What is Bohemian Decor?

by megan
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Jewel tones, overstuffed everything, and wispy fabrics. If this sounds like your ideal home setting, then congratulations, you’re a fan of Bohemian decor. But before you start shelling out for a gypsy chic look, learn all about this style and how to make it work for you. Let’s break it down:

What it is:

A little rustic, a little contemporary, and a lot of glam, Bohemian decor is a look that is a distinct blend of many different decor styles, and yet totally unique at the same time. Heavy use of bold colors, gold threads, plush fabrics, and oversized furniture are key components of this look. Reminiscent of gypsys or Arabian-style harems depicted in One Thousand and One Nights, this decor style is designed to be comfortable, bold, and distinct.

Color Palettes:

Bright, bold colors are the best ways to make your home have that Bohemian look. Here are a few colors to get you started, though any colors from the Shangri-La Collection work.


Key Features:

Lush, comfortable, pillows, textiles and lots of them…these are all the key components of well done Bohemian decor. Canopies, gold thread, and tassels can also be seen often and are easy ways to get started.

Things to Keep in Mind:

Going overboard can make a room look cluttered and overwhelming, so make sure to go lightly in smaller rooms, and save the show stoppers for the big, airy spaces.

Tools You’ll Need for Bohemian Decor DIY Projects:

  • Sandpaper or a Power Sander – For getting off the lacquer or sheen on wood floors, cabinets, and furniture
  • Stuffing – consider overstuffing furniture to be your new passion.
  • Miter saws – If you’re going to build your own furniture or remodel a thrift store find, a basic miter saw is your best bet for getting started. Later on you can upgrade to a compound miter saw, which is AMAZING.
  • Staple Gun – if you plan to reupholster thrift store finds

A Few Favorite Bohemian Decor Examples:

Apartment Showcase
Green Wedding Shoes
Round Canopy – $55.09
Dishfunctional Designs
Metal Pendant Light – $84.99
Atlantis Home

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