Modern bohemian design is about embracing the easy-breezy West Coast vibe for a space that keeps the noise of daily life at bay. It’s easy to see why it has become the go-to choice for bedrooms and where we go when we need some R&R.
Lis Engelhart is Good Housekeeping’s visual styling director. She loves how boho styling evokes a destination such as a boutique hotel or beach getaway. It’s the kind of relaxed and dreamy vibe you want in your bedroom.
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Learn how to create an inviting escape at home in just 4 steps.
Select a calm color scheme
Get out your paintbrush because boho bedrooms with white walls are the best. What does it matter what color you choose? Oh, yeah. Engelhart recommends choosing warmer tones that are more soothing to the eyes, such as Behr Swiss Coffee. “Test samples on all four walls to determine how light affects the shade.”
You can then tap into the serenity and beauty of nature by adding earthy colors like terracotta or camel to your color palette. For added buoyancy, reduce the saturation of the supporting colors if you have a smaller space.
To add texture, pile on the personality.
A patchwork of texture details will give your sanctuary character and depth. Add mismatched pillows and tassels to your chairs and bed for some extra flair. Your restful retreat may fall apart without these finishing touches.
Let’s not forget the bed frame, the centrepiece of any room. Choose a wood option that shows off its grain, or go for one of Engelhart’s favourite trends: rattan.
She says that caned and rattan furniture resembles outdoor furniture and brings a vacation vibe to indoor spaces. These textural materials are versatile and can be used in contemporary and traditional spaces.
You need to ensure that everything is in its right place.
Handwoven baskets are a great way to manage your clutter. They’re a key part of any boho style. Ehgelhart says that a thoughtful placement can help you optimize your routine. According to Ehgelhart, a small basket placed on your nightstand could house your night creams, eye masks and the latest book in your library.
Bonus: Because baskets don’t have lids, you can see everything and keep it in your sight. This means that you won’t miss a chance to use your essentials. Engelhart says, “If it’s visible, you will use it.”
Could you give it a final flourish?
Boho design is all about blurring the line between indoors and outdoors. It takes only a few air-purifying plants such as philodendrons, snake plants, and lavender. Don’t you have a green thumb? No worries. Mix faux and fresh greenery for a mini jungle that is much easier to maintain.
The first step is to “plant” the faux flowers in real baskets or pots. To complete the illusion, add decorative moss and bend the stems to face the sun. Finally, place a watering container nearby. You can even buy dried palm fronds or pampas grass. After everything is set up, take a deep breath, grab a book, and get into your paradise.