Natural materials, warm colors, and a little courage for the unconventional – a Boho-style interior is ideal for all globetrotters, free spirits, and hippies. In the following, we reveal how to recreate the typical Boho style mix yourself and which five things should be present for this.
What is the Boho Style?
Boho is an abbreviation for “Bohemian” or the French word “Bohème”. In the 19th century France, intellectual free spirits, especially artists, celebrated an unconventional lifestyle and thus rebelled against the philistine bourgeoisie. Originally, however, the term “bohemian” refers to the lifestyle of Bohemian gypsies who roamed the countryside dressed in colorful clothes and on colorful floats. During the flower power era in the 1960s, boho style came back as hippie chic, and now in the 21st century has been trending as an interior design style for years.
Fortunately, if you want to bring a little boho chic into your home, you don’t have to replace the entire interior. Just a few elements like special decorations, a new wall color, and one or two pieces of furniture will bring a boho look to your home.
1st ingredients for the boho style: sustainable materials and textiles with different textures.
The interior style, which was still unusual in the 19th century, was a sign of poverty. A lack of materials meant being frugal and conscious of what you had. Today, sustainability is still part of boho-style living. Classic fabrics are, for example, linen or cotton, which you can use for years. However, do not just combine different types of textiles for boho chic, but be bold and go for strong tones such as bright blue, yellow, and warm reds.
2nd ingredients for boho style: plants, plants, and more plants
Plants are indispensable elements in the bohemian style; the more, the better. They not only make a room more lively and cozy but bring a whole dose of color and freshness and perfectly match furniture and decor made of rattan and bamboo. Exotic houseplants such as Monstera are always suitable for the style of living. However, it’s not much about the plants but how they are staged. For a successful look, you can hide the planters in seagrass or rattan baskets, for example. They were climbing and hanging plants packed in beautiful hanging baskets made of macramé.
3rd ingredient for boho style: ethnic designs and everything else you can find
Pillows, plaids with ikat patterns, wall hangings, and rugs with ethnic designs should not be missing in this style of living and bring warmth and coziness into your own four walls. Just keep your eyes open on your next vacation to capture the flair from distant lands. Souvenirs from the last trip can be perfectly integrated into the uncomplicated Bohemian style. Rather more than too little is the order of the day for the typical boho look. And if you are rare on long-distance travel, watch online or in the next city for decorations from Africa, Asia, or the Orient. Brass and copper objects, oriental wall mirrors, lamps, woven baskets, and wooden bowls are hideous accessories that perfectly fit the hippie style.
4th ingredient for Boho style: folklore patterns
Folklore means colorful! The diverse patterns on pillows, blankets, and rugs take us to dreamlike settings worldwide. Embroidery, fringes, pom-poms, tassels – everything is allowed. Rules for combining? There are none with boho style!
5th ingredients for Boho style: furniture made of wood, bamboo, and rattan
A daybed made of bamboo in retro style, bamboo stools as side tables, or a sideboard made of wood with Viennese weave. The Boho living style fits furniture made of natural materials, just like the Boho style itself in the trend. Especially rattan furniture looks very light and always immediately reminds you of summer. But also a pouf made of leather fits the interior.