Bohemian decorating style is carefree, relaxed and free-spirited. It allows you to mix color and pattern with vintage pieces for a warm and whimsical space. Bohemian style exudes warmth and embraces the wandering spirit for a worldly look that is chic and adventurous.
Furnishings for a truly bohemian look should be vintage pieces found at antique stores, yard sales and flea markets. Use older pieces and paint them or leave them with their original patina. Scarves, shawls and even small rugs can be used to cover pieces and add more bohemian charm.
Victorian settees and sofas blend well with the bohemian style. The lavish velvets, intricate woodwork and curves of Victorian furniture blend well to the bold and colorful bohemian space.
Accent with accessories that look as if you’ve traveled the world, such as colorful mosaic lanterns and gem-colored perfume bottles. Textiles such as intricately patterned and colorful pillows and throws embellished with fringe add softness and splashes of more color.
Hang tapestries and colorful Persian rugs on the walls to envelope the space and provide a warm background.
Combine Moroccan style lighting to illuminate the space with colorful prisms of light and intricate patterns. Colorful crystal chandeliers infuse the space with glamour and interest.
Bohemian decorating style has no set rules. Use what you have and accent with pieces you love from flea markets and antique stores. If that is not possible or you prefer new items, retailers are currently featuring bohemian style furniture and accessories. Surround yourself with the warmth, color and whimsy of this relaxed and free-spirited style.