Take a large enough portion of eclecticism, add some flamboyance to it from theatrical artistry and completely forget about current trends. That’s how you get ‘boho’. This is a reflection of how you look at life and how you picture boho as. We won’t be exaggerating if we say whimsical attitude and witty nature are all that boho chic is made up of.
Bring bohemian style to your bedroom, the most personal space at your home, to give an eclectic and sheer feeling of breaking the rules while embracing them your own way. Here are the top 10 ways to adorn your bedroom with boho-chic that have been well coveted for in recent times:
1. Bohemian Portraits
From Frida Kahlo to Margaret Olley- you do have one or more favorite bohemians, don’t you? Well, hang a portrait of the bohemianism of whom you admire the most. This boho-chic idea will inspire you, give you a daily sense of the adventures they had and add to your bohemian décor. These will further inspire you to embrace bohemianism and make the most of it.
2. Boho Wall-Art
Is there a blank wall in your bedroom? Oh, that’s abhorrent! Put up some classy and boho-chic artworks on the wall. Put up a collage of tour-de-your life or some murals celebrating human physique as the subject. Put a perfect blend of flamboyance and nudity in the form of Lindsay prints (famous for the work of naked nymphs) adding to the boho-chic of your bedroom.
3. A Color Riot
Forget the posh magazines claiming this color is in, that is not in interior design. Remember, the wrong color is anathema in a bohemian décor. If your heart says to go for shocking pink with the combination of nude gray, just follow it. Eccentric color combinations such as purple, green and orange are always ‘yay’ in bohemian style. Ditch the conventional color scheme and choose what brings more touches of boho chic in your bedroom.
4. Be Creative With Mundane Things
Execute the bohemian style you hold close to your heart in your creations. This may be a poem, a piece of craft, a loincloth with fabric paints, or a piece of embroidery by you. Choose a corner of your bedroom where your own style is reflected in your work. Even a simple boho-chic element like a chair painted by you will do the magic in your bedroom.
5.Contrast Patterns And Textures
Most of the uber-chic home décor suggestions would say more than one pattern in a room distracts one from another. But when it’s about boho chic, they interact with each other. Earthy tones, Tibetan rug, paired with a satin bedspread- a whole riot of textures and patterns in one small world that you call your bedroom. That’s how you slay the bohemian style!
6. Bed – The Platform Of Artwork
Make your bedroom more inviting by adding bohemian décor elements to the bed itself. You are yourself in your bedroom, right? Reflect the boho chic in you by setting up a rustic wood made bed, spreading a vibrant colored carpet and piling up cushions on the bed. No element would overpower the other but add intriguing texture to the entire décor. This set up surely won’t allow you to leave your bedroom, or the bed for that matter, anytime early!
7. Bedroom Backdrop
To match your bohemian style, bring uniqueness to the backdrop also. Bohemian canopies decorated with beads are an excellent choice. Bring color to the backdrop by choosing a piece of silk fabric or a boldly colorful suzani. A simple piece of heirloom quilt lined with fringes can also do wonders. Apply your own creativity and attach laces on a piece of a shawl. Now, that’s what you call boho chic. If your bedroom has a high ceiling, these backdrops will be adding more drama to it.
8. Furniture – Antique And Intriguing
If bohemia runs in your family then you must be having an antique furniture piece or two tucked somewhere in your house. Add more character to your bedroom with these boho-chic antique pieces. Bring one table or a bedside cabinet to your bedroom and make it more intriguing by hand-painting. It can be wildly unconventional or revived by you. Just be yourself when you plan your bedroom décor to herald the bohemian style running in your blood.
9. Let There Be ‘Boho’ Light
Lanterns with fretwork, scented candles in filigree candle-holders, colorful globes are the options you should choose from when you light up your bedroom. Bohemian style lighting is all about warmth put indirectly. Vintage lampshades add an antique touch to your bedroom. You may hang the lights or put lanterns that hang to the floor. At the end of the day, this bedroom will look welcoming to you with the mysterious magic of light and shadow.
10. Curtain Call
Bohemian curtains are the last but not the least in this list of boho-chic elements that will deck up your bedroom. Curtains with unusual prints, textured motifs, fringes and laces abstract ideas- all can qualify for what you would like to refer to as bohemian curtains. The biggest advantage? You can mix and not match.
Put up curtains of different designs and textures. The already intriguing bedroom will be more reflective of your inner bohemia. Pair the curtain style with a modern bedside table or a rug on the floor. You are good to go rocking the boho style in your bedroom.
It is difficult to define boho or bohemia altogether. When you put boho within a confined area, it possesses the ability to make you want to glide along with the boho flow.
Albeit anti-style, nothing expresses love for art, travel, paint, color, adventure like boho chic does. Your bedroom is the perfect place to flaunt your die-hard love for bohemia with contrasts, antique, and vintage going hand in hand.
Remember Mandy Hale saying “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” The end of a tiring day brings you to your bedroom where the bohemia is all set up to welcome you, embrace you, and wash you off your tiredness for the bedroom is the place where you ‘breathe, trust and let go’.