How to Achieve the Bohemian Living Room of Your Dreams

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WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on January 9, 2020

No matter how far you travel, you’ll always need a place to unwind. But, what better way to remember where you’ve been than styling a living room to feature art and reminders of your travel. Plus, you’ll need a place to entertain friends and swap travel stories while you’re home.  

Bohemian design brings together many influences and can make you feel like you’re still out on the road, even when you’re relaxing at home. But, you don’t want your entertainment space jam-packed with everything you’ve collected from abroad. So, how can you bring bohemian vibes without being too busy? 

Here’s how to create the bohemian living room of your dreams.

Bohemian design embraces bright, bold color moments, so don’t hesitate to make a statement in your living room. From brightly colored chairs to fun, patterned wallpaper, pick a few bold elements to make the room feel eclectic and bohemian. 

Worried about clashing with too much color? Pick colors to coordinate across the room, like the blues in the living room below.  

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What better way to show off your travel finds than a meticulously planned gallery wall? A gallery wall in a bohemian space can be a great element to pull from different design inspirations. Mix bold art in different styles, sizes, and frames to create a whimsical space.

Not sure where to start? Here’s to curate a perfect gallery wall.

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The fun of bohemian design is the many influences you can pull from. That means you’ve got an endless library of textures to use. 

Make the most of this design element — rock a few thick knit pillows to contrast against a modern leather sectional. Add some points of interest with wooden sculptures, ceramic pot planters, and a textured ceramic lamp

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The laid back nature of bohemian design is its ability to mix and match with other styles. When you’re going for an eclectic vibe, you can bring in different design influences to round out your living room. Bring in a mid-century modern floating console to play against a contemporary chair, or subtle farmhouse accents like pillar candles and a rustic wood end table.

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As a constant globe trotter, you’ll need space to entertain when you return from your travels. No matter the size of your living room, you can create playful seating arrangements to entertain large groups.

Go for a global feel and bring in poufs where you can rest your weary feet on your own and guests can sit in a pinch. A pair of armchairs foster conversation facing a sofa

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With the right elements and balance, you can make your living room feel like you’re traveling the world without leaving your couch. 

Bohemian not the right vibe for you? Try our style quiz to see what works!

Words by Emma Diehl