If you're anything like us, you might spend a good portion of your day bookmarking interior design looks you love on Instagram. And after a while, you've probably noticed some styles coming up again and again. Take for instance, boho — a popular aesthetic that encourages layering textures and colors for a carefree look.
The Origins of Boho Style
Originally used as a term that has problematic undertones, "Bohemian" has since become a term adopted by writers and artists to describe a carefree lifestyle. The style had a heyday during the '60s and '70s in both interior design and clothing, thanks to the hippie look. Since then, it's evolved into "boho," with designers like Justina Blakeney putting their own twist on the term (she calls her plant-filled boho style "jungalow").
Boho Decorating Tips
For a boho living room that's instantly relaxing, mix textures and layer rugs to your heart's content. Add faux or natural greenery to the space with bold planters for added effect. Consider adding a mirror as well, like this DIY fringed one. Pay close attention to seating — floor cushions and ottomans will make your space adaptable, casual, and inviting.
When it comes to your dining room, many of the same rules apply. Mix textures and plants and get creative with colorful table linens and plates.
Where to Shop for Boho Furniture and Decor
Ready to embrace the boho style? We've got some tips on where to find your new favorite decor items and furniture. Big-name retailers like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, of course, carry plenty of items with boho vibes. We love the aesthetic of Justina Blakeney and her shop, Jungalow, where you can find everything from rugs to kitchen decor. You can also search through Etsy for handmade or vintage gems — try search terms like "boho," "rattan," "1960s," "wicker," and "cane."
If you're into a more hands-on approach, try finding low-cost items that you can DIY into boho decor. You can experiment with everything from a wood wall hanging to a chic side table. Look for ways to incorporate the style into your existing furniture and don't be afraid to mix decor styles. However you choose to decorate, let the materials and colors lead the way.