Hello dear readers, I am so happy to greet you once again for a new article on « The talk ». I hope you are all doing amazingly great and that everything went into your favor since the last time we connected. As you may remember, 3 weeks ago I asked you what was the subject you wanted me to address in « The Talk », and the majority of you requested me to address the bohemian interior style. Therefore the main focus of today's topic will be on how to achieve a boho chic interior design in just 5 simple steps.
What is a boho-chic interior you may ask, well boho which is short for bohemian derives from the French word for « gypsy » which is most of the time link to an unusual artistic way of life. This interior style most of the time evoke a space of travelers, artists, free spirits, and hippies, where the individuals own personal personality and aesthetic shine through. Due to the free expression, the colorful pieces, and the unconventional display that a bohemian interior required can make the room appear a bit messy and cluster. Therefore, the efficient mix between a bohemian style and a chic interior touch is the perfect blend to host a peaceful interior that is your own but doesn't suffocate your guest.
1- MORE is MORE:
In opposite to the minimalism philosophy, Boho-chic embraces the « more is more » concept, as a way to fill the space with the more personality possible in order to create a feeling overflowing with life and uniqueness. An interior that embraces Boho-Chic should appear busy, almost chaotic, and yet confident and happy in its fullness. Cover the walls with beloved items, fill surfaces with textiles and color, and layer, then layer, then layer again.
Bohemian Style Tip: Embrace handmade items into your space. Because the entire style is focused on the sense of unique individuality, handmade items are a perfect component.
2- Don’t shy away from vintages pieces:
Boho-chic pieces of furniture are usually a perfect mix between the old and the new. Space should be filled up with items collected over time and with pieces that express a personal story dear to your heart. Going to your local vintage store will definitely help you acquired electric pieces that will fit right in each room to make them personal yet different from one another. Have fun exploring the emotional benefits of juxtaposing older and modern items together in order to create your sacral temple.
Boho-chic Style Tip: Bohemian style is reminiscent of the hippy culture of the 1960s and 1970s, so don’t be afraid to add a mid-century lamp with a patterned rug in front of an accent wall filled with all your favorite photographs and trinket gained during travel destinations.
3- Mix pattern and colors:
Don’t be afraid to mix vibrant colors with diverse bold pattern into your space, the goal is to fill every space with an object you love even tho they may not match together. Be creative in the choice of your pieces of furniture because each room is an open book reflecting your life. Due to the « no rules » characterize of a boho-chic interior, there is no right way to mix colors and pattern together, although most of the adept of a boho-chic opt for warm colors such as deep brown, greens, and grey, you still are free to accessorize the space with saturated purple, electric blue, and dyed textiles and patterns bringing exoticism forth to your interior.
Boho-chic Style Tip: Remember to be creative in the choice of accessories and items of furniture, but in order to make them appear even more clearly, I’ll advise you to keep your walls completely white in order to avoid a cluster feel unto space.
4- Warm lighting for a cozy feeling:
Because you are trying to create a cozy space for yourself, the lighting is an important component of your design, soft lighting creates a welcoming feel and comforting atmosphere that will tie the design together. This lighting option that hovers around the sense of serenity provides an excellent contrast to the near-chaos that is everywhere else in your Boho-chic interior due to the eclectic accessories and color palette.
5- Celebrate diverse culture in your space:
Boho decorating is for anyone who wants their homes full of life, and culture. The style has a history of celebrating wandering artists and art forms from around the world, therefore, every accessory present in the space needs to have a global feel. Items such as a traditional Moroccan statue, Buddha statues, African tribal print rugs, and others need to tell a story of your travels.
That's it guys, I hope my top 5 pieces of advice were valuable to you and helped you in your understanding of bohemian interior design. As a little surprise, I decided to add to this article a DIY video on 2 amazing bohemian decoration you can easily make to add to your space, hope you will enjoy it and until next time take care of yourself. ♡