Have you always wanted a more artsy and free-spirited space, but you never quite had the courage to try it? Then 2019 might be your year for getting an exciting boho style, since it’s showing back up in home trends this year. Short for bohemian, boho style is all about finding what’s unique, fun, interesting, artsy and relaxed for a home.
For instance, boho style tends to emphasize bright colors, complex prints, unique furniture and anything that make a space unusual. Because of these elements, every boho style has its own unique look. So take a look below for some inspiration on how to incorporate this look into your home.
Colorful Fabrics on the Wall
One key hallmark of the boho style is bold and colorful patterns in fabrics. Because they look so cultural, they also help give your space a globe-trotting, free-spirited vibe common in the boho style, even if you don’t travel as much as you’d like to.
The photo above shows how using these prints and textures in unusual ways helps add to the artsy feel. For instance, you might hang one of these fabrics on the wall as unconventional, free-flowing artwork. The boho style is also one of high contrast, so feel free to mix and match patterns that normally wouldn’t go together, like in the photo above.
Rustic Brick and Funky Furniture for a Boho Style
Not many people think to combine a boho look with rustic interiors. However, it makes sense. The boho look arose out of the bohemian lifestyle of the 19th Century and onward. It was once marked by unconventional lifestyles for the times, frugality and a life devoted to artistic pursuits. As such, many bohemians lived in the then affordable artistic districts of large cities, one of the most popular examples being Greenwich Village.
So by choosing either a purposefully rustic or industrial interior, you could effectively create a feeling of those early days art district apartments. You can see in the photo above how rustic brick also combines with a funky hammock to form a free-spirited boho vibe.
Purposefully Mismatched Furniture
One of the ways to get a boho look with the biggest impact is to go for uncommon furniture pieces. This instantly packs a feeling of free-spirited unconventionality. You can see in the photo above how such a free-spirited look was achieved by combing a rustic wood loveseat with a minimalist metal chair and coffee table.
Additional elements in the room add to the boho look, too. Textured elements like the frayed wall hangings and pouf in the bottom right corner add texture. Different patterns like the wall hanging to the left create a cultured feel. And there are plenty of artistic elements on the shelves.
Go Chic with a Single Bright Fabric
One way to go for a boho look that’s on the easier side is to choose a single bright fabric as the room’s focal point. A good example is the cover on the bed in the photo above. The neutral colors in the rest of the room help the cover easily become the focal point.
Once you have your focal point fabric, you can add subtle boho elements around the room. For instance, cultural elements like the dream catchers above the bed help create a boho feel. The surfboards are a unique twist that adds a further care-free feel.
As you can see, it’s hard to prescribe exactly what a boho space should be. Boho spaces are as unique as possible. So you might combine some of the ideas above or find your own pieces. The true fun with the boho style is to make it uniquely you.