Bohemian interior design, also known as Boho Chic or Eclectic, is a popular style for interiors today. It is now associated with people who are considered offbeat and artistic. It tends to show off a freer type of personality.
Originally the term bohemian refered to people from Bohemia, Central Europe. It took on a meaning that referred mostly to those who were very unconventional to the standards of the time.
It began to characterize people who didn’t care about typical societal standards. Especially things like their homes or their own physical appearance, but this has certainly changed today. Commonly people who were bohemian would find a place to live that would always presumably be temporary, and would be ready to move at a moments notice. This would include taking on random objects that you could easily take with them, or left behind if need be.
Constant travel was an important aspect of the bohemian lifestyle. So naturally you associate the bohemian style with aspects of travel, like mis-matched furniture and assorted patterns. It is considered timeless and includes some major up-cycling of just about anything you can imagine.
Textiles is perhaps the most important feature of bohemian design. This includes pillows, rugs, drapery, and upholstery.
Patterns, color, and texture, should all be equally important. There needs to be a real contrast and absolutely no matching necessary.
Solids are fine, but I recommend staying away unless it is to bring in some strong color.
The busier the patterns the better.
When in doubt, choosing a Moroccan style lantern is a great way to go.
Natural light a nice feature, so allow as much of this as you possibly can.
Colored glass is a gorgeous element during the day or night.
Hanging lanterns from the walls or in corners is oh so bohemian.
Oversized lamps and lanterns are usually key here.
It is best when it is distressed and looks old.
There is no concern for style or time period. The greater the variety of time, the better off you are.
Comfort is highly important when you are thinking about soft goods.
Pillows. Just add a whole lot of pillows.
Wrought iron is nice whether it’s used for accessories or furniture. Accessories usually gives you more options.
Moroccan poufs are quite popular right now and are such a good way to bring in a fun color or pattern.
Don’t forget that oversized mirror leaning against one of your walls. It’s a bohemian trademark.
It should be another reflection of time. Pieces to signify many different periods.
Portraits, landscapes, or abstracts. They are all so different, and look so great when used together.
Fill walls with multiple pieces. Here more is always better.by