Boho chic decor style is for those who want their home to be full of life, culture and interesting items for the whole world to see. This aesthetic defies modern sensibilities and embraces 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 this atmosphere 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 base colors and then arm yourself with saturated purples, fiery oranges and electric blues. If you’re not a fan of this colorful craze, you can go for neutrals 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 boho-chic style. So don’t be afraid to use dyed textiles and patterns from around the world, cover furniture and hang tapestries and rugs on the walls in addition to your photos and artwork.
texture and finishes
The hippie influence of the 1960s and 1970s on boho-chic style led to a plethora of accessories using natural or raw materials such as hemp, sisal, wood and rattan. Think a woven wall decoration, macrame plant hangers, a sisal rug, a leather ottoman or a decorative ladder. While natural textures are key, don’t let that stop you from throwing in a metal Buddha or metal floor lamp if you so desire.
Bohemian furniture is not usually available in a store. These spaces are usually filled with furniture 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-spirited hippie culture of the 1960s and 1970s.
The final tip is to keep it casual. Boho-chic spaces are neither fussy nor formal. So forget all kinds of formal elements. Think floor cushions and ottomans. piles of pillows or a comfortable rug; and spaces that encourage conversation, reading, and music or games instead of watching TV or hosting formal dinner parties. Get inspired and create your own boho chic oasis!