One of the biggest trends coming back to modern home decor is Bohemian designs. Originating from the liberating alternative cultures of the mid 20th century, Bohemian design emphasises a cosy aesthetic with natural elements and vintage pieces. Going Bohemian is a great way to harness nature while keeping in touch with the taste of the past.
If you’re new to the world of Boho and not sure where to begin, there’s plenty of renovations that can get you started. From browsing thrift shops for charming decor to raising your rooftops, here are eight easy ways to incorporate the boho style into your home.
Make a Statement
While a centrepiece isn’t essential for a Bohemian style, including intriguing pieces will bring a touch of whimsical charm to any space. For the Boho touch find oddly shaped items made from natural materials.
Some examples include a wicker, flower-shaped wall decoration and a chair made from bamboo, adorned with cosy pillows. You’ll need a centrepiece that draws attention while keeping with the boho tradition.
Personalise Your Layout
There’s nothing better after a tough day than lounging the Bohemian way in your own little space. Bohemian style has always been about relaxation; not the pressures of a clean, organised space, but one that feels like your own because it is. Bring in your succulents, stored in a white macrame planter, into the space or mural paintings that your admire. Throw in anything you love that will spice up your boho space and add a personal touch.
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Combining Colours & Patterns
When bringing the Bohemian to your garden, experiment with your colour palette. Mix around shades and patterns with vibrant pillows, brightly colored chair covers, or eccentric rugs. These will immediately liven up a drab seating area. With a Bohemian style, your garden will look fab no matter how much you throw at it.
Form an Oasis for Home
When contemplating colour schemes, go with neutral shades that will bring subtle and warm Bohemian vibes. You can’t go wrong with a Southwestern influenced colour scheme that will fit perfectly with the Boho design. If you’re pulling more from the 1970s, try splashing your space with solid colours such as radiating reds or beach-ready browns. With the help of matching decor, you can make a patio a desert oasis.
Mix in Modernity
Even with the Boho style, you still have a chance to inject a modern touch into your home. Blend in elements from the mid-century and now. Make use of today’s popular geometric designs, bright hues, and curved but crisp lines by adding them to your Bohemian layout.
Fill in with Nature
Being that nature is at the centre of the Bohemian theme, why not utilise the design right from the source. To give your space a genuine Boho feel, add an arrangement of plants wherever they will fit in your garden.
Use every single open metre for incorporating living art. You can store plants and flowers in hanging baskets, large planters at your floor, small planters for your shelves, and quintessential vases filled with fresh greens. With these steps, a plant sanctuary is in the palm of your hands.
Raise the Roof
A rooftop space is very rarely seen as an opportunity to revitalise? However, your rooftop patio can be decorated with cosy Boho elements as well. A handful of design tweaks along with some palm trees is all it takes for a beautiful oasis at the centre of a bustling city.
Place gorgeous geometric textiles on the sides for a dazzling decor. Pattern the palm trees in a way that creates towering branches that can serve as hangers for a gleaming set of string lights. If you want to bring the beach to your roof, add outdoor curtains with two to three lazy chairs, dressed for style and protection with chair covers.
There is a very simple and effective way to make your garden a place of comfort. With only pillows, blankets, and a source of light, a relaxing leisure amongst a chilly summer evening is more than possible. Enjoy cocktails and bring out a pair of faux fur blankets and lots of throw pillows to add to the scenery.
Lantern and fairy lights are quite effective in illuminating the night while candles add another tantalising sense to the layout. This eclectic combination of artefacts provides a laid-back vibe.