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Tour this Home Designed in Decadent Bohemian Elegance

bohemian designWhen you think of boho style, you generally think of rooms full of bright colors, bold textiles, and tons of greenery. There’s probably also designs with Spanish influences and organic touches.

You’ll still find all of those elements inside this home designed in Bohemian Elegance. Except rather than taking center stage, they’re much more subdued. That means landscape art in black and white, plants in white ceramics, traditional rugs with global textiles, and clean-lined furniture with rustic-organic pieces.

It might all sound a tad formal, but the rooms are far from that. While Bohemian Elegance has a pared-down, curated feel, it also has the openness and free-spirited ease of boho-style homes.

Still not sure how that all plays out? Read on to peek inside a home our designers dreamed up that captures this idea of Bohemian Elegance—which we’re seeing as a trend that’s on the rise. And don’t miss our tips for bringing the look into your spaces.

The Entryway

From the moment you step into our Bohemian Elegance home, you’re in an entry that showcases a lesson in curation and sets the tone for the rest of the space.

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The Key Elements:

Make subtle nods to nature. It’s about minimal styling and finishing touches that bring the outdoors in. Think black-and-white landscape art and greenery and plants arranged in smooth, white ceramics.

Add boho details. Go for interesting boho elements, like the apogee arch shape of the floor mirror here and the kilim rug in muted desert hues. They’ll complement your natural accents while keeping the overall minimal vibe.

Play with color and contrast. Mix black and white with hushed colors for a palette that balances boho and contemporary. It’s a discerning approach that demonstrates how you can add high impact through restraint.

boho decorThe Living Room

When it comes to the main living area, it’s all about combining eclectic style with rustic elements. There’s a mix of warm materials and mid-century designs, layers of soft global colors and patterns, and it’s all symmetrically laid out. The result is a boho vibe that’s carefully curated.

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The Key Elements:

Mix materials and shapes. Bohemian Elegance is about the eclectic materials and textures combined with classic, clean-lined designs. It’s what creates the signature dynamic and layered look. Think a mid-century chair with tan leather and a crisp sofa piled with colorful boho pillows.

Pattern up in earth tones. Aim for a neutral but warm color palette, so go big with earth tones. Warm leather and wood tones will pop next to patterns in indigo, rusty red, and inky grays. Try anchoring your room with a vintage distressed rug that has a large-scale pattern in desert hues.

Organize with symmetry. There’s an unexpected approach to styling in boho spaces. This gets even more structured with the Bohemian Elegance look. Lean into symmetry with two facing mid-century sofas and a pair of matching leather chairs. They’ll provide a streamlined base that lets you layer in boho accents and colors without it all looking haphazard.

bohemian eleganceThe Corner Nook

Every home needs a corner spotlight that succinctly showcases the style of your home, be it a reading nook, a gallery wall, or a comfy resting spot off to the side of your living room.

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The Key Elements:

Add a statement piece. An anchor piece is always a good idea when you’re trying to bring focus to a corner. Consider a light-wood bench when you’re going for an elegant bohemian design. It will captivate and tie in the style of the home nicely—especially when it’s piled with fun graphic pillows.

Get eclectic with vertical space. It’s easy to go heavy on the floor and furniture accents and forget about the walls. Fill out your space with a tall plant and an art piece that feels unexpected but ties in the nature theme, as in this tiger print.

Play up an open vibe. Minimal styling is the surefire way to set off a corner area without it taking away from your overall living space. Go with a softer palette of neutrals and keep your accents bold but airy, like a bench that has an open-base design.

eclectic style dining roomThe Dining Room

In case you missed it, we recently called out the rise of the Minimalist-Maximalist trend. Bohemian Elegance plays with elements of that trend also, as in this dining space that combines bold wood and metal designs with simple silhouettes.

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The Key Elements:

Show off natural textures. There’s no better place to let textures shine, like the wood grain table, the woven chairs, and the polished-metal cabinet and pendant here. The key is making sure to balance them so no one element outplays another. You can do that by pulling in designs with these materials that also have bold shapes.

Get linear and sculptural. Boho style favors sinuous shapes and eye-catching art and colors. Here, they’re pared-down without losing any of the boho-style charms. Lean into abstract linework art and clean-lined chairs instead to play up that casual mix of fun forms.

Keep it lightly accented. With so much texture and strong shapes, it’s easy to overwhelm a space so make sure to only pull in only accents that add a bold note. And keep them minimal for an open, relaxed vibe in your living room. It’s about being high-impact and approachable.

boho bedroom decorThe Bedroom

Playful meets polished in the bedroom, where relaxed and eclectic furnishings and accents come together. It’s an unusual mix that includes a tailored bed and midcentury-style pendant, boho pillows and rug with a classic bench. It all adds up to a bohemian design that’s elegant and charming.

