Decorating Trends Boho

Decorating Trends Boho
Bohemian or "Boho" has been around for a long time, and now, it's better than ever. Bohemians were the traveling people, the Gypsies, who trace their origins to India. The style is all about color, shimmer, texture, finding new uses for old things, passion and unrestrained energy.

Boho is favored by artists, actors, writers, musicians, world travelers and free spirits. And now the trend has tipped mainstream. Designer, Kathryn Ireland, always resonated Boho. Travel is in her soul and her fabrics and designs vibrate with her experiences.

Image Kathryn Ireland

***Designer Secrets***

  • Let vivid fabrics take center stage

  • Paint walls a soft chalky white, like Sherwin Williams "Snowbound" (SW 7004)

  • Add contrast with dark woods

  • Include ethnic art. Even better, paint it yourself!

  • Punctuate with imported sculpture and ceramic pots

  • Delight with the texture of nubby baskets, beads, and soft rugs

  • Finish with a touch of shimmer in a metal, mosaic or mirror

  • Be bold!

Some of my favorite Boho picks from West Elm.

These gorgeous pillows are made entirely from re-purposed vintage cotton saris, hand-quilted by women artisans in India.

Antique tiled mirrors are a beautiful way to reflect texture and color.

Reversable hand-blocked jaipur quilts from India are comfortable to use and beautiful to look at.

I absolutely love these Mongolian lambskin pillows.

Hammered aluminum vases are exotic and add contrast to the softness of the textiles.

Soft, yummy shag rugs add texture and luxury to your floor.

Drum pendants aren't necessarily Boho, but they're new and they look fantastic over a dining room table.

Gray continues to grow as a decorating trend. This is a major shift. It's beautiful on walls and in this gray and white bedding.

White square tableware. Classic and beautiful in any setting.

Even if your decorating style is not pure Boho, you may enjoy adding some of it's elements to create more excitement in your home. Changing one or two things, buying something new, letting go of something you no longer use, rearranging furniture or shifting artwork around can make your home feel fresh and more interesting.

Decorating Trends Boho

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