Boho-Chic Decor Ideas for Your Space

By Brittany Loeffler on September 17, 2019

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The boho chic style became popular in 2005 and has consistently been trending in fashion, lifestyle, and decor. It incorporates bold colors and patterns, exotic cultures, natural materials, and lots of plants. The idea of boho-chic revolves around travel, art, and simply being connected to the earth.

To achieve a boho-chic decor in your home there are a few staple items you’ll have to own. It isn’t easy to create a boho-chic atmosphere overnight, it will definitely take some time to perfect. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t start with the basics! These are some ideas on how to achieve your perfect boho chic decor.

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Go Bold

Don’t be afraid of using bold colors and patterns. While intimidating at first, remember that they do not all have to match perfectly! The beauty of boho chic decor is that there are little to no rules when it comes to matching your decorations and furniture. Mix and match interesting patterns on rugs, pillows, and curtains, while also keeping them vaguely similar. Boho chic decor should be colorful and lively, so don’t shy away from those vibrant colors you’re drawn to.

Bring the Outdoors Inside

Boho chic decor involves a lot of natural materials and a nature-vibe. Your furniture and decor should be made from natural materials such as wood, hemp, and rattan. The color of these materials will also give your home a basic color scheme which you can brighten up with your bold colors and patterns, such as vibrant placemats on a wooden table.

Another staple of boho chic decor is a lot of houseplants. Buy (or make) fun vases and plant holders to add more color and pattern to your space. Don’t hesitate to go a little overboard with how many plants you bring in too! They aren’t only great for boho chic decor but for your overall happiness too.

Macrame

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Macrame is a type of textile made from different types of knots. You can make your own macrame wall hangings or plant holders or you can buy them from retailers. There are many ways to incorporate macrame designs and items into your home, you just have to get creative! If you don’t feel like spending the money on an already made macrame product, make a night of it with friends and do it yourself! You’ll be proud to show it off to all of your guests.

Vintage Furniture

Forget about buying Ikea furniture when trying to achieve boho chic decor. Instead, go to a local flea market or antique store to find some unique vintage furniture and items. Remember, your furniture doesn’t have to match so you can buy different chairs for around your kitchen table or two different sets of armchairs for your living room. You can also save some serious money from buying used or vintage furniture compared to buying brand new furniture.

A Hanging Chair

One staple and absolutely stylish piece you’ll need to achieve the ultimate boho-chic decor is a hanging egg chair. You can either hang the chair from your ceiling or buy a stand for it, which is great if you’re renting your apartment and don’t want to cause any damage. Not only is this chair a staple piece, but it’s extremely comfortable and the perfect place to curl up with a good book. Most of these chairs come in pretty neutral colors, which gives you the opportunity to liven it up with a bold pillow or cushion that will tie it in with the rest of your boho chic decor.

Foreign Accents

The bohemian lifestyle focuses on traveling and incorporating different cultures into your life and home. If you’re an avid traveler, show off your souvenirs from foreign countries around your home. Hang up plates, mosaics, or any other wallhangings you’ve collected in your travels and set out those little trinkets you’ve found in foreign markets. They are the perfect items to achieve authentic boho chic decor.

Forget Minimalism

The minimalist lifestyle has been very trendy recently. However, when it comes to achieving boho chic decor, you have to throw minimalism out the window and start collecting items left and right! Fill up your space with little trinkets and vintage items, like a record player, to give your home the ultimate bohemian feel. Don’t worry about making use of all the items you own, sometimes they are there purely for decoration.

Achieve Boho Chic Decor

To achieve boho chic decor you’ll need to use a lot of natural materials such as wood and bring in those plants from the patio. Use bold colors and patterns to liven up your space, especially when adding a hanging egg chair to the room. Visit your local flea market and buy some unique vintage furniture. Don’t forget about hanging up some macrame and those souvenirs you’ve collected in your travels too!

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By Brittany Loeffler

Uloop Writer
Brittany is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing at Temple University. After growing up in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, she found her calling in the streets of the big city of Philadelphia. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, movies, baking, and photography.

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