‘I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian,’ Brigitte Bardot.
Evolving after the French Revolution in the early eighteen hundreds, the Bohemian lifestyle and counter culture has generously inspired one of the world’s most beloved home decor and fashion trends of the twenty first century: Boho chic.
The Bohemians comprised of artistic and intellectual individuals that took to living an unconvential and adventurous life. And these traits play out heavily in the Boho chic decor that we still see today.
Modern day Bohemians love expressing their individuality through art, music and travel. But you don’t have to be a creative adventurer to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Boho interior design.
To start channelling your inner Boho diva, take a look at what style, colour, mood and place means to modish hippie goddesses in the world of interior design and how you can encapsulate the free spirit into your Boho room decor.
Boho style is less about convention and more about accepting that absolutely anything goes. However, one thing is consistent: there is a rich sense of femininity that pervades all Boho chic decor.
Boho chic is almost like the Geisha (a person of art) for the western world: soft, tender, spirited yet cheeky, fun and lively.
Folk art finery
Boho chic encourages you to step into a world of colour. The wonderful thing is you have the freedom to complement or contrast colours, be inspired by seasons and even embrace cool, carefree white when it comes to nailing Boho chic interiors.
To achieve the effect of paper lanterns without the electricity bill to go with it, hang this Lanterns Of Hoi An, Vietnam print, available from our travel photography collection.
Mixing things up
From Brit & Co.
From Brittany Ambridge.
Whether you’re away travelling or cosied up at home, the essence of Boho never needs to leave. Sure, it’s tricky to carry the free spirit in your heart after returning from your 9 to 5 office job so let your home decor aid in retaining that open sense of wonder.
With Boho chic interior design at your doorstep, at least you know your home provides an escape into a place where you can be a free, spirited version of yourself.
Fly into freedom
From Carley Summers.
From A Cup Of Jo.
Kick off those heels! It’s time to go globetrotting in true Boho style. To inspire your next adventure, welcome multicultural art into your home and cap off the ultimate in Boho room decor.
If you’re taking a break from travel but yearn for those distant lands, get your mojo back with these exotic interior delights.
From El Ramla Hamra.
The Bohemian lifestyle is all about the arts and supporting the arts, so get on board and invest in new canvas art today.