Bohemian, or boho-chic, décor is having a very big moment in interior design right now. And it’s no wonder. The anything-goes, more-is-more, fashion-forward look actually has a relaxed, inviting vibe that works in both large and small spaces. When you’re creating a bohemian-inspired home, you can let your artistic side roam freely, mixing unconventional pieces with the items you treasure and textures you love.
A boho-inspired space is eclectic, whimsical, and personalized to the owner. There really are no rules when it comes to bohemian décor, but if you don’t know where to start, here are some tips to bring easy, breezy boho vibes to your home.
Keep It Casual
To achieve the slightly chaotic, unmatched look of bohemian styling, it's important to keep the elements in your space casual,. Don’t worry about matching the finishes and color of your furniture or décor items. And if you do have formal pieces, like an antique armoire that’s been handed down to you, accent it with a colorful, woven planter to balance out your room and maintain a laid-back vibe.
Incorporate Bold Patterns
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns; if you like something, use it, even if you aren’t sure it will necessarily match. Bold colors and unique patterns—like stripes, paisley, plaid, or tribal designs—can add a touch of creativity to your space. If you’re just starting to accumulate your décor, start with a neutral base and add pops of colors with baskets, bowls, or even coasters. If you’re ready to dive right into the bohemian look, embrace rich, jewel-tone hues and add contrasting accents. The best way to build a cool, carefree vibe is to mix things up.
Add Some Organization
Because there are no rules and more is more with Bohemian styling, rooms can tend to teeter on the edge of feeling a little chaotic. Carefully chosen storage pieces can help you hide a mess while keeping with your relaxed vibes. For instance, use a colorfully patterned tray to display a collection, keep kitchen utensils in place with a woven vase, and store go-to items in a fun and funky, fringed market basket. For items you don’t want to showcase, like extra blankets, magazines, or miscellaneous knick-knacks, inside a lidded basket keeps them out of sight.
Embrace One-of-a-Kind Pieces
Once your space is put together and complete, it will have a truly one-of-a-kind look that reflects your personality and story. Building this story with handmade pieces just adds to make it even more unique. KAZI’s items are all hand-woven by artisans in Africa, and have their own special spin. When you’re creating your décor and starting with hand crafted pieces, you’re laying the foundation for a space that’s totally individualized to your taste.
Take Your Time Building Your Decor
While a well-worn leather couch or large painting from a beloved artist can be a big-ticket focal point in your room, not every bohemian-inspired item needs to be a splurge. The idea is to tell a story, so smaller investments like baskets, textiles, and vases can be accumulated over time. They can add layers of dimension and texture to your space to tie your ambiance together without feeling forced or inauthentic.
Dress Up Your Walls
Bohemian style is less about simplicity, and more about…more. With this décor style, you can fill up every inch of your walls with the things you love—and you don’t have to worry about items and artwork matching. Pair your thrift store finds with artwork, family photos, textiles, and KAZI’s Wall Décor. The beautiful thing about the boho style is that everything ends up looking amazing together, even if they don’t necessarily match at all. Create a bold collage and mix antique frames with contemporary paintings and colorful, hand-woven fans. The more textures, colors, and patterns you can incorporate, the better. Think outside the box as far as layout and items, and use your walls as a place to display your personality and adventures.
Bring the Outside In
Bohemian décor shares a strong connection with nature, so fill your home with the greenery and plants that make you happy. Whether it’s a cluster of succulents, small tree, or leafy fern, you can never have enough plants. Mix and match our vibrant planters to build an indoor garden with a laidback ambiance.
Ultimately, bohemian décor is all about expressing your personality and telling your story. With KAZI’s handmade products, you’re bringing the voice of African artisans into your home for a unique look that you can make all your own. For more inspiration and to view all our products, visit KAZI online.