In feng shui, the bedroom is considered the most important room in your house. This is because it’s your most personal room and frequently it’s the room you spend the most time in.
Do you feel like your room isn’t representing your eclectic and warm personality?
Use these tips to incorporate bohemian decor into your bedroom to help your bedroom feel more like home!
What Is Bohemian Decor?
Bohemian style decor is an aesthetic that embraces the eclectic, colorful, relaxed, and lived in over being sterile, minimalist, and colorless.
While other types of interior design might have more strict rules, an important element of boho room design is an element of carefreeness.
When you’re incorporating boho decor into your home, you can either go all-in, or choose a more subtle style. If you’re going all in, this means you’re committed to creating a one-of-a-kind space that throws caution to the wind when it comes to patterns, colors, and textures. There’s also nothing wrong with just having a few bohemian colors and patterns in your room, with just a few eclectic pieces referencing bohemian style without going all-in.
Have Low-Level Seating
When you walk into your room, you want to feel like it’s a cozy place designed for relaxing and kicking back. Having some low-level seating options are great for creating a comfy, no-rush type of atmosphere. Consider adding some bean bag chairs, floor pillows, leather poufs, or soft ottomans to your bedroom.
You might consider having a bed that is lower than standard, as this increases the feeling of coziness. Choosing the best bed frames is just as important as having the right mattress, so don’t cut corners here.
Incorporate Patterns Everywhere
It’s hard to convey a bohemian style without patterns. Typical bohemian patterns include Indian, Turkish, Moroccan, Ikat, Kilim, Persian, and Mexican.
You’ll probably want to mix patterns with solid colors in order to allow the eye some space to rest.
Avoid Having Too Much Black
It can be good to add one or two black or dark elements to anchor your room, but boho decor is about a sense of lightness. It’s best to avoid large, black pieces of furniture or furniture made with very dark wood. Rather, you’ll want to trend towards light, bright wood pieces.
Incorporate a Variety of Textures
Boho style rooms are meant to be tactile spaces. There are endless ways to add texture to your bedroom. You can do so by incorporating colorful Turkish or Persian rugs, natural fiber rugs, baskets, macrame wall hangings, wood furniture, upholstery, and planters made of different kinds of material.
Be Home to Many Plants
Adding plants to your room will add that “jungle” feeling that suits bohemian rooms so nicely. Not only does it make your room look cool, but it can actually be good for your mental and emotional health.
Consider adding some vining plants and hanging plants, as they can add a lot of visual interest to areas of your room that otherwise seem empty. Getting plants is also another great opportunity to bring an eclectic piece into your home in the form of a unique planter.
Have Some Handmade or Vintage Items
It’s hard to have a true bohemian style with a room filled with mass-manufactured, brand new objects.
Going second-hand shopping is a must to get an authentic boho feel. You can get furniture items, trinkets, old books, and so much more.
Layer Your Rugs
Layering rugs with different textures and patterns is a great way to create a bohemian vibe in your bedroom. This is a great tactic, particularly if you’re limited in what you can hang on your walls or feel that your room is still too sterile.
Have a Variety of Light Sources
Get away from that boring old overhead light and bring in some more interesting light sources. To create a bohemian atmosphere, you can use candles, chandeliers, fairy lights, lanterns, and eclectic lamps. Mix and match these different light sources to create a lived-in, warm, inviting space.
Feature a Brightly Colored Object
Adding a pop of color can really add to your bohemian feel. Whether it’s a sunflower yellow door, a turquoise chair, or a bright red cabinet, this feature can ensure that your room doesn’t feel boring, plain, or sterile.
Harness the Power of Scent to Enhance the Vibe
The feeling about your house isn’t just about the visual space. You’ll want your space to smell every bit as bohemian as it looks!
Consider burning some scented candles, incense, or diffusing essential oils. Keeping your room smelling pleasant will make your associations with your space even more lovely.
Fill Your Bedroom With Things You Love
This is true for any style, but particularly true for bohemian style. You want the items in your bedroom and in your home to bring you joy and to be meaningful to you.
It’s hard to fake having a room filled with loved objects with a story behind them. Creating bohemian style rooms takes time and doesn’t happen overnight. Rather than running out and buying a bunch of brand new items, let your boho decor evolve over time through a more natural course.
Keep an eye out at thrift stores, garage sales, and craft shows for pieces that you want to make a part of your home.
There’s No Right or Wrong Way When It Comes to Bohemian Decor
A major aspect of successful bohemian decor is that it reflects your own unique personality and sense of style. This means that no two people’s boho homes will look exactly the same.
This carefree style is all about taking it easy, so feel free to play around: rearrange furniture, move your plants around, and combine new patterns and styles. Being playful is half the fun!
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