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Creating a Bohemian Aesthetic in Your Home
Boho home design embraces an eclectic, vibrant, cultural concept. This style most often demonstrates a creative, carefree, and unconventional aesthetic. This creates a deeply personal and unique style. However, it can quickly go from quirky to clunky, which is why we’re here to help guide you!
Boho Style Basics
Boho home design starts with the idea of easy, unique living. Furniture pieces should always be low to the ground, such as a platform bed . Search for pieces that feel old-world or vintage. Natural wood tones or light distressing are a great option while you’re looking for pieces. Create extra seating around your home with ottomans and floor poufs. When your guests enter your home, the overall view should encourage them to sit, rest, and relax a while. Boho also features a lot of floor coverings. A great way to do this is to find a large colorful rug, or even layer multiple smaller rugs to enhance that bright, cozy feeling.
Designing Your Space
Boho style takes a uniform base and then is layered with color, texture, and unique personality touches to create a one-of-a-kind home design. The idea behind boho design is to give the room you’re designing objects to excite your eye and create emotion, while also giving your eye places to rest. This means starting off with neutrals. I know this seems the opposite of boho, but trust the process! Start with creating a neutral base, such as a natural wood bed frame. Then, add a light, neutral bedding. Now it's time to add the drama! Find a bright, colorful rug as we mentioned before, and don’t be afraid to hang a rug you love on the wall as a headboard! Next, add texture and comfort through things like accent pillows , throw blankets, and even mirrors.
Lighting is another large element of boho design. You want to create pockets of light throughout the entire space rather than overhead lighting! Add unique and colorful floor lamps, candles, and even string lights for soft ambient lighting that adds to the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Plants (either real or decorative) are another way to bring natural color, texture, and variety into your home design. Finally, look through old boxes of treasures to find personal mementos, antiques, or heirlooms to really pull the space together. Bohemian style should create an emotional connection to you, so adding personal touches, homemade items, and travel treasures is a great way to incorporate that feeling.
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