Create a Bohemian Bedroom in 4 Easy Steps - The Southshore Fine Linens Blog

April 26, 2018 3 min read

Create a Bohemian Bedroom in 4 Easy Steps  - The Southshore Fine Linens Blog

Creating a Bohemian bedroom is all the rage, but many people don’t get it right. If you don’t combine your materials and patterns correctly, it looks like a mess instead of a personal design statement.

Here’s what you should consider if you want to create a Boho bedroom that works.

A Boho bedroom is all about creativity, but the overall feel is relaxed and welcoming. When decorating many people choose to go with a modern boho look, using vibrant colors and contrast. But you can just as easily create a Boho bedroom using neutral colors, textures, and variety for a more chic look.

Start by deciding what resonates most with you. If you can’t imagine sleeping in a room filled with loud colors, don’t. Opt for a neutral palette, but don’t worry - your bedroom will still have plenty of interest.


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The Boho Bed of Your Dreams

Your bed is the focal point of your room and deserves the most attention. It’s the ideal opportunity to showcase your personal tastes and create a useable piece of art.

A Boho bed looks tosses together and relaxed, but not messy. An easy way to start your bed design is with a reversible quilt set like the Winter Brush. It offers deep color on one side and a neutral option on the other. Alternatively, buy a new duvet cover. The paisley print of thePure Melody collection works well as a starting point for a Boho bedroom.

Once you’ve decided on your bedding, you’ll need plenty of pillows. Vary the textures, materials, and patterns. Boho almost always includes quirky extras such as fringes, tassels, or beads to add ethnic flair.

Remember, Boho has no rigid rules. You can create a wonderful Bohemian bedroom entirely in neutrals. Layer patterns and materials in soft, soothing tones and focus on natural materials such as linen, cotton, or silk.


Tie-In Walls, Ceiling & Floor

Another feature of Boho is the use of all spaces in the room. Draping windows and the ceiling with sheer fabrics, a shawl, lace, or a tapestry ties other elements in your room into your bed design. You can take risks with flamboyant color, or layer tones for a boudoir effect.

Use fun accessories like a bamboo screen, beaded curtain, dream catcher or macrame wall hanging to create a unique look and divide up your space. Create a cozy sleeping area or reading nook for an extra laid-back vibe.

Don’t forget about the floor either. Rugs often play a strong role in Boho since they create visual warmth. A fluffy shag rug contrasting linen pillows and a knitted bed - forget the rules and have fun.

 

Choose Prints Wisely

While Boho does not adhere to specific design rules, novices may want to follow these tips for choosing clashing prints. You want to create visual harmony, not chaos.

One foolproof way to bring prints together is by using different sizes of similar geometric prints. Another way is to choose patterns in the same shade of color. If all this bores you, try contrasting colors such as yellow and blue, orange and blue, or pink and green, but use the combination throughout the room.

Creating a Boho bedroom is much like painting a piece of art. The great thing about decorating with a Boho style is that it doesn't have to be expensive. Whether you decide to buy, upcycle or DIY your bedroom furniture and decor, you can transform your room into a bohemian paradise on any budget.

Remember to experiment, use your imagination and include items that reflect your unique style and life experiences so it becomes a room you never want to leave.



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