Creating Your Dream Boho Home: 6 Key Essentials
If you’re like me, you LOVE the look of a cozy, bohemian home. From years of being on Pinterest (seriously YEARS- I’ve been on since 2012), I’ve seen countless images of boho decor. After awhile the visual of a boho home starts to really stick in your head.
While doing blogging research, the first thing that came up when I searched boho on Pinterest was:
Boho living room
Boho bedroom decor
Pinterest made it pretty clear that boho decor is what’s popular right now- which makes me so happy!
But if you’re like most people, you don’t know where to start with your decor. Especially because there’s a lot that goes into a bohemian home so you might not know where to start.
That’s why I put together this list to help you create your dream home!
The first and most important element to a bohemian home is texture! Texture refers to how something feels. You might be confused on what I mean by this. The visual below will help you identify where the texture in the room is.
These items will help you add texture:
- Pillows (specifically with fringe or faux fur)
- Wicker chairs, baskets, decor
- Distressed furniture
You may have noticed in a lot of “boho decor” inspo photos that they always have lots of pillows. I’ll be honest, bohemian does not follow the less is more rule. In fact, I sometimes think it’s the opposite! Pillows, especially with texture like I described above, really put together a bohemian house.
Here is an example-
I would say a good rule of thumb is to have around 4-5 pillows for the couch and bed. Make a couple of them simple, a few with texture, and a couple with faux fur.
I feel like plants are necessary in any home. They not only look pretty but are actually great for health too. Plants have been shown to increase productivity by 15% and they also increase the air quality around you.
In boho homes, lots of plants are used. Some trendy plants that can jazz up your room include:
- String of Pearls
- Fiddle Leaf Fig
- Spider Plant
Another way to increase your “bohoness” (is that a word? lol) is to put them in cute, eccentric pots.
Remember, plants are alive and do require care. You can also consider fake plants as well. And please remember that certain plants are poisonous to pets. Cats especially love to chew on greens. I have one cat who eats anything green including kale, spinach, lettuce- really any plant in sight. For this reason I have to be really cautious about what plants I have in my home.
My next essential is rugs. Having a staple rug is important when it comes to creating a bohemian home. Staple rugs typically either have texture, patterns, or colors.
If you’re like me and don’t want to spend a lot of money on rugs (I have 3 cats and hairballs + rugs don’t mix well) here’s 3 great places to buy them for less-
- Rugs USA
Not any chair, but something unique to add to the space. I would say this option isn’t necessary, but I think it adds a nice touch. You can see in the images below how the chair ties the room together.
Wicker chairs, hanging hammock chairs, and woven chairs are all great options. If your budget is tight, a floor cushion or pouf ottoman will also do!
Tip: Check out thrift stores! It can be a hit or miss, but worth a try so you can save some dollars!
Remember how I said more is better? Cute, eccentric, and rustic knick knacks are very common in all bohemian homes. Sometimes they’re items people have collected over the years from their travels, or it can be the cute little items you find at Urban Outfitters. You probably already have a lot of these in your home. Some great examples include:
- Vintage record player
- Vintage Cameras
- Small Decorations
Place them on a rustic or wicker bookshelf and you’re good to go!
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