By John Linden
Interior design, furniture design, lover of all things chic in home decor.
The Boho chic style lies somewhere in between California cool, Parisian vintage, and Indian inspired and it has been a huge trend in the last few years.
Personally, I love the Boho style because it is so freeform and unexpected.
Below, I’ve included the best Boho wall decor I’ve come across, along with some tips for getting the look right without just being cluttered. Check it out!
So What is Boho Style Decor? Three Principles Of Boho Design
“Multi-colored fabrics provide an easy way to brighten up a room without committing and can be used in a variety of ways such as tossed over the back of a chair or hung on a wall.”
explains Shay Collazo from Nadeau.
1. Be Generous with Patterns
Sometimes, modern designers limit themselves to a few patterns. A true minimalist, for example, would scoff at the thought of a carpet that doesn’t match the bedspread or a decorative lampshade that clashes with the wallpaper. A bohemian, on the other hand, sees clashing fabrics as an opportunity to create a cozy environment.
2. Exotic Wall Decor
No boho design is complete without some Eastern-influenced wall decor. Consider hanging some woven tapestries, macrame decorations or plant decor in your room. Anything that gives off a natural, organic vibe will help to make your space feel more bohemian.
You might also consider hanging some shelves for plants, ceramic vases, and other decorations. This shelves will give you the perfect spot to place some trinkets, mason jars and other hippie-inspired objects.
3. Make Your Guests Comfortable
The goal of all boho design is to create an environment that is relaxing to be in. This means that you should have plenty of chairs, couches, pillows, and blankets around.
You might want to add some rocking chairs, a beanbag or a hammock that your friends can hang out in when they come to visit.
These don’t have to be the main seat that you use when you’re watching TV or drinking your morning coffee, but having them around will help
the laid-back atmosphere that you’re aiming to create.
Need More Inspiration? Here are 3 of Our Favorite Boho interiors
Key to Boho Design 🔑
Nothing says Boho more than a wall hanging. Typically designed in strictly
a macrame rope style or lately they have been mixing in a beautifully
washed cotton with an added rope detail.
Our Recommendations for Boho Wall Decor
Boho Wall Art
Of all the mainstream retailers, Anthro is definitely the best when it comes to unconventional and colorful wall art. Dean Hebert’s Love Deep (seen above) is just one example, of the excellent collection of wall art that Anthropologie offers.
Best if you have the money….
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention tapestries, as they have long been a staple of Boho wall decor. Heirloom is great because of their super interesting scenes — instead of just designs, which is what you will find with most tapestry shops.
If you’re a pattern fanatic, look no further. Jungalow carries all of the patterned decor your bohemian home needs.
The project of artist and designer Justina Blakeney, Jugalow is, in her words, “a brand that celebrates pattern, color and plants”.
The African and Asian influence of all these pieces shines through brightly, here. They’ve got carved wooden vases, floral-patterned lampshades, and as many Persian-style rugs as you could ever need.
Remember, no boho dwelling place is complete without layers and layers of different patterns, so check out their catalog and let the layering begin.
Best for the Price
Urban Outfitters sells much more than just clothes. They’ve also got an array of different furniture in their catalog.
They have shelving, vases, trinkets, tapestries and even some small furniture available in their online store. And the majority of it would look great in any boho-inspired home.
Society 6 has a great, low-cost collection of really cool design. I could see something like this being perfect for a dorm room — or something similar — where you want to add some personality without breaking the bank.
The dreamcatcher — I can’t decide if this is actually chic, but so many people love them in a Boho setting that I had to include this one. From Etsy, so likely made by a really crafter, which is a bonus.
Macrame is a classic (perhaps the most classic) look for Boho Wall Decor. This piece is by a highly rated Etsy seller, but for the less adventurous, check out the macrame we mentioned earlier from Urban Outfitters.
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