We may not be traveling for the holidays this year, but that doesn’t mean we can mentally escape somewhere new! Today, join us for another installment of our Modsy home tours series, where we’ll be digging into a beautiful home we’ve dreamed up. We’ve always been fans of Boho interior design, with its use of natural textures, fun colors, and patterns. So, today we’re exploring a home designed with a winter-inspired take on Boho design that feels cozy yet seasonally timeless.
But first: What is boho style, exactly? This carefree, eclectic style is a colorful look with global influences. It features layers of natural textures in both the furniture and decor, as well as a fun mix of patterns and colors. But there’s not just one way to do it as you’ll discover if you click over to our ultimate guide to Bohemian style.
While many people might connect Bohemian interior design with the spring and summer months, it truly is a style that you can embrace year-round. However, there are certain color and decor shifts you might want to make for this style to feel seasonally appropriate—as we’ll show you today.
Ready to see these Boho design ideas in action? Keep reading for the full home tour!
Boho Living Room
This boho living room features lots of layers, for a space that feels inviting and cozy. Plush accents like velvet pouf and faux fur pillow add lots of coziness. And, while the velvet chesterfield sofa feels classic, with eclectic pairings it meshes well in this Boho space. We’re imagining this home in winter—so of course, we included a Christmas tree! Bonus: Sans ornaments and lights, this tree can even be kept for a while post-New Years.
The Key Elements:
Think in layers. Layered textiles are a great way to up the eclectic nature of this style and bring in some extra winter coziness. Here, we started with layered rugs; jute is a practical choice under a kilim-style woven rug. We also did a lot of layering with the bohemian decor and brought in more cozy layers through pillows and throws. Even the furniture is layered—with the carved wood coffee table nesting well with the Scandi-inspired footrest.
Incorporate woven elements. Woven furniture and decor are integral parts of a Boho home. In this room, we brought in woven elements through a macrame garland and wall hanging on and above the mantle, a hanging rattan chair, a pendant light, a jute rug, and a woven jute stool. All of these add texture and natural elements to the space, driving home the Boho style.
Balance neutrals with rich hues. Colors help play up the eclectic foundation of the Boho style. In this winter-inspired space, we opted for rich hues of ochre, mossy green, and a dark charcoal wall. With all of the natural materials used in this space, these saturated colors bring richness, depth, and coziness to the space.
Stylist Tip: You may not naturally think of including a hanging chair in a living room—it’s probably a piece of furniture you’d think of more for a porch or perhaps a teen’s room. However, it adds a playful element to this living room. And, when hung opposite the hanging pendant light over the sofa, the whole arrangement feels balanced.
This mantel is very boho chic—the perfect focal point of a boho living room. By painting the mantel and the surrounding wall in a dark charcoal, we’re bringing some major contrast into this living room. Candles instead of firewood add a funky and cozy element to this arrangement, while sprigs of greenery add an earthy feel to the design. Macrame is a subtle way to add a wintery element to the decor, but it also ties in with the woven textures seen throughout the Boho design of this space.
When it comes to bohemian bedroom ideas, it’s all about incorporating lots of layers and textures. An easy way to do this in a Boho bedroom is through textiles and bedding. We love how the patterns on the pillows have a modern and geometric feel, which complement rather than clash with the geometry found in the bedspread. Aside from all the layering in the textiles, the layers on the nightstand add an eclectic and collected feel that’s often seen in bohemian bedroom decor. And a color palette that feels fun but grounded is a perfect way to help bring this space to life. A sleek teak wood platform bed allows the fabric and other textures in this space to be the star of the room.
The Key Elements
Pick an earthy color palette. Muted green and pops of earth tones like brown and whites add a grounded and earthy feel to this boho bedroom. But don’t stop there; add a pop of something fun! The red-orange color used in this bedroom adds contrast to the muted, earthy palette and brings in some boho eclectic flair.
Play up the textures. Boho spaces are always really layered and texture-filled. But in the wintertime, turn it up a notch. Bring in textures through natural materials; we did this with eucalyptus sprigs and pampas grass stems, as well as a jute pour. The shiplap wall adds some nice texture to the space, as does the macrame wall hanging. And the hide rug layered over the woven wool rug adds additional depth and dimension to the space. Baskets add some practical storage to the bohemian bedroom decor, while the woven pattern adds more visual depth.
Add some contrast. To give this space a modern bohemian edge, we wanted to add in some contrast to the earthy color palette. This rattan chair adds that contrast we’re looking for with its black frame and white cushion. Rattan and woven chairs are inherently boho and eclectic, and this particular chair feels like an edgy version of that style.
Have some fun. When it comes to bohemian bedroom style, we love bringing in some playful elements. Here, we did that with pom curtains and tasseled pillows!
Boho Dining Room
This Boho dining room has a year-round appeal. But we brought in some cozy, wintery elements which offer some seasonal appeal. This casual dining space is created with a rustic, light wood dining table, classic Mid-Century Modern wishbone chairs, and a leather bench. These pieces of key furniture are supported by woven elements that drive home that Boho style.
The Key Elements:
Create a collected vibe. An eclectic nature is at the heart of Boho style. The colorful, vintage-inspired rug sets the tone for this space, giving this boho room a collected feel. A mix of textures throughout further supports this vibe.
Bring in cozy elements. What takes this dining room design into winter? Cozy touches. The layered sheepskin rug is a great addition for cold-weather months, adding some major coziness to this space. A velvet pillow backrest is also a great way to bring some cozy texture into this dining room. Pine sprigs add a sweet seasonal element to the space.
Boho Home Office
This light-filled home office is brimming with Boho style. It’s the perfect casual space to work from home. While the whole layout leans a bit minimalist, we brought in some fun personality through the rug and wall decor.
The Key Elements:
Start with the basics. Two office necessities? A desk and chair. The simple writing desk with tapered legs has a modern rustic touch. But the sculptural rattan office chair brings in some major personality, adding a fun modern bohemian touch to this space. The addition of a small cabinet on the nearby wall brings in some practical storage.
Add a personal touch. Floating shelves offer the perfect place to display quirky accents, plants, and books. Wall baskets bring in a global-inspired, collected element and add color and pattern to this more minimalist space.
Bring in some warmth. We mean this visually and literally. Especially in the winter months, you want to keep your toes warm. So, a rug underneath the desk brings plush comfort and warmth to a tiled room. But the colors and patterns also bring in some visual warmth! Some touches of greenery bring life and warmth to the space as well.
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