The Best Boho-Chic Decor for Small Spaces

published Jun 28, 2021
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Sometimes the best decor is found in small spaces. Sure, decorating within a limited amount of square footage has its challenges, but it’s a myth that you can’t make a petite place look just as good as a larger one. For proof of that myth buster, just check out Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool experience, where 10 different designers brought 10 different design themes to life within a 120 square foot space. Feeling inspired? AT readers have the opportunity to shop the items in each room. For those who couldn’t make it to New York City to see the experience in person, we’re bringing the Small Cool experience to you by rounding up the best boho-chic decor for small spaces from the set. 

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Jayson Home

These hand towels are a sophisticated step up from typical terrycloth towels, as well as an unexpected way to spruce up your bathroom or kitchen. Super soft and lightweight, they’re made from a linen that absorbs and dries quickly. The texture only gets better with age, and also makes for an interesting alternative to tea towels. Choose from five neutral shades or bright ochre for a burst of color.

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Serena & Lily

Light up your life with this slim, classic wicker wall sconce. Inspired by vintage pharmacy lighting, the arm turns so that you can shine the light right where you need it. To elevate the wicker material, the sconce is finished in hand-rubbed bronze and has a solid brass backplate.

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Jayson Home

Whether you're using this basket as a kitchen fruit bowl or a vessell for magazines on your coffee table, it will look instantly chic. Fun and functional, this basket was handcrafted in the souks of Marrakech from dried palm leaf fibers, which give it its natural texture and shape. It's the perfect boho accent.

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Chasing Paper

Wallpaper is one of the surest ways to completely transform a room, and this rich blue pattern is a striking choice. This peel-and-stick wallpaper means that a DIY job is a cinch, saving you lots of time and money. It’s also the perfect option for renters, so you don’t have to stress about making a permanent change.

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Annie Selke

Spice things up when there’s a chill in the air with this cozy throw blanket in Spice, a hue reminiscent of a sunset in Morocco. Offering a great pop of color on your bed or couch, this blanket is made from soft chenille fabric. Made by artisans via Fair Trade, the pom-pom fringe adds an extra textural touch.

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Have a ball adding this spherical pillow to a cozy chair, couch, or any place that needs to be livened up with a touch of burnt orange. Completely handmade, the velvet pillow is as soft as it is pretty.

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Give your windowsill a break and opt for a hanging plant to bring some greenery into your space. The planter’s simple design keeps all the focus on the bright green leaves. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry — this guy will still thrive in lower light, though it does best in bright, indirect light.

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Ballard Designs

You don’t have to dig through the stalls of a Middle Eastern bazaar to find the perfect brass serving tray. This one looks like it came straight from the market with its hammered finish. No matter if you use it simply as an accent piece or as a fruit bowl, it makes a statement in any situation.

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Ballard Designs

Casual yet sophisticated, this dining chair is all about the subtle details. Note the contoured legs, curved front rail, and an “X” detail embossed into the caramel leather back. The more you sit in the chair, the richer the leather’s patina becomes with time. It's handcrafted from a hardwood frame with an oak finish, and comes fully assembled.