Bohemian decor is characterized by its love of natural textiles, natural elements, and color. Boho decor serves to bring nature indoors and highlights not only nature, but also fun and youthful spirit with pops of color.
How Can I Make My House Look More Boho?
Purposeful Mismatching- Boho style at its core is about collecting items as you go through life, and so matching sets are rarely a factor except in maybe a base bed set. Aside from that, pillows, blankets, artwork, accessories, etc are a hodge-podge of items that all fit the design scheme but are not part of the same set. You get bonus points in Boho for being eclectic and personal, so if that sounds good to you, Boho is the style for you.
Wall Hangings/Art- When it comes to bohemian wall decor, there’s so many options to add in personal style and flair. It’s common to see tapestries and macrame wall hangings in boho style, with those hangings sometimes being colored patterns and other times just a tan macrame. Wall art can be abstract with muted colors or bold ones if you’re leaning towards more modern, chic boho. Traditional Boho style tends to use older eclectic artwork that you may have bought at a remote shop in your travels.
Plants- Since Boho loves natural textures, it makes sense that it would love plants as well. Plants included in Boho decor are often flowing greens that pour out of a hanging basket, wheat stalks in a vase, or trees in a corner.
Blankets and Pillows- Blankets and pillows are a perfect opportunity to add in more of that eclectic boho vibe. They can be solid pops of color or patterned pieces. Since boho is about collection, an overabundance of blankets and pillows is actually encouraged! So pile up those pillows, throw those blankets on the backs of the sofas, and have fun.
Rugs- Rugs are yet another way to add in texture and pattern. Oftentimes in Boho decor, you’ll see rugs layered atop one another to add in more texture and color. Just be sure that the rugs are the same thickness; you don’t want to worry about tripping over uneven rugs.
Pattern- Patterns and stripes are popular in Bohemian decor. Aztec patterns in particular fit into a modern chic version of Boho, and so do rugs made of natural jute.
Rattan- Rattan is often used to make seating and larger furniture, and it’s one of the most popular materials for Boho style. It’s often spun to be clean and refreshing, but it maintains a natural feel just because of the material itself. Including it in your furniture, decor, and lighting is an easy way to get a Boho vibe.
What Colors Work With Boho Decor?
In modern, chic boho, the base colors of a room are often tans and creams. Just about any color is used as the accents, and there’s no limit to the number of colors you can use in one room. The same applies to older Bohemian decor, except that it often goes bold with wall colors as well. With boho, it’s not so much about which colors are acceptable--it’s more about how you use them.
Is Boho Decor Going Out Of Style?
Boho is actually on the rise right now as a response to other popular styles that work mainly in neutral color palettes. Boho can also work in a neutral, subdued color palette, but its emphasis on natural materials and fun pops of color make it a timeless style that’s bound to stick around for a while.
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