Bohemian style or boho style decorating style embodies an eclectic mix of colors, textures, and patterns. This aesthetic bends traditional rules to create a personalized look – suitable for those who want an exotic home, full of cultural elements and interesting adornments.
Boho is mostly inspired by the belief that creativity is more valuable than money. If you want to overturn beauty standards by tossing out the rules and embracing the unconventional, try out these simple steps to adapt this style into your house.
1. Earthy tone for the base color
Basically, there are no rules when it comes to bohemian decorating, warm earthy colors are common as well as metallic and jewel tones. However, to create a solid foundation, start with a simple base color for your room. Warm and earthy palettes are good to go. Besides, opting for a neutral base allows you to pile up expressive color and patterns for the perfect match without being overbearing and loud.
Think of browns, green, gray or beige and white for your base, then you can accessorize it with saturated purple, fiery orange, and electric blue. Remember that combining and layering are essential steps to make your own unique bohemian room.
2. A diverse use of texture and pattern
Feel free to try any unconventional mix and match of patterns and textures that you already have. Unlike minimalism, Bohemian style embraces the “more is more” theory so layering is a must. Using contrary patterned rugs, colorful cushions and throw pillows will add a decadent note to the area. Natural, basic materials like burlap and sisal can go well with silk and chenille. While fringe, crochet, and macramé abound pillows, curtains, and throw-rugs together make a warm and cozy hangout. Also, note that the materials should have an ideally worn look – not damaged, but not shiny and new either.
Choose a down-to-earth color palette which you can keep coming back to as well as keep them present with all of your embellishments – especially those darker, more luxurious colors like burgundy, emerald green, or a deep purple.
3. Vintage furniture
Furniture should look like they have lived a life before arriving at your home as this is the charm of boho style. These types of decor tend to be rare and hard to find so be ready for second-hand or vintage shopping in town. Don’t rush, just enjoy your time exploring at those stores and you will have your favorite furniture collected over time. If you like them, they will fit right in.
There are multiple ways to build a beautiful and calm lighting system which would embellish the bohemian elements in your house. Instead of overhead fixtures, decorating with multiple candles, floor and table lamps will add depth into your room just like layering. With a variety of shapes and styles of lighting decor available on markets, you will find the perfect ones for any mix-and-match look.
Embrace nature by bringing your room to life with ferns, plants and handmade items. Not only do they bring texture and vibrancy to the room, but they also purify the air as well as uplift your spirit at home. Accessories should be personal and unique so look out for any souvenir that you got or even get them online from other nations around the world: african basket, traditional silk, vintage bottle, old maps … you name it. Don’t be afraid to try metallic and mirror decor too, they will add a focal point to your room along with an everyday life glamour.
You can find all these items at charity shops and thrift stores but if you are looking for good quality, handmade with delicate design and color ones, esty shops and amazon are not bad choices either. Check out Chicnchill’s basket wall collections for some different and tactile accessories. You can always mix them up and add some texture and sculptural elements to your Bohemian style home.