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The Key Elements:

Layer up with eclectic comfort. Mismatched frames, piles of patterned pillows, a large vase for the floor… It’s all about combining quintessential boho design elements with classic pieces that are big on comfort. Just be sure to keep your palette consistent with the rest of your home.

Pull in a captivating light. The best way to bring the mid-century vibe into the bedroom is to add a sputnik chandelier. This gives off a light and airy feel and looks like a dandelion puff—which is just oh-so-perfectly boho!

Embrace light and dark. Finally, with bedroom furnishings, it’s about balancing formal and relaxed pieces, foundations that are big on comfort and accents with personality. Contrast traditional nightstands and a formal bed or bench with a punchy rug and eclectic art, all of which will play up the eye-catching effect.

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Tropical boho

Tropical Boho – The New Take on Eclectic Style You Need to Try Now

Tropical boho

If you’re someone who has a relaxed, eclectic design sensibility, our latest trend obsession might be just the thing for you. Meet tropical boho! A style that’s full of life and mixes together different design styles and cultural influences to create a look that’s vibrant and totally unique.

There’s nothing minimal or subtle about this style. And that’s something we love about it. It’s loud. It’s not afraid of color, texture, or mixing things together. And it’s perfect for the creative, the free spirit, and the maximalist. While there are some guiding principles to achieving this look, one of our favorite parts is how much you can personalize it and truly make it your own.

Want to get this look? To help, we tasked our design team with putting together a living and dining room that embraces this design style and can help you get the look in your own home!

Tropical bohoMake It All About Color

When it comes to tropical boho style, color is key. Embrace bold colors – and not just in accent pieces, but in furniture and even on your walls! This eclectic style comes to life through saturated, deep colors of all kinds. We recommend sticking to a single color or a limited palette to keep your room from feeling too over-the-top.

To keep with the tropical vibe in our space, we chose a palette reminiscent of a tropical jungle. Even though they’re loud, these cool tones feel more sophisticated and calming than a room full of warm colors. And because eclectic style isn’t afraid to be bold, we went all-in with a teal coat of paint on the walls to create a decadent backdrop that makes the furniture and artwork pop.

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Tropical boho

Major in Patterns + Textures

This look isn’t overly contrived or coordinated. With that in mind, we say pile on the patterns and textures and don’t look back!

For a truly boho look, mix textures and materials, like velvet, leather, and natural materials. This is also your opportunity to play with different styles of furniture. Pair a modern coffee table, a traditional chair, and mid-century sofa all together in the same room. At first glance you might not think these pieces go together, but the beauty of boho style is that all rules are off – just about anything goes.

Finish it off by accenting your sofa and chairs with vibrant throw pillows featuring textured weaves, embroidery, and colored tassels. These layers of patterns and textures give clean-lined foundations a more dynamic look.

Tropical bohoMix in Organic Elements

Be it in shape, material, or color, organic is the name of the game in tropical boho style. Round, curved forms always feel at home here and the more inspiration you can draw from the natural world, the better.

We also like using natural materials that off-set the busyness of this style and give it a more low-key, down-to-earth feeling. Rattan is a perfect way to accent the boho look, and we especially love seeing it in light fixtures, chairs, and even an angular credenza. We love the driftwood-framed mirror for another natural element, and we used woven baskets throughout the rooms, for easy organization.

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Tropical bohoHave a Plant Palooza

And this style wouldn’t be complete without plants galore! Greenery adds more color and texture to your space – not to mention higher air quality. Don’t be afraid to mix several big, bold plants throughout each room, and accent side tables, buffets, and centerpieces with smaller bits of greenery. And don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb – there are plenty of artificial plants out there that look real but require no maintenance!

This blend of organic elements is also why we stuck to a color palette of greens and teals, which perfectly complement natural textures and organic shapes.

Tropical bohoFinish the Look With Vintage + Quirky Accessories

Eclectic style is one that embraces quirkiness. Look for found objects and accessories that add life and personality to your space.

Don’t be afraid of oddball artwork or accessories with a point of view! Tiger rugs (designed by our favorite eclectic style icon and creator of the Jungalow look, Justina Blakely, as part of her collection for Loloi). Embroidered floor poufs. Vintage brass animals. Woven wall hangings. And whatever else you’re drawn to. Just follow your instincts and make the space your own!

 

The great thing about this style is you can flex it up or down to suit your tastes. If just one of these daring design elements is enough for you, that’s great. If your design motto is “the bolder, the better” don’t be afraid to combine all of these ideas for a room that exudes life and energy.

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