Up until a few years ago, we only knew boho as a growing trend in the fashion industry. But today, bohemian-style houses continue to dominate the world of interior design as hippie themes, retro patterns, and warm tones make their way out of our closets and into the walls, floors, and ambience of our homes.
Boho decor may seem complicated at first, seeing as there are a lot to mix and match and you don’t know which works and which doesn’t, but just throw your sunglasses and wide-brim hat on because we’ll show you the way to the chic and sleek boho culture.
What’s neat? Neutrals!
When you first think of boho, what might come into mind is an explosion of colors: from whites, to yellows and oranges, to vivid blues and greens… but boho says no-no to this one. It’s actually a theme of neutrals which consist of white, black, grey, and brown tones. You may picture the motif as dull, but what makes it pop is the accenting elements such as green foliage of plants, colorful furniture and pillows, and a variety of wall art decorations, like modern farmhouse canvas art.
Stick to this color theme if you want to achieve the full boho home experience, but consider how you’re going to want to complement the neutrals using items that really pop. Plan a layout and try to evaluate which colors would be good and which ones you should ditch. Remember to stay minimalistic.
Better with leather
Leather matches with basically anything when it comes to fashion, and this same principle applies in boho home makeovers. Leather sofas are good choices for your living room, be it in the shade of brown or somewhat cream or light yellow. It gives texture to the space you’re decorating, and it’s best to pair it up with another material having a different texture. Consider getting sequined throw pillows to get your living room an urban boho finish.
Bring it in
Just because it says outdoor furniture doesn’t mean that it can’t be used inside. Another boho decorating trick includes using outdoor furniture for the interiors of your home to give it a rough feel—a sort of texture and flavor in the indoor decors. For example, the coffee chairs and table on your patio will work well in your living room and dining area. Rattan and woven furniture bear a specific quality that adds an edge to your decoration, may it be boho-style or not. Besides, it’s fun to switch things up a bit from time to time! Enjoy mix-and-matching household items according to your taste.
What’s your plan(t)?
The pandemic has unleashed our green thumbs and flora-loving personalities, so why not bring this discovery to the boho home styling process?
Remember the thing about boho and neutral colors from earlier? This is where your leafy green friends are going to come in handy. Hanging plants and potted ones in the house are sure to bring life in your space. You can opt for plants with large foliage in the living room and hanging plants for the dining area and bedroom.
Apart from being decorative assets, plants improve air quality and help improve your mood! If you’re not into the big greens, you can always go for succulents instead as they are low maintenance and available in different shapes and styles.
The beauty of boho designs is that it encourages people to be resourceful and not be wasteful. Antique items are all the rage in bohemian-style homes—be it an heirloom, something you borrowed, classic items in the basement or attic. Boho home decor trends spin up sophistication and glam from old, vintage items. Talk about style that’s timeless and easy on the budget!
Now, think twice: are you still going to throw out those old pieces of furniture?
Personally, yours truly
Now that you’re enlightened about the boho tips and tricks for decorating your home, it’s time for the main event: adding your personal touch!
Whether it’s a boho-style home or a simple apartment away from your hometown, what makes the space homey aren’t the decorative items nor the stylish interiors—it’s all your personal belongings that tell your story, your adventure, your personality. Be it paintings, framed plane tickets, trip souvenirs, chipped mugs—these items are sure to put the warmth in your home… with or without the boho interiors.