Design Style Guide: Boho Chic

This month’s Design Style Guide is all about the decor of the modern-day hippie: Boho Chic. This relaxed style focuses on a spiritual connection with nature through patterns, fabrics, and calming colorways. Read on to learn all about Boho Chic:

Definition   This style can go by a few names: Boho, Bohemian, or Boho Chic. All mean the same thing – a style that is more about a way of life than how you decorate your home. Hippies, gypsies, artists, and free spirits all gravitate to this style. Boho is all about relaxed style that is meant to elicit a sense of calm and centeredness when entering the space.

History   Boho Chic is a modern day design style that evolved from the hippie lifestyle of the 1960s and ‘70s. It was important to have a place to gather with friends, relax, become one with nature, and develop a community of like-minded people. Boho chic style is a trendy take on hippie culture that still embraces these core concepts. The ideals of free expression, getting back to nature, and creating an inviting, comfortable space to relax with your social circle is an important part of Boho style.

Spot the Style   Boho Chic is a little bit tricky to spot as it often incorporates elements of Native American design, Moroccan, and Eclectic. Look for nature-inspired colorways that revolve around sandy beige, rusty reds or oranges, ocean aquamarine. Fabrics are cozy and well worn. Vintage items from the 60’s are often incorporated such as the classic papasan chairs and bohemian area rugs. Patterns are inspired by Native American designs. Thoughtful materials such as natural fibers, reclaimed wood, and glass or crystal accents are incorporated to create a spiritual connection between the home and nature. This connection to nature means Boho designs also feature plenty of plants, literally adding life to the space.

Notables   The only name you need to know in Bohemian style is Justina Blakeney. She literally wrote the books on this free-spirited style. She knows that this is so much more than a design style, it’s a lifestyle and so Justina also created Jungalow – a lifestyle blog for the modern day Bohemian hippie.

Where to Shop

1. Daisie Rattan Chair from Grandin Road
2. White Wood Grey Shell Inlay Accent Table from Studio 350
3. White Mosaic Accent Table from Decor Therapy
4. Bohemian Tribal Fabric from Creaty & Craftsy
5. Classic Bohemian Accent Pillow from Taoson
6. Bohemian Crystal Chandelier from Pier 1 Imports
7. Bohemian Damask Multi Rug from nuLOOM

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