Home Décor Series: Bohemian
Home decor has become such a creative form of self-expression. It allows you to showcase your creativity and personality through the style of your home. Over the next few weeks, we will be covering various home decor styles and how you can incorporate elements into your own home. This week we introduce you to the Bohemian style, also known as Boho.
Bohemian or Boho style is a rule-breaking, personal, and exotic way of decorating your space. It’s inspired by different cultures worldwide and mirrors those who tend to live unconventional lives, like world travelers. The best part about this style is you don’t have to be a world traveler to channel this aesthetic in your home. You can do so in other ways. Unlike other styles that require certain elements to fit the mold, Boho can include whatever you’d like. Many people find Bohemian elements at markets, resell shops, and vintage stores. Items are often sourced individually then pieced together at the end to create a free-flowing space.
As stated before, this style is not the most conventional of styles and gives you great creative freedom. The most common colors used in this style include warm and earthy tones, in addition to metallics and jewel colors. Don’t be afraid to layer or mix and match colors in your space. You can do that through the fabrics used, furniture, and even wall color.
The texture is also an easy way to incorporate Boho into your space. You want the materials to look slightly worn like they have a story to tell, but not damaged. For example, you don’t want a dingy or ripped throw blanket on your chair. Opt for a blanket that has been washed a few times rather than brand new. Fringe, crochet, macrame, wood, and bamboo are often found throughout the space as well. Check out your local vintage and resell stores for unique finds for furniture and accent items. A great way to add hints of boho to your space is through your flooring. If you have hardwood floors, look for a colorful rug to fit into your style.
If you are interested in learning more about the Bohemian style, check out Edward’s Carpet. At Edward’s, we have flooring options to meet your aesthetic ranging from farmhouse to industrial to minimalism! You can visit us online here or at any of our four stores located in Ellisville, Des Peres, St. Charles, and Creve Couer.