How to Create a Boho Chic Look in Your Home
Hard standards for interior decorating don't apply to boho style, which is exactly what makes it so enjoyable and inviting. Bohemian decor is effortless, with relaxing neutral tones and bright splashes of color that liven up any area. Whether you like a relaxing beach villa ambiance or the vibrant colors of an outdoor market, you'll discover that both can be combined in perfect harmony. And if you’d like to take it a step further and make it chic, then keep on reading!
Let's start with the basics: your wall color scheme. Walls are a blank canvas in which a given colour can make or break your space. If your decoration looks overly heavy, it will always be easier to balance them out, but it won't work the other way around with wall colour. As this is the basis where you will start creating your design from, it’s an important one to look at. With that said, here comes our first tip:
1. Opt for neutral wall colors rather than bold ones
According to color theory in interior design, it's always best to choose light neutral colors over bold ones, because the latter can make your eyes feel tired or overworked right away. It is best to stick to this principle in spaces such as bedrooms, as you want to ensure that you are comfortable enough to relax and rest. Plus, this will allow you to be more playful with your décor!
2. Forget about sleek and flawless shapes, go for organic furnishings.
Now that you have an idea for your wall palette, let’s talk about what is next in terms of order. Furniture! Don't forget that bohemian means effortless, and in order to achieve this, we recommend to opt for pieces that are original and organic rather than furniture that looks sleek and perfect.
3. Rattan accents
Without rattan elements, boho chic just isn't the same. Rattan is a lovely natural material that adds texture and delicate touches of color to any space, and while there are numerous ways to incorporate it into your design, we'll go with the most fun of them all: pendant lamps.
Take a look at the eye-catching rattan pendant in middle image, there you can see how the space is instantly filled with texture and liveliness. I'm already getting boho chic vibes! What about you?
4. Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors!
This is the best boho chic decoration for any wall, a fun way to casually add flair and uniqueness! Throwing a bohemian mirror in an empty corner might be the remedy, if you're looking for a way to grab more attention but aren't sure how. Try to hang it above a sofa in the living room, above a console at the entrance, or even on a guest bathroom.
We can see how this mirror added a lot of value to this space (left image), making it a real eye-catcher with plenty of interesting textures.
5. More organic textures
Get creative and look for textures that you like on cushions, rugs, and baskets. But this time, I'd like to focus on the power of baskets in interiors. Not only are they useful for storage but they also make a stylish addition to any room. Playing with different sizes and shapes while matching them to the rest of your bohemian design is a great way to repurpose such pieces while adding elegance to your ambience.
6. Last but not least, plants!
Plants, of course, are another crucial component of boho décor. Be fearless and dressed up, hang up, or place your plants in raised planters and add a trendy touch to your spaces. The phrase "keep it chic" is also translated as "keep good taste," but because we're talking about boho style, it has to be kept effortless, which is where plants and attractive planters come in handy.