Anything goes with Boho! This look is a carefree mis-match of old and new, weaving an elaborate array of intricate patterns and designs. It’s disorderly and relaxed, often featuring lots of drapes and layers, lanterns and lights, and colourful fabrics.
– go wild with mis-matched patterns and prints
– be at one with nature and dot plants everywhere
– pile sofas and beds with heaps of cushions and throws
– accessorise to your heart’s content
HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
Boho homes are carefree, relaxed and laid-back. Matching pairs and sets are a strict no-no. Beds can be a single mattress on the floor, a four-poster adorned with drapes or a metallic bedstead piled with cushions. Lounge seating can be either piles of floor cushions or very deep, low sofas and armchairs that are worn and comfortable. Chairs and tables can be mis-matched and haphazard. Achieving this interior design style means bringing the outdoors in, so throw in some wooden accents.
Go wild with lots of mis-matched patterns and prints in bold and vibrant colours or ethnic designs. Pile sofas, armchairs and beds with lots of throws, cushions and pillows. Cover floors in rugs and use drapes everywhere, whether to separate spaces, cover the bed or frame a window. Lots of floor cushions and tie-dye fabrics also help to create Boho vibe.
You can accessorise to your heart’s content with this interior design style! Bring the outdoors in with lots of plants and striking flowers. Beaded curtains, hanging chimes, dream catchers and anything with crochet oozes the Boho vibe. Get out any items you’ve picked up from your travels and dot surfaces with lots of vases, candles, decorative boxes, jars and trays.
Dot lamps and lanterns everywhere. Ethnic-style hanging lanterns and punched lanterns work really well, as do rustic looking and beaded chandeliers. Candle lanterns work well above dining tables.
The more rustic and natural the better, so expose worn floorboards where you can. White or grey-washed floorboards also work really well. That said, you won’t see much floor space with this style as they will be adorned with rugs and cushions!
If you’ve been longing to go wild with your wall colour, this is your chance! Bold, bright walls work really well to create a Boho vibe that sends the mind to South American markets and Mediterranean beach villas. Beautifully bright yellow and blue walls work really well. Equally, neutral walls are a fantastic backdrop to the vibrant madness of Boho.
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