Bohemian chic is an eclectic decorating style that is hard to define. A little bit hippie and a little bit hipster. A little bit retro and a little bit romantic. Boho chic may look haphazard and random but don't be deceived. Eclectic styles are sometimes the most difficult to pull off. When done right, the effect is magnificent. Bohemian rooms have a dynamic, evolving movement to them; the design aesthetic does not feel overly engineered and planned. Comfortable and inviting, these are rooms to be experienced, not merely admired.
The bohemian chic room is a fun, textured and inviting place that may have the following elements:
• Eclectic array of colors; lots of rich dark hues interspersed with the odd bright whimsical color
• Lots of one-of-a-kind knick knacks
• Layers upon layers of rich-hued textiles (pillows, throws, rugs and wall hangings).
• Distressed painted woods
• Lots of houseplants
• Ornate wrought iron
• Kitschy Victoriana
• Vintage and retro furniture and accessories
• Global and "ethnic" wares collected during travel or through domestic importers
• Folk art and handmade items.
Here are some wonderful sources for bohemian furniture around the web:
1. (clockwise from top):
Antoinette fainting sofa. Urban Outfitters, $579. Vintage vanity, Jayson Home and Garden's "Flea Market". $1,295.
La Versha chair. Anthropologie, $248.
Empire iron bed. Sundance. $1,695+.
2. Teak cabinet. Plumo, $276.
3. Vintage cane chair. Rhapsody Attic on Etsy, $165.
4. Tray top magazine rack from Sundance. $138.
5. Yellow corner shelf, Veranda Village on Etsy. $40.
6. Upcyclded mid-century sofa at Jipsi Boho on Etsy, $745.
7. Antique cane bench. Layla Grace, $3,000.
8. Terai folding chair. Anthropologie, $198.
9. Chakki stool. Serena & Lily. The cotton cushion can be slipcovered in one of 12 upholstery fabrics. $450.
10. Painted metal tables. Plumo. $230.23.
Images: As linked above.