Deciding on a particular style of interior design to incorporate into your home can be one of the most daunting tasks that any homeowner can face. It only becomes so frustrating if you find it hard sticking to one particular style.
After all, these days there are so many options to choose from, and just picking one can be in and of itself a tiring job. Picking a specific style has to come from a place of inspiration.
This dilemma is perhaps the most integral and most applicable to the design of one’s bedroom. The bedroom serves as the area of peace and quiet—the one place of solace in the house that you have amidst the otherwise hustling and bustling that goes on in other busier areas of the home.
It’s the section of the house that you have all to yourself—a portion of the home where you are free as you please to rest and relax after a day’s hard work. As such, getting the ambiance just right in your bedroom can get stressful.
But it doesn’t have to be so stressful! You don’t have to spend all the time in your day wondering whether you’ve got the right set pieces together or whether the curtains match the carpet—there are some styles out there that have little to no care for any strict rules, where the only important part is that it appeals to you.
If you’re someone who’s sick and tired of the humdrum minimalist style that’s utilized in most modern and contemporary homes, why not opt for a space that’s more personal without a care for hardbound rules?
What is Boho?
If you’re looking for a stylistic choice that prizes your personal flair and individual personality as the guideline for design, perhaps the Bohemian style is what would suit you best. The Bohemian style, or otherwise known as Boho, doesn’t necessarily relate to the famous song by the British rock band Queen, but their out-of-this-world no-holds-barred aesthetic when it comes to music comes close.
The Bohemian style generally puts the utmost focus and ultimate emphasis on a free-spirited carefree attitude when it comes to design. It’s a style that comes across as a bit difficult to wrap your head around, but it’s easy enough to capture the gist of it.
Focus on unconventional appeal and breaking the normal rules when it comes to interior design and you’ve pretty much got it down to a tee. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything goes when it comes to Bohemian bedrooms, as there’s still a common element when it comes to this style.
The common element—the thread that holds Bohemian style together—is a taste for the artistic. A Bohemian person is someone who lives a free-spirited lifestyle and carefree attitude that’s bound only by their interest in the arts. If this description speaks to who you are, then you know you’re on the right path.
The Boho style is perhaps the closest you’ll get to true, unadulterated, vivid expression of your personality in the décor of your home. It’s the interior design choice that will leave you breathlessly comfortable to the utmost degree in your living space—exactly how you should be in your own bedroom.
The plus point here is that when compared to other more modern styles, Boho can come quite cost-effective. If you play your cards right, you won’t have to break the bank with expensive decorations and costly ornaments. Because it’s such a wildly free interior design style, you can enjoy a stylish and comforting bedroom without having to break the bank.
Characteristics of Boho
Now that you have a tiny whiff of what Boho can be and what it stands for, let’s begin talking about what choices you can have and what decorations you can incorporate in your bedroom to invoke it. By paying attention to these characteristics you can much more clearly express yourself in the way that you would want it.
Diving straight into such a lawless and unbound design style such as Boho design can be tricky—and it can be especially unnerving to those who aren’t that comfortable yet with overstepping their boundaries.
So, feel free to start small. Begin simply. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t afford nor comfortably go for more extravagant decorations on the get-go. Ease into the Bohemian style with more simple, neutral pieces
Even though the Boho style asks you, quite gently, to part ways with conventional rules, it still allows you the complete freedom to begin with even the simplest of design choices.
Get Bold and Bright
Once you’ve eased into the Bohemian style and are hopefully more comfortable with letting loose the inner artist in you, it’s time to go colorful. Be as vivid and bright as you can and want to be—remember, Boho only asks you not to question whether one color pairs with another. It doesn’t matter!
What does matter is whether or not it speaks to you, personally? Whether or not it brings you comfort or makes you feel like it expresses a bit of your personality is what you should be thinking about when wondering what color of lamps or vases to get.
However, if you are stuck in a rut wondering which colors to choose from, it’s recommended to go with warm colors. Typically, Boho tends towards more earthy hues and natural shades that really move towards the direction of a more natural ambiance.
Speaking of a more natural ambiance, what better way could there be to invoke the spirit of nature than to spread plant life around your bedroom! Whether it’s on your bedside table, in the corner of your room, or sitting on the windowsill, you’re sure to find a place that’s just begging for a bit of greenery.
Not only does it invoke the feel of a more natural living space, putting potted plants inside your bedroom can help bring much-needed fresh air into it as well!
If you’re wondering about what particular plants are ideal for the bedroom, here’s a couple:
- Rubber Fig
- Aloe Vera
- Snake Plant
For those with a not-so-green thumb, there’s plenty of options for you to choose from so long as you know where to look!
As has been said before, the clearest objective that Boho has is to express your personality and individuality.
As such, try and go for set pieces that more or less speak personally to you. Choose knick-knacks and trinkets and other personal items that have a history of their own such as gifts from friends or things you’ve brought back from trips abroad.
Don’t go choosing decorative pieces that would only appear beautiful, but go for the ones that you feel can help you feel more at home in your own bedroom. This is the key factor in Boho that can help you stay cost-effective, as you can even go for second-hand pieces.
Carpets and Rugs
At the heart and soul of any Bohemian room is the intricately ornate carpets that line its floors. Go wild with different pairings and styles!
In fact, you can even go crazy with different layers of stacked carpet and rugs. It doesn’t really matter whether they match whatever else is in your bedroom. Again, the important part is it appeals to your creative endeavors!
Mirrors that Gleam
Another object in the bedroom that you can play with is a mirror. It doesn’t even have to be built into the wall; it can stand even in just the corner of the living space!
There are plenty of different mirror types that you can choose from, and picking a particular kind can become just as confusing as any other choice. Lucky you, there’s a way for you to narrow down your interests.
There are a couple of reasons why you would want a mirror in your bedroom, aside from the practical uses. Here are some of them:
- Makes the room more spacious
- Boosts interior light
- Adds a focal point in the room
Consider all of these and you should be able to come up with a decision in no time!
Art on the Walls
As has been said before, the Bohemian person is one who lives by their own rules, bound only by their artistic endeavors in life. As such, the Boho style is one where you can express your inner artist to its fullest content!
Place on your walls as varying degrees of art styles as you want, all the way from the classics to modern abstract pieces, have as much fun as you want!
Boho allows you the freedom to place as diverse sets of paintings and other kinds of art as possible in your room, as it doesn’t really matter as much if the pieces don’t complement one another.
All in all, at the heart and soul of Bohemian style, is self-expression. And what better way could there be to express yourself than through the art that you hang on your walls? By all means, go wild and get crazy—as free as your creative desires want.