What is Boho style? In the ’60s, Bohemian or “hippie” style décor was all the rage. Today, Bohemian style is referred to as “Boho” or “Boho-chic”, reflecting the avant-garde, artistic style, and personality of the homeowner. Actor Sienna Miller helped to popularize Boho-chic clothing in the early 2000s.
What does Boho style look like? Boho is a free-spirited blend of textures, colors, and bold patterns. Mixed prints and geometric patterns are often highlighted in rugs, throw pillows, wall art, curtains, and other furnishings. Chairs and furniture pieces are often crafted of woven rattan, wicker, or rustic wood in natural finishes. Printed textiles range from bold geometrics to colorful, Far-East inspired designs. An unexpected melding of bold colors, eye-catching prints, and rich textures define Bohemian style.Shop the Boho-Chic Look
Do you enjoy a good read before bed? Boho pendant lighting is available is a wide range of natural materials and textures. Some of the most popular are woven bamboo, wicker, handcrafted macramé, jute rope, rattan, wood beads, or Moroccan-inspired pierced metal designs.
Boho-chic table lamps include exotic designs such as Moroccan-inspired pierced metal, earth-toned art pottery, natural agate, colorful Moroccan mosaic tile, and woven basket designs. Lampshades in a bright Ikat or jewel-toned Sari print will light up your bedroom decor.
A comfy chair in the bedroom is always welcome. Boho accent chairs are available in a wide range of natural materials including woven rattan and bamboo. Hammock styles crafted of cotton rope feature macramé or fringe accents and hang from the ceiling for a unique look. For upholstery, you can’t go wrong with a bright Folkloric design or an India-inspired print. Or choose a butterfly chair with an earth-toned fabric cover. Consider a cushy ottoman in an Ikat print as well!
Cabinets & Consoles
Boho console or cabinets are often crafted of wood with carved Moroccan-style door fronts. Indian-crafted weathered wood with bold brass studs is a popular look. Elaborately carved front detailing and a well-worn appearance makeup Boho cabinet and console styles. Woven rattan and tribal motifs are popular as well.
Bohemian style mirrors come in a variety of decorative frame materials including natural woven rattan, bamboo, reclaimed wood, wicker, Talavera tiles, carved wood, Macramé, or handmade Moroccan brass to name a few! Often seen mirror shapes include celestial representations of the sun, crescent moon, or stars created in brass, metal, or wood.
An unexpected melding of colors, prints, and textures is signature to Bohemian style, and wall art is no exception. Consider a handcrafted macramé art piece, or a Kilim rug hung vertically. Brightly colored or textured, earth-toned wall art is essential to a Boho bedroom. Artistic representations of the sun, moon, Buddha, mandala, and Mexican folk art are popular choices.
Boho style is known for bold print motifs including dragons, mandalas, tribal, Ikat, Folkloric, and floral designs. Choose a pillow made of bright Sari fabrics or a richly textured pillow in earth tones. Pillows crafted of various Indian fabrics pieced in a patchwork design will add visual excitement to a Bohemian bedroom.
Add warmth and textural interest to your bedroom with a fluffy sheepskin rug, or choose a brightly patterned Moroccan rug to add a pop of color to your sleeping quarters. Or, consider a shag rug in a neutral geometric pattern for comfort underfoot.
Designer tip: Layer your rugs for a lush look. Lay a large jute rug on the floor and layer a Kilim rug on top. Slightly overlap the rugs, adjusting their placement until they complement one another. Consider layering several patterned rugs down a hallway or entryway.