An ongoing trend that has longevity for sure, our bohemian decor ideas will last well and the best part is that they can be used in every room in your home, from the living room to the nursery.
So where does this perennial home décor trend come from? It is said to have originated from a counterculture that began in the late 18th century after the French Revolution, a “bohemian” culture started by artists and has since been combined with styles from the late 1960s and early 1970s – a “hippie” style for that to speak.
There is limitless appeal to boho design, a feeling of freedom to embrace many patterns and colors to create an interior that brings pure joy, perhaps because at its core, every detail has been chosen because they are loved, and this ensures that Bohemian design is individualistic, says Stefan Ormenesan, Creative Director at MindTheGap. very (Opens in a new tab).
It translates well at home with natural materials, warm shades – some rich patterns – and retro and is for those who like to be a free spirited. The boho style is laid-back with some intricate details and most of all fun.
1. Embrace all beautiful textures
One of our favorite boho décor ideas is to use rattan to the fullest! Pendant lamps (complete with soft accent pieces), a round mirror and don’t forget these curved side tables. You can even have picture frames and vases (for dried flowers) that can sit at your nightly tables.
Second to that layer, then layer again in your stylish bedroom ideas. This look is all about textures and mixing them together, and have at least two blankets on your bed—with tassels.
2. The old bohemian style is back
The boho style that’s making a comeback is Bloomsbury’s look, and it’s worth checking out if you’d prefer a richer, more graphic color palette.
Formed in 1905 by artist Vanessa Bell and her sister Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury Group was a group of Bohemian artists who lived and worked in Bloomsbury, London.
Their style was very ornate and full of colour, the walls were hand painted and so was the furniture – including doors and cupboards. If the current boho look is a bit too cute for you, consider this one, it’s full of charm with more extensive wall color combinations.
3. Embrace the finest handcrafted details
If you love a little crafting this boho decor idea is for you! Macramé is a key aspect of this charming look, so head out to your local craft store and invest in some bohemian-colored yarn and learn how to make macrame masterpieces with an easy to use method.
Big or small, macrame wall hanging looks great and can be as simple or intricate as you like. Plant hangers are another option as are small candle holders.
4. Boho decor with a modern touch
Longevity trends like boho style naturally evolve, and this stunning living room idea from Lindye Galloway shows you how to make it work.
The furniture is more elegant and refined with a nod to the Scandi living room style, but you can still see the basic elements – woven fringe pillows and fringed throws for example. This wall decor idea follows those decorative lines and adds another aspect, but the overall look is clean and modern.
5. Choose a background from the boho color palette
Wallpaper is a good idea for home decor, make sure you choose the design that suits the color palette like Ditto Glimmer (Opens in a new tab) Design by MissPrint. It blends well with the tone of the rattan chair and wood floor, and it’s these simple details that make the schemes work.
6. Boho style rug can transform space
If you want to dip your toes in the trend without breaking the bank, one way to do so is to add a major home décor such as a patterned rug. Choose a design that has a fluffy pile with a smooth edge under the foot.
A subtle pattern like the rug above will give you a great starting point. For a similar try, try the Amouage Cream Rug from Carpetright (Opens in a new tab)Or the Beige Wayfair Nola Geometric Rug (Opens in a new tab).
7. Choose boho shelves for your living room
Display all your boho style decorations on a shelving unit like folding reed shelves (Opens in a new tab) from Dunlam It consists of three foldable layers and is made of 100% natural rattan. It’s a versatile piece that would work in the bedroom too and would look great with boho colors.
8. Collect all textures in one place
Fabric is perhaps one of the most important aspects to consider when designing boho decor ideas.
Think velvet and straw (of course), but also clear glass, artisan ceramics, and woven or embroidered pillows. Natural materials work best, and don’t forget wood either.
9. Create a mix and match items
“Boho style is defined by its relaxed, unpersonalized feel,’ says Jessica Davis, founder of JL Design and principal designer of JL Design. (Opens in a new tab).
“Colors should be varied and harmonious, there should be a mixture of textures and fabrics and everything should exude a somewhat ‘loose’ feel.”
This is also important in the nursery idea, so apply the same elements in every room even choosing wallpaper – a simple yet very effective graphic design that will look great even if you change your color scheme as your child gets older.
10. Coordinate your color scheme
By choosing a harmonious color scheme, you will make your life easier when you want to present different prints and patterns. Warming tones of stone, stucco, ocher, and tan work together even if they’re different prints—like the curtain and wallpaper idea here. It is a very versatile color palette and looks great with dark pink and black.
Choosing the right accessories will completely finish off your boho decor. Get beautiful craft bowls and plates for your table, and consider your furniture options.
This eye-catching bench and table with its curvy design creates the perfect boho look, add some colorful glass mugs and a rattan necklace and you’re all set for your guests.
12. Take your boho character to your balcony
Texture pieces with wicker cushions, painted wicker stools, and baskets filled with plants are perfect elements for a boho chic porch idea—or backyard. It is definitely worth investing in an indoor/outdoor rug or two and layering them. Add a metal frame coffee table for a more spacious feel and you’re ready for summer.
To try similar this outer set rattan (Opens in a new tab) from Wayfair.
What colors are used in boho decor?
‘Boho décor encapsulates a neutral and earthy color palette, incorporating natural materials, such as rattan and wicker. The look is revived with plenty of cool tones, chalky whites, soft, nude grays, and pops of rusty red. Complete the look with plenty of plants to spice up the look, and add pops of green, says Nadia McCwan-Hill, Wayfair’s resident style consultant. (Opens in a new tab).
Boho décor is a prolific embrace of many rich and colorful shades and patterns, in terms of color palette, think shades of deep plum, red, orange, and splashes of pink against cool blue or forest greens, often set against a dark floor like black, allowing for a brightness The colors really shine. It’s a painting that plasters, say, the natural world, all the many shapes we see in a field of wildflowers, inspired by the beauty and freedom of nature, says Stefan Urmenisen, Creative Director at MindTheGap.
What are the elements of boho decor?
Think layered and detailed; Bohemian interior design largely tells its own unique story, from the prints and patterns on the walls and soft furnishings to the ornate or fringe lighting, embroidered and printed pillows, and hand-knotted rugs, each element celebrating craftsmanship, as well as color and pattern. Bohemian design is also closely related to nature, and natural materials such as wood floors, as well as wood and rattan furniture, are excellent for providing a harmonious grounding for the many visual elements within the space, says Stefan.
“The beauty of boho is its free spirit and eclectic look! To recreate the scheme in your home, focus on basic elements, like natural materials and a cohesive neutral color palette for an airy and soothing boho vibe.”