Boho décor is idyllic when you’re standing barefoot on a beach in Tulum, just a stone’s throw away from a beach bar filled with hammocks, woven furniture, and an entire jungle’s full of plants. In practicality though, full-blown bohemian style doesn’t always lend itself to city apartments or family homes, so how do you get that carefree vibe while still creating an elevated and elegant space that fits the needs of your busy life or your growing family?
The key is striking the right balance between modern and bohemian-chic—like interior designer Cortney Bishop did in the home below. A far cry from the more messy-looking bohemian spaces, this chic home effortlessly blends the coveted laid-back style in a convenient modern setting. If you’re looking to get a similar look in your own home, we break down how to get the look in every single room of your house.
Ready to make your home feel like a mini-vacation? These bohemian décor ideas are too good to pass up.
In the Entryway
In the entryway, try adding a long vintage runner to give your space more depth and character. If there’s room, add a streamlined antique bench with a few colorful worldly pillows, and finish off the look with a wall hanging and a plant.
In the Kitchen
The key to an elegant boho kitchen is to keep the structure of the space clean and modern while adding smaller bohemian accents. Add a vintage runner to start. Cover your counter stool seats in a vintage fabric like an indigo mud cloth. For your lighting, try pendants made out of humble materials like rattan or ceramic. Finally, finish off with handmade pottery and plants.
In the Dining Room
A dining room can sometimes feel serious or austere, but there are ways to soften up a space to make it feel more boho and laid-back. Try adding a Turkish kilim rug on the floor. Add patterned drapery and other textiles on your dining room chairs or benches. Lastly, add a ton of towering trees and plants to fill awkward corners.
In the Bedroom
A great bohemian-chic bedroom is all about the layering of textiles. With a large neutral vintage rug and patterned curtains, you have the base to create a beautiful space. Layer neutral textural bedding, from pillows to comforters, and throws, and add as many upholstered pieces in the room as you can. Lastly, finish off with a woven rope pendant or sconce to give your room that coveted boho flair.
In the Living Room
In the living room, go wild with textiles. Mix and match colorful patterns from all corners of the world—while keeping the larger furniture and rugs neutral to give your space a more elevated feel. Instead of artwork, adorn your walls with mementos like guitars, ukuleles, or even skulls (they can be fake)! Finish everything off with plants and more plants.