Playful, free and, above all, eclectic – boho style is anything but average. With unique pieces, bold colors and a ‘mix and match’ philosophy, boho joins the unexpected with the familiar to celebrate creativity, culture and the comforts of home.
What Is Boho Style Decor?
Boho style puts the attention on whimsical colors, contrasting textures and unique finds from all around the world. Embracing both soft and sleek, vintage and modern, harmony and chaos, boho style is, to say the least, a little bit of everything – and, when pulled off, makes for laidback comfort at its most joyful.
Boho Décor Tips for Any Home
Create a living space that reflects your unique personality with one-of-a-kind pieces – and lots (and lots) of color.
Boho coffee table: When decorating a boho living room, begin with the center staple: the coffee table. Choose a piece that speaks the most to you, and don’t worry about finding one in a ‘perfectly boho’ style – because it doesn’t exist. A boho living room is the sum of its parts, and starting with a solid, (preferably neutral-hued) table will help to provide a clean canvas for pops of color and eclectic designs.
Boho sofa: Once you’ve chosen and placed your coffee table, assess its material, silhouette and color – and then find a sofa with completely opposite elements. For example, a traditional dark leather sofa with graceful roll arms pairs perfectly with a traditional dark wood coffee table with claw feet – and so shouldn’t be used in a boho room. Instead, for the same coffee table, consider pairing a white fabric sofa with track arms and sleek legs – for an unexpected charm and total boho feels.
Boho accent chair: Now that you’ve got an eclectic table-and-sofa combination, consider adding to the mix a statement accent chair. Falling somewhere between an expansive sofa and discreet end table, an accent chair is big enough to define a corner or area yet small enough that it won’t overpower the greater design scheme – making it the perfect piece to show off a vibrant pop of color and/or pattern. Whether through floral upholstery or a couple geometric print pillows and throw, a bold chair adds depth and comfort – and makes an effortless conversation piece!
When it comes down to it, there truly is no one-size-fits-all guidebook to boho. Style your boho home with the philosophy that rules are meant to be broken; experiment with colors and textures, go with your gut instinct and – most importantly – have fun!