Boho-Chic is a wonderful medley of diverse, creative and eclectic style choices that all somehow come together to work so well. Whether it’s having some beautiful, warm textiles in a room that is filled with antiques, or a place bursting at the seams with colours, textures, and plants, Boho-Chic style is as wide and inclusive of different tastes as any style can be. Below are some great places to start your Boho-Chic style in your living room right.
1. Start small: Accents, pillows, blankets
Looking to turn a room into a Boho-Chic haven can sometimes feel like a daunting task, given its eclectic nature and the “more is more” mantra. However, something as simple as changing up the pillows and blankets in a space can set a room onto the path to full Boho-Chic style. Some Moroccan themed pillows bring an otherwise plain room to life, or an African blanket can be the start of something beautifully Boho-Chic.
2. Colours, colours, and more colours
One of the central parts of Boho-Chic is the complete embracing of colours. For the most part, you’ll want to look to warmer, earthy tones. Some great colours to start looking at are reds, oranges, browns, and yellows, as they are staples of most Boho-Chic interior designs. That doesn’t mean you have to only stick to those colours: blues and greens can be a surprising and bright addition as well. Upping the colours in your space is a great place to start, sticking particularly to eclectic and unique colour choices and patterns.
3.Patterns and Textiles: Mix and Match Up
One of the most exciting features of Boho-Chic is that quite varied and diverse in how you can achieve it. Boho-Chic’s central philosophy is about mixing and matching varied artistic, stylistic, cultural, and even historical periods into a style that is stunning and lively. A key part of this is with patterns and textiles: rugs, blankets, tapestries, and wall hangings all are vital elements of the Boho-Chic style. Arabic and African textiles are a great place to start, as the colour palettes tend to be warm and bright.
With Boho-Chic, more is more, and that means getting the most style and design into any available space. Boho-Chic is the perfect time to give that empty wall some extra pizzazz! Remember, you’ll want to go for a mixed, eclectic, multi-style feel to your art prints, so don’t feel restricted to staying within one style or medium. A Monet painting alongside a beautiful African textile? Why not? Embrace the freedom that Boho-Chic gives you and feel free to explore a multitude of different artist and artistic movements and eras to brighten up an otherwise plain wall.
It’s not always the accessories and textures that brings a Boho-Chic room to life. Sometimes you can quite literally bring some life to your room with indoor plants. Getting greenage in your living room can instantly add that lively vibe needed to complete the Boho-Chic look.
6. Go Vintage!
Skip the big box stores and expensive online purchases. Boho-Chic thrives on the thrifting lifestyle for finding the right accessories and accents for a room. Frequenting local thrift stores is a good start, but finding a full fledged antique store will be an even better way to get those perfect finds, particularly bigger furniture items. Use the versatility of this style and mix pieces from different eras. Antiques and thrift finds also have the added bonus of being pretty inexpensive compared to their newer counterparts.
When decorating your home in a Boho-Chic style, fight the urge to fit any particular mold or style. Take inspiration from magazines and online, however remember this is a highly personal style that can easily achieved by adding personal touches a diversity of colours ,textures, textiles, plants and art styles from various eras! Looking for personal touches and a diversity of colours, textures, textiles, plants, art styles, and even eras is the way to go. For more information on getting that perfect Boho-Chic style, visit the Medallion Blog.