The term Boho is a short form of Bohemian which is defined as a someone who lives and acts freely, disregarding conventional rules, usually an artist or writer. It has its origin in 19th century France where some artists and poets rebelled against an institution controlling the art market- the Salon. This movement died at the beginning of 20th century but influenced later art like surrealism or music like punk rock.
Nowadays Boho chic in fashion and interiors is associated with free spirits like hippies, Gypsies, travellers and artists. This eclectic style has to express individuality and freedom. There is no rules here and you can be very creative decorating in Boho vibe.
Boho Chic Interiors
As there’s no rule and the style is as unique as a person utilising the space it is hard to define the style, but there are few characteristic elements of Boho chic. Combining few of them or even all creates Bohemian feeling in the room.
They remind us exotic places and travels
This technique uses different knots to produce textiles and decorations. There are tutorials available online that show how to create macrame decor like the pictured below.
If you play the guitar or any other instrument or paint incorporate your interest in your interior after all Boho chic is associated with art and free expression. This will be a perfect topic for a conversation when someone visit you 😉
In this style rugs are welcome even the old fashioned ones, patterned and vibrant- whatever you like.
Fairy Lights and Lanterns
There’s something magical and artistic about them, they create ambient atmosphere- a perfect background for good music and long night conversations.
Pattern and Colour
In Bohemian interiors there’s no rules how to mix and match patterns and colours be as creative as you want.
This decorative and romantic element is used commonly in Bohemian style interiors.
Succulents and cacti
They don’t need too much care and will survive without watering even if you travel a lot.
They are supposed to protect us from nightmares and are characteristic for Boho chic.
I hope that this article was helpful and inspired you to add a bit of Boho to your beautiful houses…Writing this post made me think of buying a camper and travel around the World… Maybe, at least, I will learn to play the guitar?
Thanks for reading,