Boho style has become very popular in the past few years. The term “boho” is used to describe an eclectic and artistic sense of style. It helps to understand the roots of this style before you try to pull off the look in a room in your home. You don’t want to just add this look to your room without knowing what it means.
You may have heard of the word “boho” before, but what does it mean? Boho is short for the French word bohémian, which refers to a group of people who traveled from Bohemia, a region in the Czech Republic. The boho look is eclectic, with a focus on the 60s and 70s.
Mix and Match Colors and Patterns
This is your space. Don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with color and patterns. One trick to mix and match colors and patterns is to use matching throw pillows. Look for home furnishings and accessories with bright color and patterns such as paisley print. Mix them with tribal prints, animal prints, and geometric prints that are popular with boho style.
Combine Natural With Rustic Finishes
Boho style is similar to hippie style in that it incorporates a lot of accessories made from natural materials such as hemp, wood, and rattan. You may want to add a woven mat, a tribal print rug, or a vegan leather chair. While natural elements are key, don’t be afraid to use metallic finishes in your room.
Don’t Be Afraid to Shop Vintage
Like most trends, boho rooms must have vintage pieces. Rather than shopping at the flea market or consignment shop, you should focus on home furnishings from the late 60s and early 70s. One idea is to utilize a glass lamp from the 1970s or a wall of magazine covers from that era.
Focus On Culture
No boho room would be complete without a mix of arts and culture. You can shop for rare art books for your coffee table, pop art for your wall, and mosaic pieces. Don’t be afraid to go the global route and include pieces such as Buddha statues, Moroccan rugs, Indian tribal prints, and Chinese silk curtains.
Don’t forget the paint. University Painters can help you with your next project if you want to transform one of your rooms. Speak with one of our estimators so we can work with you on your budget and project details.