Style Guide: Boho Chic
Flip through home decor magazines and it’s obvious that one of the reigning queens of interior design is boho chic. Boho chic is an artsy style that features an eclectic mix of several different aesthetics. It celebrates quirky accent pieces, vintage finds, bold patterns, and bright colors. Done right, boho-style can make a room feel fresh, fun, and loaded with personality. Done wrong, and your living space could end up looking like an overstuffed curiosity shop.
Here are our tips for adding just the right amount of boho chic to your home.
Pick a Focal Point
One key to boho chic is choosing a large element to serve as the anchor of the room’s decor. This could be a bedspread in a wild pattern, a vintage movie poster, a velvet lounge chair in an unexpected color, or even a rug like this one with an oversized print.
Pictured: Safavieh Medallions Charcoal Rug
Experiment with Shapes
If prints and bright colors are a little bold for your taste, experiment with a variety of shapes, which is very boho-chic, while retaining a more muted color palette. For instance, instead of pairing this angled bench with an equally angled chair, try something plush and rounded in a similar color or material.
Try Different Materials
Rather than buying a matching dining set, add a little boho-style to your eating experience by mixing and matching chairs made of different materials.
Embrace Accent Pieces
Mix and match figurines, curio pieces, vases and bowls to give life to shelves and even the center of the coffee table. Choose items that tell a story (your grandmother’s favorite hat, book-ends you bought in Spain) or those that show off your personality. Don’t be afraid to pair new pieces with vintage finds–just remember to favor quality over quantity and tie the objects together through a simple color palette like the photo above.
Indulge in Some Art
Looking to make a room feel instantly boho chic? Cover one or more walls in a mosaic of framed pieces. Mix and match mirrors, artwork and photos in different shapes, sizes and even colors.
Take a Shortcut with Bedding
If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your bedroom, decorate with bedding that isn’t identically matching pieces. The option below feels cohesive, thanks to its color palette, but the variety of throw pillows give it a looser, more eclectic vibe.
Pictured: Blissliving® Malia Bedding
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