Boho Design is Trending—Here’s How to Bring It Home

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Published on June 22, 2020

While Havenly client styles run the gamut, boho design is our most-requested style. The effortless vibe and bold yet organic nature of bohemian design are perennially popular, so it’s not surprising that 20 percent of our clients fall into this category. Keep in mind we have 14 distinct design styles—20 percent is quite substantial! 

Due to the growing popularity of modern boho designs, we created a Havenly-curated home goods brand, Roam Common, to make it easy to readily discover the on-trend, free-spirited style for your own home. 

Here’s how to bring boho vibes into your home design.

Weaving in elements of a well-traveled home brings the adventurous and wandering boho soul to life. Global patterns and influences are a hallmark feature of bohemian design—think a vintage Moroccan rug or intricately woven pillow. Boho design is a curation and celebration of the places you’ve been. Keep an eye out for decor and art on your travels to incorporate into your space. Maps, artist prints, wood carvings, and woven wall hangings are all great pieces to collect abroad to bring home to your boho house.  

Catching more feels than planes lately? No worries there. You don’t have to be a world traveler to live in style like one. Channel well-cultured, worldly vibes with choice decor such as a natural wood beaded chandelier or a sunburst cane mirror. Global decor is fun to discover and bring in to mix and match in your own space.

Boho design celebrates a strong connection to nature and looks to infuse cues from the natural world, drawing a sense of the outdoors in. Incorporating organic textures like jute, rattan, cane, bone inlay, and of course, greenery, is an easy way to bring the boho spirit home. 

Organic textures are easy to mix and match for a fun, funky feel. Try a wooden coffee table paired with woven rattan baskets, leather accessories, and potted plants. For those lacking green thumbs, artificial plants or even plant photography make for a good substitute.

Just like an artistic spirit, bohemian homes infuse story and soul through personal touches. Restyling your space doesn’t mean you must start completely from scratch. Instead, feel free to mix old and new to create a sense that pieces have been discovered and collected over time. 

Boho design is about telling a story. Opt for artwork and decor that stirs memories, perhaps of a distant city or exciting adventure. Try a gallery wall with prints from various artists, cherished photos, a creative mirror, and a textured wall hanging like a seagrass basket. The result? A one-of-a-kind space filled with character and personality—your own.

Bohemian style is all about layering: mixing and matching textures, colors, and patterns for a cozy home filled with depth and dimension. It’s styling a vintage rug over a larger jute one, an eclectic curation of bold pillows, juxtaposing vibrant colors, or creating a vignette of vintage candlesticks and vases in assorted heights.

Bohemian is anything but stuffy, and much more happy-go-lucky. Play with multiple colors and textures to create the space of your dreams—think a velvet sofa contrasting with a wooden coffee table, a corner layered with a ladder, potted plant, and floor lamp, and a smattering of patterned throw pillows.

Boho design is less about rules, and more about breaking them for a one-of-a-kind look that is uniquely yours. 

Let our designers help create your ultimate boho room design. Take our interior design style quiz to get started!

Words by Avery Johnson