Ok, so you’re into minimalism. Thumbs up! And you love the modern era with all its iconic sleek, airy furniture. Swell! But you’re also into art gallery walls, because life without art is meaningless. Vignettes that ooze a sense of creativity are a must for you… And obviously, you’re into plants. Lots of plants. Not to mention, texture! You add layers anywhere possible using throw pillows, blankets, rugs and furs. BUT, you’re not into colors in a big way. And you don’t really lead an unconventional lifestyle. Therefore, you’re not a true follower of Bohemianism. So what’s your decorating style? Can you really mix all these? Definitely, because bohemian decor can create the accents you need to punctuate your creative decorating style, whatever that may be.
A true bohemian decorating style is really casual, playful and I think it’s safe to say eccentric. It is really heavy on patterns and textures. It embraces earthly colors and blends them all in an artistic kind of way with unique and unusual furniture. Its charm lies heavily on the worldliness of its decor: Aztec patterns, Rwenzori baskets and Moroccan lanterns, ottomans, poufs and rugs for instance. However, Moroccan style is not the same Bohemian style, despite the fact that they overlap each other. They share the same love for pattern mixing and bright, earthly color blending. But, Moroccan style has a distinct Moorish influence that Bohemian style does not.
What’s interesting lately though, is to watch how bohemian decor is being adopted within the framework of other decorating styles, such as the eclectic mix and match. Lately, the monochromatic phase of Scandinavian minimalism seems to be coming to an end, and I love how bohemian decor elements are integrated more and more in Scandi (or should I say Nordic?) interiors, making everything so much more lively, playful and interesting. This Scandi boho fusion is gaining some serious fans (including myself). At first, there was a craze over Moroccan rugs with that diamond shape (Beni Ourain for those who need the official term). Shortly after, macramé and wall hangings kept on popping around. Nowadays, I believe that we’ll be seeing more color accents, starting with blue, and a lot more pattern mixing; it is the rising decorating trend after all. And let’s not forget the house plants, that are turning homes into tiny urban jungles – another telltale sign of bohemian decor.
Now even if you’re unsure how to introduce bohemian decor in your home, then I guarantee you that the following few ideas (other than Moroccan lanterns) are totally failproof and the best starting point: baskets for your plants, a macramé besides an art gallery wall will surely add that desired boho flair, and a Moroccan ivory and charcoal rug (best suited in a bedroom in my opinion) as an easy way to start layering in pattern and texture.
Their organic vibe and neutral palette are totally compatible with any style. From then onwards, you could built on it with more patterned textiles, wallpapers and colors. It’s all up to you now… 😉