Although it’s a bit unfair to dub it a trend, the timeless boho lifestyle is one of the most holistic, nature-inspired approaches to everything from fashion, all the way to interior design. If you already wear those lovely linen summer dresses, colorful sandals, not to mention supporting your local jewelry designers, it’s only natural you’d want your home to reflect those same vibes.
Celebrating your connection to Mother Nature in your own home starts with you defining what boho really means in your life. There are ways you can combine traditional design ideas with those boho essentials, but you can also fully redesign your home décor to reflect your boho spirit. Organizing your space to create a boho atmosphere will help you extend your lifestyle even further, bring you serenity, and allow you to turn your home into an oasis. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when you’re ready for the redesign to begin.
Sustainability at the heart of it all
You know that people in Scandinavia take excellent care of the environment, and they do so by supporting green brands, picking natural materials, and sticking to clean and functional design solutions. Well, in recent years, inspired by that Scandi spirit, a boho-Scandi fusion has come to life, and it might be the perfect fit for you.
The primary element of this blended design approach is the focus on sustainability, so it’s up to you to find a way to pick functional and beautiful pieces for your boho home. Recycled, upcycled, pre-loved, all made of nature-approved materials is a good start. Plus, the neutral tones of such furniture will help you pick out colorful and playful details to get that desired romantic feel.
Natural, durable, and comfortable
Now that you’ve taken care of sustainability in your interior design, you can go for accessories and accents that will bring your boho space to life while retaining the same values. For starters, to boost comfort and the look of your rooms cozy, you can draw inspiration from New Zealand homeowners who tend to add lightweight, breezy curtains, functional and beautiful rugs, and layered throws.
You can easily find durable and beautiful rugs in NZ that have versatile patterns, including that distressed boho look, all the way to tribal patterns. Some are textured to add another dimension to your décor, while others are sleek and pastel, to set the tone and the mood of the space.
Bring in some greenery
Perhaps the most important element in the boho look is bringing nature indoors. Botanicals of all sorts are the go-to source of inspiration for boho souls, and they will be the deciding element in defining your home’s sense of serenity. Plants help you reconnect with nature and weave this bond throughout the design seamlessly – because, let’s face it, plants go with everything.
Juxtaposing your steel or bronze-framed mirrors, and perfectly belonging with your patterned wall tapestry, a few potted plants, a vertical garden taking over the entire brick wall, or even adding to your kitchen’s purpose will be a perfect romantic addition to your home interior.
Materials that celebrate boho
The beauty of boho is that you can easily mix and match modern and rustic expressions in the same home, which will in fact, allow you to make your space look more authentic and personalized. This is where the selection of materials becomes crucial, since boho is very versatile.
Go for natural fabrics that are both durable and good for the environment, as we’ve already mentioned that this is a huge element of the bohemian lifestyle. Consider cotton or linen curtains and covers, but also furniture made of jute, wood, and wicker, even for the indoors. It makes your living room feel like a garden, while retaining the modern comfort that such a room should have. Distressed materials are a brilliant way to create that shabby-chic atmosphere, even in a contemporary boho design.
Bring out your artsy side
Earthy tones, natural materials in their richest hues, and the colorful patterns you can easily find on carpets, rugs, and throw pillows and blankets aren’t the only way to add color to your interior. When you plan to go boho, turn to your creative self for inspiration and look for local artists that share your enthusiasm for this lifestyle.
You’ll find that their often colorful and vibrant work will elevate your boho design with ease. Whether you choose portraits, natural scenery, or abstract work, you’ll find that paintings, sculptures, and other artwork can bring a pop of color instantly to any of your rooms.
Some people naturally gravitate towards all things boho, while others discover this connection later in life, as they learn to appreciate nature more and find it more soothing to create a boho-inspired nook in the midst of an urban jungle. Whatever prompted you to consider this shift in décor, remember these ideas when it’s time to pick out the right furniture and accessories – this guide will help you achieve your design dreams and live your boho life to the fullest.