“Bohemian is a state of mind and heart,” says designer Kelly Wearstler. “It’s about having a free spirit, finding inspiration from travels and not minding rules.” Using an eclectic mix of textures like embroidery and fringe alongside natural elements like wood, marble, gemstones, leather, silk and metals is the key to getting the look right.
Adding something vintage is critical to the bohemian room, says designer Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior. “You can splurge on a beautiful vintage chair or just simply get a vintage mudcloth and throw it over a chair that needs a bit of a boho vibe.” Most of all, this mix is about a lifestyle. “Don’t view this as a look or a trend,” she explains. “Your home can’t look casual and chill, and then not feel comfortable putting your feet up on the coffee table. Make it yours and own it!”
The key is finding balance and gradually adding to the interior over time. “A successful bohemian room feels discovered and considered stemming from an adoration of craft and pieces with meaning,” says event designer Kila Carr-Ince.
“I think a boho room should have a casual, romantic feeling to it,” says interior designer Elizabeth Pyne. “I think it should be soft lit and cozy at night. And the furniture should include low sofas.”