Bohemian


BOHO DESIGNS

The boho design is built on the theory that the design and color of any home should be the reflection of the dwellers. Boho style is a personal, rule-breaking and exotic style of home decorations. These designs are always full of culture, life and any other interesting material from your own personal story like a hat or medals or just some mismatched china sets that have a history or shows something about you. It is a relaxed, carefree and unusual form of design.


TEXTURES & COLORS

There is no compulsion of having a perfectly matching furniture in Bohemian designs. In fact, pieces are collected over time and mostly it is secondhand or vintage, or bought from local artisans so that it has a story of its own. Collecting furniture over time also imparts a mix-match look to the entire space. Textures vary widely. Boho style uses a lot of colors to bring a cheerful ambience inside your home.

  • The boho palette leans heavily towards the earthy, jewels and metallics tones.
  • Deep browns, grays and greens which imparts stability, balance and creativity respectively as a base.
  • Fiery orange, purple and electric blue which adds fun, mystery and sincerity respectively are used to accessorize

FINISHES & FLOORING

If you go bright with your color schemes, take a neutral stance with your flooring choice, such as an ash gray flooring. Have a friend getting rid of some weathered flooring that is still in good condition, try using it in your bathroom for antique look!

  • A bright cherry wood floor would be a great addition to a Bohemian pallette , especially against some beautiful wrought iron sconces.
  • Painted silver, satin black, aged brass can all fit happily with a home with Boho style
  • Try and keep a rule of three as to not overwhelm your space, try choosing finishes that will blend well.

ACCESSORIES & ACCENTS

Since bohemian textiles comes from exotic places around the world, patterns become a key of boho style. It is not necessary to keep patterns and colors interrelated. Mix and match is the key to decorating a boho style home. Nothing too fancy or new is required for decorating a boho house. In fact, everything in a boho design should have a slightly old look.

  • Combine silk and chenille with basic and natural materials like sisal or burlap. Use macramé abound and fringe crochet- curtains, rugs and pillows
  • Embrace the natural world and use ferns and hanging plants like lilies and philodendron to bring life into your room,
  • Use a family heirloom or any object from your travels or even any handmade item to pull up that boho room look


HISTORY OF THE BOHO DESIGN

The word ‘bohemian’ is used to describe any unconventional artist and boho designs are no different. Today, finding a clothing store or café with these designs is extremely easy but this was not the case always. Our knowledge of ‘bohemianism’ as a design has emerged from the France of early 19th century, when artists from different parts of worlds like India, Morocco, etc. moved into the gypsy areas of Paris, looking for an alternative to bourgeoise expectations. This amalgamation of different cultures of artists gave rise to a completely new form of style which was not created in the pursuit of wealth but it was the art for art’s sake or in their words,” l’art pour l’art’.


PRINCIPLES OF THE BOHO DESIGNS

‘The more the merrier’ is a basic principle of the boho design. Entire space is filled for creating a room which is vibrant, lively, cozy, and inviting with every object telling a story. It is an individual and relaxed fashion which does not want to achieve perfection. The essence of bohemian design is reflecting individualism and uniqueness through design, color and patterns. It is built on the theory that home is where the heart is.



THE KEY ELEMENTS OF BOHO DESIGN

The word ‘bohemian’ is used to describe any unconventional artist and boho designs are no different. Today, finding a clothing store or café with these designs is extremely easy but this was not the case always. Our knowledge of ‘bohemianism’ as a design has emerged from the France of early 19th century, when artists from different parts of worlds like India, Morocco, etc. moved into the gypsy areas of Paris, looking for an alternative to bourgeoise expectations. This amalgamation of different cultures of artists gave rise to a completely new form of style which was not created in the pursuit of wealth but it was the art for art’s sake or in their words,” l’art pour l’art’.