By N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe
New Delhi, June 26 (IANSlife): In recent years, the term “Boho” has become commonplace in most dictionaries. The Boho style takes a free and relaxed approach with its artistic and avant-garde design.
Boho, short for Bohemian, has been around since the 16th century and exudes an aesthetically pleasing vibe when done correctly. Gabriel Gil, Head of Design and Innovation at Bonito Designs, said: “The bohemian approach, as a melting pot of cultures and styles, allows the designer enormous freedom. However, it is easy to overstate this freedom, resulting in a cluttered and disorganized home.”
In light of this, Gabriel Gil shares some easy steps anyone can take to incorporate bohemian chic style into their home:
Play with colors to add a unique bohemian hue
Bohemian vibes can be incorporated in a variety of ways, whether minimalist or vibrant, neutral or multi-colored. If you’re not a fan of colorful places, choosing neutral colors for the walls, furniture like the sofa, coffee table, and rugs can work wonders.
Leather and wicker can also be used to add a touch of modernist boho culture without overdoing it. In parallel, if you prefer colors, try adding bright and vibrant colors in the form of throw pillows or tiles. With neutral colored walls, these contrasting hues can brighten up the place.
Add souvenirs from around the world to give an authentic Boho aura
Bohemian culture has been widely enjoyed by people filled with wanderlust. So adding global accents such as vintage liquor bottles, handmade birdcages, blue pottery from Holland, Bohemian glass from the Czech Republic, and Irish whiskey can give your home an authentic bohemian atmosphere. You can collect these souvenirs on the go or order them from reliable platforms.
Mix and Match, because nothing screams boho like an original fusion
True bohemian art is all about expressing your inner creative madness with a touch of style. You can also spruce up old furniture or linens and use DIY tricks to create something unique and truly personalized. If you don’t want to go that route, add rich, vibrant colors or patterns like geometric shapes in soft colors. And, if you have a seating area by a window, make it aesthetically appealing by adding colorful throw pillows and rugs. Moreover, you can always explore a flea market to find the most suitable piece of furniture and combine it with existing pieces.
A true bohemian home is incomplete without some greenery
There isn’t a bohemian place in the world that doesn’t have a few plants lying around aimlessly but with a purpose. From potted Monstera plants to Pothos, there are several plants you can add to your home to up your bohemian decorating game. You can also create an upscale boho paradise by adding plants like cacti, ferns, and calatheas, which are readily available. You can also hang plants on the hanger or place smaller plants on shelves, and voila, your bohemian-themed dream abode is complete.
Break the rules and go wild
Bohemian culture is synonymous with pushing boundaries and exploring unknown areas. If a natural bohemian vibe is what you’re looking for, then buckle up to break some rules and let your imagination run wild. There is no right or wrong here. You can choose what suits you. By mixing fun, maybe crazy and cozy color palettes, furniture, lighting and wild plants in different shapes and sizes, you can transform your residence into a beautiful boho home.
The right mix of simplicity, attention to detail, and of course, a personal touch, aside from the aforementioned tips, will help you spruce up your home interiors and create the perfect Boho home.