Let’s take a look at 11 tips that will help you bring a bohemian vibe into your home.
Things that you enjoy touching are probably going to be things that bring texture into your room so you can look at baskets, you can look at macramé hangers, woven items, things that are made out of leather stone, things that are textural blankets, throw pillows, chunky knits. Anything that feels cozy is going to be textural.
Boho homes are all about relaxing, hanging out with your friends, you know, kicking back and having a good time. So low-level seating is going to encourage that kind of behavior of relaxation. So what you want to do is look at adding floor pillows, Moroccan style pours, and Ottomans.
Those beautiful leather Ottomans that you see often even layering cozy rugs to just kind of invite people to sit on the floor and stay awhile. Not only low-level seating but also lower coffee tables in the bedroom, maybe a lower bed, low-level furniture.
Woods are always going to be a much better backdrop for all the colors and patterns that you’re incorporating into your room. Dark furniture tends to be quite heavy, especially if you think of those dark IKEA pieces of furniture that often are seen around. They might look great in a more modern setting, but in a boho setting, it’s great to go for lighter woods.
You want to have plants. If you’re going for a boho look, any boho room you see on Instagram or the internet is going to have plants. I guarantee it plants add this beautiful jungle vibe to any space and they brighten a room and they freshen it and they just also add to the overall décor. So you want to try and incorporate plants, whether their potted or hanging plants are just going to add so much to your space.
Another great thing about adding a lot of plants to your spaces is that you can add planters. Planters are a great accessory to add a fun splash of color into your room, to add texture into your room. They’re a great way to enhance your boho space. Sometimes that is popular and boho settings are cacti, monstera.
Any tropical plants are also a great option If you have the right kind of temperature in your home. When you live in the right kind of climate, definitely tropical plants are boho.
You don’t want to just stick to one overhead light, you want to try and mix in a variety of different types of light sources. So if you have an overhead light and it’s like a boob light, you know those boob lights, if you can switch that out for like a woven pendant or something like that, that would be a great start and then maybe floor lamps, table lamps, lanterns, candles, string lights, you name it. Just try and create clusters of illumination maybe in conversation areas so that you create this very laid back boho vibe.
If you want to boho room you got to use rugs especially the vintage rugs, Moroccan rugs. These rugs are going to add to that global eclectic feel. Layering rugs can also be more cost-effective if you have a really big room and you can’t buy a giant rug to fill it since it gets pretty pricey. You can layer smaller rugs to kind of cover more space. Ideally, you spend less because the rugs are smaller.
Another great way to cost-effectively layer rugs is to use a jute rug as a base. Rugs are quite affordable and then layer a Persian on a rock and rug on top of that. That looks great. It adds that cozy feel and adds the boho vibes for sure.
You can use patterns sparingly or you can use a ton of patterns; it’s totally up to you. You want to try and coordinate colors somewhat. So if you’re not sure where to start with picking your patterns, try and pick an overarching color palette. For example, golden, purple, or, you know, blue and green or any two colors or three colors that inspire you and then get patterns that derive from that palette. You also want to make sure if you’re using a lot of patterns or even just one large, bold pattern, that your eye also has space to rest.
So, for example, if you use like a beautiful, colorful tapestry over your bed or your sofa, then you kind of pair back with a neutral bedding or a neutral sofa, because otherwise it’s gonna become a visual overload and you don’t necessarily want that. You can go for that look if you want, but it’s better if you can allow your eyes to rest in certain areas of the room.
If you’re doing a boho living room, for example, you could try and look for a vintage chair, whether it be an armchair or even just a wooden chair or a coffee table. Vintage items are really going to add some character to your room because they’re worn, they tell a story and that’s really what boho décor is all about.
So the next step is to add something painted in a bright color. You don’t have to, but it helps add vibrancy and happiness to your space. Boho isn’t sterile, boho is fun, boho is lighthearted. So if you can add something like a painted door, a bright yellow door or a turquoise chair or something, even like a modern piece of furniture that you paint a bright color that’s going to add a nice pop of interest to your room.
This idea isn’t strictly décor related, but it is important in the home and that’s home fragrance. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a nice smelling home. It does wonders for the way you and others will feel when they’re in your home unless you pick a fragrance that your guests hate.
It’s a personal choice so you can go from wax melts to scented candles to incense to just spraying perfume around the house. It’s great to have a home that smells nice. You don’t want to be smelling your fried fish from last night. You want to smell something beautiful in your home that makes you feel relaxed and at ease.
Add Things That You Love
The last tip is to add things that you love to your home. Try and surround yourself with things that spark joy. As Marie Kondo would say, you want to have things that make you happy. This rule is true for any style. Ideally, you always want to be surrounded by things that you love.
Boho style takes time. It’s technically a style that develops as you acquire items from your travels around the world. And that’s what makes it feel global and that’s what makes it feel so diverse and interesting. That’s not always possible for us to travel the world and acquire items. The important thing is that when you’re shopping, you are truly buying things that speak to you in some way, whether it’s because of their texture or the way they look or the way they make you feel. You always want something that you feel that you love.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this article. I hope you found some useful tips and that you can maybe make yourself a boho home as well. Please leave your feedback down below in the comment section.