What type of home do you live in? What is your style? Does it look a little messy, with plants, books and trinkets? Then you probably have a bit of a bohemian streak. Often associated with artists and unconventionally cultured people, this style has been around for over a century. The laissez- faire attitude allows for the combination of bold colours, patterns and key pieces, not paying attention to matching; people who follow this trend receive the tag of eclectic.
The great thing about having a bohemian style is that it is very subjective: you decide what bohemian style is. One thing is for sure, it does not go well with minimalism. We have compiled some examples which you can incorporate into your own bohemian home, but remember to put your own spin on it!
1. Aztec-inspired designs feature heavily in bohemian homes. Earthy colours such as maroons, oranges, browns and reds combine really well with white walls and linen, as well as with the greenery of plants. Warm colours always make the room feel cosier.
2. While the traditional bohemian style tends to have coloured walls, it seems as though the trend today is to have white walls and bare floorboards, and then bring in Bohemia with furniture and soft furnishings.
3. Again, rugs, wicker and soft furnishings bring the room together. Low beds are also quite common.
4. This is an example of a bedroom with colour walls. The bed is left white, so the floorboards and walls take centre stage. This room also brings the warm tones out of the pillows and blanket with the colours of the painting. At the end of the room we can see a couch and an item of furniture used as a side table.
1. While the furniture and walls in the bathroom are simple and clean, the shower curtain is a focal point. Also, the fact that it is a free standing bath on a couple of pieces of wood also gives it a bit of a “I found this bath on the street and decided to use it” feeling.
2. Having a feature wall is very common. Either with wall paper, paint or tiles, the more colourful and busy, the better.
3. Rugs can go anywhere. This one seems to be rather thin, which in turn is great as it will dry quicker should it be used to step out of the shower. Note that the bathroom has what looks like a linen cupboard, another characteristic of the bohemian style – not everything has to be used for its original purpose and everything doesn’t have a specific place.
4. Plants, wood, wicker and rug. Simple as.
1. This curtain is reminiscent from decades ago, when people used fabric to cover the kitchen space under the counters. The pinks in each fabric seem to bring out the colour even more.
2. Pots, clashing of reds with greens, and chipped paint tell us this kitchen has been well loved and well lived in.
3. This is another example of furniture used for a new purpose. The cupboards are not only different colours, but they are different sizes. We love the butler sink, the scales, the turquoise bread bin, and the red kettle and toaster.
4. Can we just take a moment to admire these tiles? Something to look into is mismatched plates, mugs, glasses, etc.
1. Utilise the walls. As well as painting them bring colours, investing in key pieces that will reflect what you’re about is where it’s at.
2. Dream catchers, crystals, and ottomans. Yes please. Also, how cool is that mustard-coloured armchair?!
3. This sun room captures our imagination. The colour orange can be found on the cushions, the rug, the floor cushions, the terracotta pots. It even makes the room feel warmer as is brings out the cream of the walls. Have you spotted the unicorn yet?
4. Once again we have a bright-coloured wall with warm furniture and soft furnishings. We love the round chair, the trunk used as a coffee table, the rocking chair and just the general laid back feeling of it all.
Do you like this kind of style? What other elements do you think are key to achieve it? Let us know by leaving a comment or tweeting is @Preloved.