There is something charming about a home that looks like it has
actually been lived in and no other way to create that warm, fuzzy feeling than
an apartment full of vintage, repurposed (and re-loved) items. One particular
style of vintage decor that is extremely appealing to me is bohemian. Bohemian
style is all about the mix; mix of patterns, textures, vibes, and colors.
There is no set of rules when it comes to bohemian style. The only rule is to
express yourself. Bohemians were optimistic people who believed in being
different and expressing themselves through art. The word bohemian has roots
from the hippie era but has acquired a spot in today’s world of fashion and home
decor. When researched, some synonyms of the word ‘bohemian’ include:
nonconformist, free spirit, unorthodox, offbeat…etc.
Bohemian decor is taking something conventional (like a chevron
comforter) and adding your own twist and personality to it. The beauty of
bohemian decorating is the sky is the limit. You like that Turkish rug? Add
it. A regular person might argue that a Turkish rug and a chevron comforter do
not match. A bohemian knows the two don’t match, but doesn’t care. A true
bohemian loves each individual piece in their home and most likely has a story
to tell about acquiring it. Bohemian decor defines what design is really
about-loving each aspect of your creation. In this case, the creation is your
home and you are the artist.
Take a look at one of my favorite bohemian decorated
The mix is evident in this photo with a
rattan basket and Moroccan prints along side a metallic floor pouf,
but everything somehow looks cohesive as a whole.
I love how unconventional, yet calming and surprising bohemian
decor can be. Though bohemian decor is unconventional, some spaces have
similarities. Neutrals, bold patterns/prints, different textures, and various
forms of wood are usually all found in a bohemian style bungalow.
Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
Fur, stripes, damask, Aztec, floral, modern, ethnic,
geometric shapes, Moroccan, vintage, weird art, innovative
design…Do you see the beauty in bohemian decor yet? The beauty
of not over thinking design and going with items that you love and ones that
speak to you; items that you’re proud of and that tell a story. The beauty of
not only creating a house but also a home that reflects your personality and
design taste. Do you see it? How could you not?
Bohemian flare adds charm, personality, and unconventionality to design.
Which is your favorite bohemian inspired home? What are some
other ways to add bohemian style?
Tell me your faves in the comments!