I love the bohemian home decor style that is becoming so popular, it just feels right to me. It combines vintage and new, different styles such as country and mid-century modern, different eras from early 1900's to 1960's and beyond, and colors and textures with reckless abandon!
It is impulsive, natural and unconstrained, uninhibited and shameless... and I love that!
The dictionary definition of bohemian is a person (often a writer or artist) who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. And when we apply that to home decor... well, it's just a beautiful thing and perfect for someone like me who loves all different decor styles and likes to change things up almost daily!
With the bohemian style, you can go all out in a maximalist fashion with every wall covered with eclectic art and collectibles, rich, dark colors, textures and patterns.
Or you can go more minimalist and neutral with rich textures and statement pieces.
Really, anything goes! And as my blog tagline states... it's your home, don't be afraid to color outside the lines!
I'm sure you've seen some beautiful bohemian homes, one of my favorites is Justina Blakeney's home, find her blog here: The Jungalow. But like me, maybe you're having a hard time figuring out how to get that look at times... it seems like it should be easy right?... just throw a bunch of shit you love together and voila!! Um no... at least not for me! If only!!
To be honest, I still haven't nailed the exact look I'm after so to help (both you and me), I did a little observing and studying (Pinterest style 😁) and I have put together a little guide of five basic elements every boho home has in common... these things can be incorporated in great volumes or small doses, to help get the boho vibe!
I recently finished my bedroom makeover and I do love the look I've achieved in that room but the rest of my home is a work in progress!
The five basic elements of every good bohemian home as I see it are plants, macrame, blankets/throws/pillows, string lights, and rugs!
Not only that, but I just read that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that our indoor environments are anywhere from 2 to 5 times more toxic than our outdoor environments and sometimes have been found to be up to 100 times more polluted(1)!
What?! No Bueno!!
But guess what one of the ways to reduce these indoor toxins is? Yep, house plants!
I am drooling over the macrame wall hangings at The Dope Rope😍!
|Source: The Dope Rope|
|Source: Teddy and Wool|
Check out this couch from Christina (@meneses5).
|Source: Vintage Revivals|
|Source: Urban Outfitters|
|Source: Gravity Home|
So there you have it, the five basic elements to get the boho vibe in your home... plants, macrame, blankets/throws/pillows, string lights, and rugs.
You can see from the examples I've shown here that I lean toward a more monochromatic boho style with lots of textures and layers but there are a lot of beautiful examples full of color as well. Here are a couple more colorful examples I love.
|Source: The Wishing Trees|
|Source: The Jungalow|
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