texture.
Boho decor gives an airy and light feel.
Due to this, when searching for furniture, i recommend looking more into modern style in comparison to any other kind of furnitures.
So woods in light tones and furniture pieces that give the feeling of just touching the ground or not even touching it! Like rattan hanging chairs and vintage pieces with a retro reference.
Also, let’s not forget of puffs, ottomans and bean bag chairs!
This are the perfect pieces to really achieve the laid back, relaxed feeling boho vibes!
Some options of this low-seating pieces of furniture are:
To really bring together the wondering artists lifestyle that bohemian celebrates, you can mix and match decoration pieces from around the globe like:
- Moroccan lanterns
- Tribal prints
- Buddha statues
- Moroccan plates
- Travel mementos
I could go on but, i think you got the picture already lol
When it comes to wall art for the boho style you have quite a variety of options, the choice will depend on your preference. Check the different wall art you can use:
Gallery wall are awesome for the boho style, you can mix different frames and prints for a vintage look. Additionally, framing any prints or photos you may have, will give a more unique and personalised look to your design.
Are you the kind of gal that during travels or thrifts finds awesome tapestry along the way yet, don’t know where to put all your findings? Well, hang it on the wall, similarly to a painting!
In contrast with prints, tapestry adds lots of texture and it’s an unexpected decor piece.
Macrame wall hanging art
This are the easiest pieces for a boho look, you can even DIY them!
Here are some ideas so you can know what i’m talking about. I’m finding it kind off hard to find a way of describing macrame wall hanging art.
On the other hand, i heard that an image is worth a thousand words!
If you’re more on the artistic side and would love to try a DIY of this wall art i’ll leave this really cool project from Chelsea Sadler.
Greenery is a boho decor must!
Finally, a really important feature on the bohemian decor is the need to be always in touch with nature.
Adding lots of plants is a must in this style. Therefore, if you’re already a plant lady (cat lady/plant lady…yep, bad pun intended lol) you’re 50% ready for this decor!
You can use many different kinds of vases, baskets and planters to display the plants. One really characteristic way to display greenery in a boho decor is by hanging them with macrame hangers.
Undoubtedly, any decor style needs plants to give life to a space and also help revitalize the air! Plants are a go in any decor situation for me.
I think i might be a crazy plant lady!
Those are all my secrets and tips for nailing the boho decor in your home! What do you think about this style? Is it not for you?
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