When it comes to bohemian style, we (and you!) just can’t get enough! We love how warm and welcoming the boho look makes a space feel. If you’re looking to bring all the boho vibes to your living room, look no further than this very list, where we detail exactly how to get it done. Follow these top tips to create the boho living room of your dreams!
1. Try a bold and bright boho living room look.
One thing we love about the boho look? That you can tailor it to any color scheme! Case in point: the bright, color- and pattern-filled boho living room above, which embraces both maximalism and bohemian style in the most beautiful way.
To get the look at home, we recommend starting with a fun rug (you can check out all our bohemian styles here!) and a few key pieces of furniture or art. These pieces will be the bones of your space, and then you can start adding in all the exciting extras!
2. Or, tone it down with an earthy palette.
On the other side of the coin: If something saturated isn’t your cup of tea, don’t fret! A more natural, earthy palette is perfect for creating a warm and cozy boho living room. After all, who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and enjoy an afternoon in the space above?
To keep your living room (or any other space in your home, for that matter!) from feeling too one-note, be sure to play with multiple tones within your chosen color palette. Meaning, if beige is going to be one of your go-to’s, try styling several shades of beige in your space to mix it up and add depth.
3. Roll out a Moroccan-inspired rug.
Let’s be honest: You can’t talk about creating a boho living room without talking about Moroccan rugs! These stunning styles are a classic in any bohemian look, and for good reason! Their imperfect, graphic lines go with almost everything, and create a statement that makes the floor feel almost like a work of art. Check out all the Moroccan rug inspiration here!
4. Or, consider mixing it up with a traditional rug.
Moroccan rugs may be synonymous with bohemian style, but that doesn’t mean you have to have one in your boho living room. We’re all about making your home a reflection of your own style, and if something more traditional fits the bill, go for it!
So, yes: traditional Persian and Turkish-inspired rugs absolutely mesh with the boho look. We love the rusty, more subdued hues in the living room above, but a style with a bolder, more saturated palette would be just as stunning!
5. Grow your own indoor rainforest!
Let’s talk plants! Whether real or faux (no judgment here!), plants of all varieties are highly encouraged when creating your ideal boho living room look. The key is to really mix it up, and to incorporate plants of varying heights, leaf shapes, and colors.
And placement is key too! Drape a plant with climbing vines over the edge of a cabinet or shelf, place a medium-sized plant on a pedestal or side table, add a tall potted tree to a vacant corner. The more plants—and more variety—the merrier!
6. Hang something unique and unexpected on the walls.
The boho look is all about mixing, matching, and incorporating unique and maybe even unusual pieces into your space for a layered, eclectic moment. Just take a look at the trio of ceramic bells hanging on the wall in the boho living room above—how cool is that?!
Here are a few other pieces to look out for to add an unexpected accent to your wall: macrame pieces, tapestries (see the photo below!), wall vases, hanging plants, a collection of wall plates, a woven fan, an interesting sconce. Head to your local vintage or thrift store to score the best finds and see what speaks to you!
7. Display a collected mix of textiles.
We mention layers a lot when we talk about boho spaces, and that’s because a layered, collected look is key in nailing bohemian style! So, try incorporating an eclectic mix of textiles in your living room to maximize and energize these layers. We love a mix-and-match look, especially when it comes to pillows on the couch. To keep things cohesive, pick a pattern, color, or style to use as the common thread between each piece.
8. Create a contrast with an abundance of textures.
Speaking of textiles, we shouldn’t let them have all the fun! Look to rest of your space—the furniture, the rugs, the accents, the lighting—and think about how you can create a more layered look by mixing up the textures. The boho look lends itself especially well to natural textures, so look for pieces made of rattan, wicker, terracotta, preserved plants, wood, and braided materials. Then turn on some music, light a candle, and make an afternoon of experimenting with the best ways to style them together!
9. Accessorize with fun lighting.
No matter the room, every space deserves good (and stylish!) lighting! Boho living rooms, in particular, call for lighting that will add an extra layer of charm and texture. We love the woven pendant on the floor lamp in the room above, but Moroccan lanterns, lighting with bronze finishes, chandeliers made with beading or capiz shells, and other fixtures with interesting textures would be winners too.
10. Finish with a pouf.
The last finishing touch that comes after lighting? It’s a pouf! We’ve expressed our love of poufs many a time (here and here, if you need some pouf-spiration!), and love their versatility and that extra bit of oomph they bring to a space. Add one to your living room for an easy spot to put up your feet or for an impromptu extra spot to sit!