The Bohemian style of home decor has become one of the most popular decor trends in recent years. Bohemianism dates back to the 1800s and encompasses an artistic, free-flowing, unconventional lifestyle. Much of this has to do with our love for organic, natural living, and an attraction to vintage eras and vintage decor. We have compiled 10 ways to turn your space into an absolute Boho Dream for the free spirit.
1. Let Nature In
Giving plants a home inside of your space can generate growth for both you and your plant friend while allowing you to have organic pieces within your space. Plants help to filter air and add oxygen and can help to boost your mood, productivity, and creativity. They can help to minimize stress and add life to any space. Some of the best indoor plants include Spider plants, Devils Ivy, Peace Lilies, String of Pearls, and Zanzibar Gems.
2. Stick to a Monochromatic Color Scheme
Utilizing monochromatic colors (containing or using one color) within the space can help to brighten the items in your home that are meant to pop, say a forest green chair, or gold wall mirror. Bohemian decor is not meant to scream at you, but rather whisper and make a calming impact. Cool blues or taupes and whites can feel very bohemian when mixed with natural textures and colors.
3. Floral Prints! Floral Prints! Floral Prints!
Floral prints can be beautiful, elegant, and can make any feature stand out. Floral prints can be the perfect way to add texture and depth without having to utilize many different textures and colors. Intertwined with neutral, solid colors a floral print can help to make a statement within the space. It also adds to the natural, organic vibe that is necessary for a Bohemian space. Add a floral table cloth to your kitchen nook, floral wall art, or pillows throughout your living space.
4. Rattan Basket Chairs
Rattan Furniture is becoming a very popular decor trend and the Rattan Basket chair is the most sought after bohemian furniture. They are stylish, intricately made, and add a playful feeling to the entire room. They are an entertaining piece for any room and are the perfect accent furniture. They are available as rocking chairs and swings and are found in many different shapes and sizes.
5. Repurpose Vintage Furniture That You Thrifted
Repurposing old furniture can be a fun, time-consuming activity that can bring life to any vintage furniture piece. Repurposing furniture can give it the facelift that it needs and help to make the piece stand out and look like new. You could antique a piece, alter the colors to match your color scheme, or sand it down and glaze over the natural wood. This allows you to add some self-expression and creativity within your furniture pieces and make it sure to be a piece you will want to keep in your home for a long time coming.
6. Macrame Wall Hangings and Tapestries
Macrame wall hangings and tapestries are a great way to add texture and depth to your wall space. They can be used as an accent piece or to create an entire feature wall. Macrame wall hangings and tapestries can be made of many different materials and fibers that can help to accentuate an organic, natural feeling throughout the space. There are many artists on Instagram and Etsy that create beautiful pieces, search Macrame, Wall Hangings, or Textile Art and fall in love with these intricate works of art!
7. Incorporate A Ton Of Texture!
Textured pieces are very important aspects of the Bohemian aesthetic. Lots of throws, rugs, and pillows of different textures can help to add playful pieces to the space. Hih textured pieces pair nicely with sleek, natural woods and monochromatic schemes. The textures should resemble different organic matter such as feathers, fibers, flowers, or grasses. You can also add texture through wall art (see wall hangings and tapestries) baskets, planters, wood pieces, floral arrangments, and bedding.
8. Not Your Grandmothers Wall Paper
Wallpaper is coming back into home fashions, making powerful statements throughout the home, and the best thing is, you can find wallpapers that do not remind you of sleeping in your Grandmother’s guest room! Wallpaper has become a fun way to accent a space and can be found in all kinds of different patterns and murals. Wallpapers that exude bohemian vibes are decorated with floral and plant prints, natural textures, and cool, monochromatic tones. They can be used throughout a room to add a more dramatic feel to the room or as an accent wall which will help to brighten the rest of the space.
9. A Versatile Mix of Lighting
Lighting is essential to the bohemian home. Lighting can help to make or break a room, for the bohemian space, I recommend using warm lighting in all various forms. Use warm string lights above a bed to add a natural, warm night light or incorporate fairy lights into mason jars to accentuate an organic, outdoorsy feel throughout the space. Pendant lights throughout a kitchen or bathroom can lighten the mood and create a beautiful, relaxing ambiance throughout the space.
10. Low-Level Seating
The Bohemian aesthetic is all about lounging and relaxing. Low bedding, ottomans, floor pillows, and leather poufs all help to create the bohemian space you are looking for! Utilize floor pillows and low ottomans throughout your living room space. Low beds on wooden bases make for the perfect bohemian bedroom. Leather poufs add versatile seating options throughout the space that are comfortable and relaxing. Low-level seating will keep you and your guest comfortable and relaxed in your space.
The bohemian aesthetic embraces organic, natural textures, a earthy vibe, and comfortable, plush furniture that is sure to make everyone feel right at home. It embraces easy-going vibes, and an artistic, free-flowing lifestyle. When searching for pieces to help make your bohemian dream come true, be sure to check out local thrift and vintage shops and Etsy for one of a kind finds! The key tip to creating a bohemian dream space is to not try too hard, utilize everything at your disposal, and have fun with it!
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Originally from Denver Colorado, Chloe is 27 and now living in Asheville, North Carolina with her Son. Chloe loves everything Fashion, Style, and Design. Everything from clothing to home decor!