Are you thinking of refreshing your bedroom? Not sure where to start? If you’ve got something fun and comfortable on your mind, a boho bedroom might be for you. It feels like you can’t do a home decor search without coming across thousands of gorgeous articles with the word boho in it. There are so many beautiful ways to design a room with this aesthetic, so we pulled together some of the best boho bedroom decor ideas for you!
What is Boho?
Modern-day vocabulary lends boho, or boho-chic to a serene, warm, and unique style of fashion, design, and art. Over the last couple of decades, boho has become a culture all its own. Boho, short for Bohemian, dates back to the mid-19th century. The term was originally a label given to Roma “gypsies” in France. Over the years, boho has been used to describe free-spirited artists living a minimal lifestyle, often associated with the hippie style of the ’70s & ’80s. These days it has evolved into a more mainstream and posh niche, securing the term of endearment “boho chic.” The style has become a home decor phenomenon, and we could not be happier about it.
So, here’s a list of boho bedroom decor ideas and the key elements for what makes a room boho that will make you never want to leave your room!
Key Decor Elements for Creating a Boho Bedroom
Greenery has to be one the most important parts of creating a lush boho sanctuary. They bring life and color into the room. Make sure to include at least 3-5 potted plants in your boho bedroom sanctuary.
Rugs give the space warmth and texture. They allow you the comfort of carpet without the commitment.
Boho Decor Key Feature: Macrame
This is one of my favorite pieces of decor. It’s art, it’s crafty and it’s always unique. Macrame is an accent you can customize to any room. Etsy has an amazing variety of artists that gorgeous macrame wall pieces.
Bring in mirrors of all shapes and sizes! They add depth to a room and can add the illusion of more space while distributing light in a really beautiful way.
Ceramics deliver an earthy feel to the room. It’s charming to have the handmade look, especially for the boho vibe.
Paintings and Prints
This is where the boho style can really be customized. Whether you paint them yourself or source it from somewhere, don’t hold back! Prints and paintings will elevate your room design.
The rule with blankets is, there are no rules! You can have as many or as little as you like. I personally think the chunkier the blanket, the better!
Boho Bedroom Lighting
Lighting can change the vibe in any room! When it comes to lighting, the possibilities are almost endless. You can add well placed mood lighting to make the space even softer, and play with the materials.
Boho Bedroom Key Feature: Soft and Textured Bedding
Duvets and comforters provide color, texture or a soft neutral base. Plus, it’s most likely where you are going to spend most of your time in the room, so make sure you love it.
Boho Bedroom Key Feature: Hanging Plants
Hang them high, hang them low, hang them everywhere! Hanging plants add allure to a room aesthetic without taking up precious surface space, like shelves!
Playing with Levels
Just like a stunning landscape, your room design should have levels. So playing around with the height and spacing of your decor is a valuable way to add dimension to a room no matter the size.
Boho Bedroom Shelves
Well thought out shelving is the key to having cute clutter. Shelves play into the game of levels by adding surface area, where there would not have been. It offers a blank canvas to add the details.
Dried plants and flowers
You can add a lot, or a little but, regardless of the amount, dried plants and flowers are a gorgeous way to add some muted colors and texture.
Boho Bedroom Key Element: Wallpaper
I’m not talking about the kind of wallpaper adorning your grandparent’s walls. Just like all the trends that went out of style, it has come back in. But it’s much easier to apply and remove and the designs are much more modern and chic. You can even create the illusion of a brick wall.
Boho Chic Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Pillows
Let’s have some pillow talk! Playing with an array of pillows is a dreamy way to make your room feel cozy. One brilliant part about pillows is that you can replace, add or change the pillow covers to mix it up every once in a while. Quick way to keep things fresh.
Boho Bedroom Decorating Ideas: Dark Colors
How do you want to feel when you walk into your room? Color can change the whole mood or vibe or your boho inspired room. Get bold with color and let the creative vibes energize you, or you could use calming neutrals for balance and relaxation. Wondering how a painted accent wall would look? Check out our living room accept wall post.
Boho Bedroom Wall Decor Ideas: Metallic accents
Bohemian style incorporates so many natural components, and by adding metallic accents you can round it all out, and it gives the room a modern pop. A little metal brings in a dash of structure and shape to balance out the softness.
DIY alert: Rope is a cost effective way to get creative, and add the wow factor to your bedroom. You could literally hang your bed from the ceiling if you really wanted to… Just make sure to test it first!
- Play with shapes
When it comes to boho, it’s ok to be a square, or a triangle or a half moon for that matter. Play around with geometry.
The chair swing is such a darling idea. It’s a fun way to bring the relaxation of a hammock into your space, or curl up with a book in a soft papasan chair.
- Bed frame
Your bed frame can be simple and straightforward or you can make a statement with an eye catching headboard!
A nice wooden or wicker dresser compliments the bohemian look. Don’t be afraid to add some metal accents or colors though.
Create the mood in your room by controlling how much natural light is peeking through. You could do sheer and woven for an ethereal look or hang up an earthy color to block a little more light.
The name alone is cute! A well placed pouf can create a very inviting atmosphere. It can be soft for sitting or more structured for an ottoman.
- Wall Mural
Boho is for those who like to paint outside the lines. You can go big and bright or small light shapes. Don’t hold back!
Decorating a boho bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank. You can add any of the elements above to start designing the bohemian room of your dreams. It can be cozy and cluttered or simple and minimal. Have fun with it, and be free with your creativity.
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