The boho chic decor style is for those who want to see their home full of life, culture and interesting items for the whole world. This aesthetic contradicts modern sensibilities and encompasses the carefree, relaxed and unusual. This style is inspired by people who choose to live the bohemian life like constant travelers, actors, and writers. How do you bring that vibe into your home?
Colors and patterns
There are no rules for color schemes, but warm earth tones are common, as are metallics and jewel tones. You should think of deep browns, greens, and grays for basic colors and then equip with saturated purple, fiery orange, and electric blue. If you’re not a fan of this colorful craze, you can go for neutral and earthy tones instead.
Bright colors and lots of patterns like flowers and paisleys mixed with ethnic patterns like tribal prints and geometric patterns are a hallmark of the boho-chic style. So don’t be afraid to use dyed textiles and patterns from around the world, put covers on furniture and hang tapestries and carpets on the walls in addition to your photos and works of art.
Texture and surfaces
The hippie influence of the 1960s and 1970s on the boho-chic style resulted in an abundance of accessories using natural or raw materials such as hemp, sisal, wood and rattan. Think of a woven wall decoration, coat hangers made from macrame plants, a sisal rug, a leather ottoman or a decorative ladder. While natural textures are key, don’t let that stop you from throwing a metal buddha or metal floor lamp in if you wish.
Bohemian furniture is usually not available in a store. These rooms are usually filled with furniture that has been collected over time, so used and vintage items are right here. Every piece of furniture should be something special and tell a story. But rather than American primitive pieces or rustic flea market finds, this style focuses more on mid-century modern pieces as well as anything reminiscent of the free spirit hippie culture of the 1960s and 1970s.
The final tip is to keep it casual. Boho chic spaces aren’t fussy or formal, so forget about all kinds of formal elements. Think of floor cushions and stools. Piles of pillows or a comfortable rug; and spaces that encourage conversation, reading, and listening to music or games instead of watching television or hosting formal dinner parties. Let yourself be inspired and create your own boho-chic oasis!