Because the bohemian style doesn’t really have any hard and fast rules, it is great for eclectic, quirky people. It’s a great chance to let your free spirit fly and create something truly gorgeous and unique in your home. Bohemian decor is all about thinking outside the box, picking your favorite things, and displaying them without following rules.
More than that,
It’s a style that welcomes repurposed and handmade things with open arms. So if you want to make a curtains from old clothes, you can! Juxtaposition is also used a lot in this style. One way to achieve that could be mixing colors and patterns in your pillow covers.
But once again,
There are really no rules for this style, so you don’t necessarily need to follow what we’re saying here. This is just a bit of inspiration to what’s mostly recognized within what people call the “bohemian decor” - and that we simply love!
As Ayn Rand once said,
“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
And even though she wasn’t talking about this decor style, the sentence just fits perfectly to capture the feeling behind it! Now, take a deep breath, open your mind, and check out these ideas to adopt the attitude and do whatever it is you want in your home!
Mix Old and New
The juxtaposition we were talking about before fits perfectly to make this old and new mix. It could be something as simple as an old rug and a new center table, or something really modern like white walls to display your bohemian artwork.
Leave No Space Unseen
Bohemian decor has this idea of filling every space possible, which can sound a bit weird. I mean, isn’t the place going to be super cluttered? Well, I can see why you’d think like that. But you know that organized mess theory? That’s what you want!
Here are some ideas to fill space:
Handmade Things Are Welcome
This style carries along the idea of uniqueness and individuality, which is why handmade decor is perfect to complement your home! It can be something like this rope wall art, a braided rug, or even an oil painting if you want to go the extra mile with your artistic gifts.
Light Is Key
Now, bohemian is supposed to be a decor style that brings a comforting energy with it, so what we suggest for you is using different lighting options. Hanging lights, candles, standing lamps, wall lamps, table lamps...there are countless options!
If you choose to install wall lamps, you might need a professional to take on the job. The price average for this type varies based on where you live. For example, in Chicago, IL it’s about $523, but in Milwaukee, WI it’s around $493. To get a more accurate estimate in your area, contact a local pro.
The Color Palette
Once again, bohemian is about comfort and coziness, so even though there are no rules to follow, the colors that fit its purpose best are:
- Deep browns
Those can be base colors, while these can be the focus for accessorizing:
All of these can be mixed and matched with patterns and textures as much as you want.
Embrace the Natural
Is there anything that brings a better feeling than getting in touch with nature? Still keeping in mind that you want a comfortable living space, when you bring in plants not only will they make the room vibrate with color and joy, but they’ll also improve air quality!
More Is More
As we talked about earlier, bohemian has no limits when it comes to adding colors, textures, and patterns. That’s why it’s usually described as following a “more is more” philosophy. The important thing is that each decor piece tells a story!
That being said, these are a couple more things you can add to create the boho decor in your home:
The story behind this bonus inspiration is that I had no more items to add to the list, but I ran into this photo and I just couldn’t help but add it in the article. So, here it is, a gorgeous living room that’s mixing the modern white walls with all sorts of patterns, colors, and antique elements - just as we’ve been talking about so far!
What do you think about the bohemian style? If you need help creating something special, a painter might just help you with that. Get a free quote today!
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