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How to Decorate Your Home Bohemian Style

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

In this blog we will explore:

Bohemian Decor

Where to Buy Boho

Originating in Paris in the 19th century, the Bohemian style or Boho was inspired by the creative minds of artists, writers, nomads, and performers of the area. They focused on the importance of creativity instead of the need for money.

I’ve always been fascinated by the origins of design. Maybe that’s why my YouTube focuses on the creative processes instead of the “how-to” perspective. The history of the bohemian style is fascinating to me. An article I read, A Bohemian History by The Design Nomad, pointed out that the style has an Indian flare due to the original Bohémien people. Inaccurately, they were identified as migrants from Bohemia when these gypsies, as they were called, came from India.

They went on to explain, “The term Bohemianism first emerged in the early nineteenth century during a time when financially struggling artists, writers, and musicians began to populate the lower-rent, lower class, Romani neighbourhoods of France.

Many artists were frustrated by the confines of the stodgy and small-minded bourgeois middle-class life which focused largely on propriety and conformation.”

Bohemian interior design is still one of the most carefree design styles you can choose for your home. It is the perfect style for those looking to express themselves in a free-spirited, whimsical way.

Bohemian Decor

in my blog, What are Design Styles and How to Choose Yours, I outlined the key elements of bohemian are:

  • Asymmetrical layout

  • Casual

  • Carefree

  • Bold palettes mixed with neutrals

  • Contrasting colors

  • Layers of texture

  • Distressed, mismatched furniture

  • Rattan and cane pieces

  • Mixed patterns

  • No such thing as too much

  • Plants

The best bohemian decor embraces maximalism, is colorful, free-spirited, and encourages expressing individualism.

I could go on and on trying to describe boho, but this go-round, I feel it’s best just to show you some examples of bohemian interior design.

These examples are entirely unique and have small touches that I love—for instance, HomeDecorDestiny's butterflies on the ceiling and the vibrant color choices from DecorThyNest.

Where to Buy Boho

The great thing about the bohemian style is that you can find decor items in many places. Let’s look at a few places you can visit online to find Bohemian home decor, including places you can do boho on a budget.


Light In The Box

Cat Cow Collective

English Elm

As you can see from my home decor examples, you don't have to be rich to afford unique pieces for your home. Take your time, shop around, and the perfect piece will find you.

I hope you found inspiration in what I've shown you today. Now it's your turn! Go out, create something authentically you, and inspire others.

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