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bringing boho style into your home: boho chic.

Lamar boho Tufted Diamond Cushion Brick on woven chair

“i believe good design increases the quality of life.” – Justina Blakeney, boho designer.

Much like other home style choices, boho is not only an interior design choice but a lifestyle one. Bring the festival feel into your home with boho chic touches.

Boho home decor is relaxed, eclectic and colourful. It’s a really easy style to bring into your home and to make personal to you. Whether you’re focused on the bathroom, the bedroom or the living room, our guide is filled with tips to help you embrace this laidback style.

what is boho home decor?
boho style living room with tasselled throw on arm chair

Boho, short for bohemian, style is all about letting your hair down – effortlessly mixing patterns and materials. Think eclectic prints, layered textures and natural earthy tones with little pops of colour. It explores textured avenues that aren’t seen in other trends with globally-inspired prints and patterns, natural materials and earthy tones.

Boho decor is relaxed and free-spirited with an unconventional, artistic edge. It is effortless, using light tones and pops of colour to create a space that feels unique and connected to your personal taste.

a brief history of boho style.
@interior_mama_ | Charais 120x180cm Rug Yellow

Bohemian style is a term that began in the early 19th century to define people living a wandering lifestyle full of art and individuality. The boho lifestyle was associated with music, creative arts and exploration, evoking a sense of wanderlust. Possibly one of the more culture-filled styles out there, the boho lifestyle was one that represented unconventional yet exhilarating ways of living.

Although boho culture was thought to originate from the present-day Czech Republic area of Bohemia, it has travelled a lot throughout Europe and beyond, with spouts of boho culture existing as far as New York City in the 50s.

Adapted into a modern day adjective, boho style has now evolved into a breathtaking trend you can incorporate into your home, with stunning bright and earthy colours merging into an effortlessly chic look.

how to create a boho home.
ashram eye cushion in monochrome on bed filled with boho cushions duvet set cushion palmeria botanist

Capturing a true sense of boho chic in your home can be achieved through a mix of textures, light tones and pops of colour, with accessories being key to a creative and stylish boho home. Using textured boho cushions and indoor rugs can bring the warm feel of boho interior design into your living space.

Set the mood with soft, ambient lighting. It’s vital in creating a glorious boho feeling, so a lamp or two definitely wouldn’t go amiss in any room, but especially your living room and bedroom where you’d cosy up with a hot drink or glass of wine for the night.

welcome nature inside.
Manyara Leopard Rectangular Cushion Forest on an armchair

If you want it boho, you can’t go wrong with bringing the outdoors indoors. Create an urban jungle by filling your home with loads of houseplants in macrame hangers and ceramic pots. They’ll help to boost your mood, bring new dimension and shape to the room, as well as absorb extra moisture that lingers in the air- so make sure you pop one or two in the bathroom.

House plants are also a great way to fill up any empty space you might have on tables or shelves. Plants like the Heart-Shaped Philodendron and the Maranta plant are not only totally gorgeous but trailing too, making them perfect for those higher spots in your home.

If you can’t seem to keep a plant alive no matter what you do, think about introducing faux plants instead and allow the boho to blossom without any extra work on your part.

carefree comfort with boho textures.
Boho Cotton Tufted Throw Ochre on cream bed

Transform your sofa-scape into a lovingly mismatched boho dream. A throw draped over your sofa or armchair will add an oh-so boho feel to your living room. It’s that simple. A tasseled fringe or tufted texture, an autumnal block colour or ethnic inspired pattern – there are so many options for getting the laid-back look. A throw won’t only add depth and layers to your home, it’ll also be there to snuggle up in when it gets cold. Go for a chunky woven knit in the winter and something a little lighter like cotton in the summer.

Boho style is perfect for bedrooms. Create a warm and welcoming boho boudoir to relax in every night with boho bedding that features creative patterns, unique styles and mystical essences. A boho bedroom means pops of colours through tufted or patterned cushions.

Alongside cushions, layer indoor rugs on top of carpets or hardwood floors to truly bring out your inner 'interior designer'. With yarn-tasselled trims, these rugs are an ideal pairing to textured throws and cushions that will complete your boho space.

To put it simply - don’t hesitate to express your personality and go wild with carefree layers of luxury velvet, tufted textures and floral prints. Not only will they complete the boho look but will add copious amounts of comfort for you to sink into. After all, that’s what the bohemian lifestyle is all about.

boho your bathroom.
Theia Abstract Eye Bath Mat Pecan/Black on bathroom floor
Theia Abstract Eye Bath Mat Pecan/Black

Bringing the boho vibes to your bathroom has never been easier – just a few simple additions will make all the difference in how your bathroom looks and feels. Lay down a yellow bath mat to add a pop of warmth and brightness and pair it with mismatch tiling around the sink and shower. For added ambience, complete the look with a scented candle or two. Although often overlooked, bathrooms don’t have to be boring; experimenting with textures and accessories will breathe a new sense of life into any old, dull bathroom.

take it outdoors.
Leopard 120x170cm Outdoor/Indoor Rug Ochre
Leopard 120x170cm Outdoor/Indoor Rug Ochre

No matter whether you have a big sprawling garden or a cute little patio, with a little bit of imagination, you can turn it into bohemian bliss with ease.

String up garlands of fairy lights or wrap them around trees to amplify the atmosphere. They’ll add a warm, festival-feel and twinkle as the sun sets. Get green fingered and plant flowers and herbs in terracotta or patterned pots or cuddle up or make a blanket fort with fleecy throws aplenty. 

Layer an array of outdoor cushions and rugs to add comfort and warmth to your garden and don't forget to tie everything together with a statement indoor/outdoor rug, elevating your garden space to the next level. Think rustic wooden tables or bistro sets in a statement colour. Topped with mismatched vintage crockery, you’ll create the ultimate boho picnic or outdoor dinner party for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

A teepee tent for you and the little ones is also an ideal boho addition to your outdoor space! Dress the doorway with geometric bunting and pack it with patterned pillows, cushions and blankets for the utmost cosiness.

So, is the boho interior for you? At its core, boho design is wild, fun and carefree while taking inspiration from nature’s colours and elements. With pops of bright colours, lots of fun textures and patterns and a nod to the bohemian lifestyle, this interior design style is not one to overlook.

Upgrade your space to include carefully arranged trinkets with meaning, ornaments and ambient lighting that will highlight the textured boho haven you’ve created. Create a boho space that is not only unique, but personal to your journey.