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Boho Bonanza: 18 Different Ways to Bring This Carefree Style to Life

Choosing a decor style for the different rooms in your house is one of the most exciting parts of interior design! If you want a look that’s full of life, culture and eclectic items from all over the world, Bohemian interior design might be just the right style for you!

Wondering what is boho style? Check out our breakdown of this design style and the essential elements to get the look!

But for the quick take… Bohemian styling, or boho style, is a design aesthetic that goes against the grain of modern sensibilities. This look embraces carefree, eclectic colors and patterns and combines objects and decor from all over the world! Boho styling is perfect for anyone who loves an unusual look—writers, artists and travelers will definitely appreciate Boho interiors. And there are so many ways to approach this funky style.

If you like the sound of Bohemian interiors, check out some of our eclectic living room design tips to help you get this look in your home! Wondering which take on boho is right for you? Keep scrolling and get inspired by 18 different ways to bring boho style to life!

bohemian interior designBohemian Elegance

This living room is full of Boho design ideas that exhibit a classic formal style paired with a rustic influence. The way to get this elegant Boho look is to blend eclectic Bohemian patterns, like this vintage style rug, with more refined materials like the carved wood coffee table. The symmetry of the two leather chairs and two matching sofas helps maintain balance while the funky colors and patterns create a lived-in Bohemian style.

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bohemian interior designMinimalist Boho

Bohemian style is unconventional and eclectic, so pairing it with minimal stylings helps to tone down the look. This combo of minimal aesthetic and styling with a boho influence is perfect for those who love a calm and welcoming feel. A Boho room like this works best with a neutral and earthy color palette—the boho influence comes more from the rich tones and small decor items than a mix of vibrant patterns.

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bohemian interior designTransitional Boho

Transitional Boho is all about mixing simple transitional forms with Boho textures. It’s one of our favorite eclectic bedroom design tips that also works for living rooms or open spaces like this transitional entryway. Use a soft, earthy color on the walls and then add texture to the space on all levels. This room has a fringed rug, rattan stool, floral grass and a woven pendant light for maximum bohemian style!

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Jungle Boho

We are super into this tropical boho style room! It features extra bold and eclectic style with a tropical flair. The key here is to use rich, saturated jewel tones, like the velvet armchair and the luscious green walls. Then balance these out with natural material elements, like rattan, seagrass and natural wood. Top off the look with tons of natural greenery, like the large and luscious plants shown here!

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Tropical boho

This tropical-inspired bedroom is one of the most serene Bohemian style bedrooms we’ve seen. It combines the look of “Miami Style” and boho to make for a soft and calming bedroom setting. The focus here is on using pastels and organic patterns to help this style come to life.

Can you guess who inspired this boho space? Our favorite Golden Girl, Blanche Deveraux’s bedroom look was the inspiration behind it!

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Traditional Boho

For a more traditional Bohemian style, pair eclectic pieces with boho accents, like in this funky bedroom. This look uses antiques or vintage finds to bring in a strong eclectic feel. Then add Boho accents, like the patterned wall hangings and cowhide rug layered over a traditional rug, to add to the quirky naturalness.

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Rustic Boho

For a Boho aesthetic that’s both chic and cozy, pair eclectic pieces with a rustic influence. Using natural materials, and an earthy palette, you can tone down the glitz of boho styling without losing its signature mix-and-match look. Add pops of color for extra boho flair, but keep the large furniture pieces neutral to ground the room in solid tones.

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bohemian interior designScandi Boho

Some of the best Bohemian style living rooms feature an all-white color scheme as the base. This living room has a global Scandinavian influence, with white walls, natural and organic textures, and neutral furniture pieces. Boho spaces can be sparse on color—just make sure to add contrast with plenty of texture, like layered rugs, wood materials and woven textiles.

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Modern Boho

For a super cozy look, check out this Mid-Century Boho living room. It combines rustic boho with a modern influence—lots of Mid-Century Modern pieces, to be exact. To make this look work, keep furniture modern and add in boho accents, like the artwork, pugs and textiles. We especially love the colors of this funky coffee table!

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bohemian interior designKids Boho

Boho style can be child-friendly, too! This peachy keen bedroom is perfect for any little ones who love a bright pink bedroom. Make sure to use lots of vibrant colors and patterns, along with quirky touches, like the tassel-lined curtains, for a kid-friendly approach.

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bohemian interior designNeutral Boho

Neutral boho style is all about natural woods and nature inspired accents paired with soft textures. It’s a great style for baby and young kids spaces where you want a calming and serene color palette.

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bohemian interior designModern Boho

This tasteful bohemian living room features a mid-century influence with boho accents. It’s an mid-century modern space with a bold and eclectic color palette to give it that fabulous boho flair.

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bohemian interior designGlobal Boho

We love the global boho look of this eclectic entryway! It’s filled with plenty of global-inspired pieces along with layers of textures in similar color tones for a worldly look that’s still serene.

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Texturous Boho

This dining space captures the perfect balance of contemporary forms and minimal styling along with boho elements and materials. For this boho modern look, focus on form and material, like the rattan bucket seat, instead of over-accessorizing.

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bohemian interior designCoastal Boho

This rustic blue dining room features a warm and welcoming coastal influence with boho touches. Coastal design has a lot of natural materials already, so playing up the more casual aspect of this style can help it lean more bohemian.

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bohemian interior designBright Boho

This trendy rattan dining room mixes up eclectic and bold patterns with boho touches. Remember the Boho Motto: Don’t be afraid of patterns, go bold with them.

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bohemian interior designIndustrial Boho

Another look we love is mixing up Industrial style with eclectic elements for a Bohemian-inspired office! This workspace features a rich balance of natural, soft materials with more edgy items, like the industrial art, desk and stools.

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bohemian interior designChic and Charming Boho

This gorgeous green dining space features eclectic Bohemian style with a rustic influence. For this look blend textures in furniture, like the woven chairs and carved wooden credenza, to achieve the Boho feel.

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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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