Bohemian style has surged in popularity over the last decade, bringing with it an eclectic burst of color, pattern, natural materials, and unique crafting techniques — basically anything goes. But don't let the laid-back, effortless look fool you. Plenty of thought goes into each and every piece, especially when it comes to wall decor. You want to showcase items that are artistic but still represent your free-spirited personality and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your home. That's not too much to ask, right? To get you started, here are 10 boho wall decor ideas that you can either buy or DIY.
1. Keep it simple.
You can still opt for a minimal approach when it comes to boho wall decor ideas. In fact, minimal bohemian is a style in itself. Try this simple DIY mirror that uses earthy tones and natural textures to create a stylish, high-end look in any room.
Get the look: Boho Mirror DIY
2. Incorporate symbols.
Symbols and illustrations, like the ones in this boho wall decor idea, are often in free-spirited rooms. The mystical eye print on these wall hangings adds visual interest without being too distracting, while the black and white colors break up the plain white wall. Oh, and you've gotta love the fringe trim, right?
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Eyes Wall Hanging, $29
3. Create texture with fringe.
And speaking of fringe, Kelly of Studio DIY has mastered the unfinished detail, as you can tell from this boho wall decor idea that she came up with for her bedroom. Using cotton brush fringe and a neutral flatweave rug, Kelly has created a unique wall hanging that we can't quite believe wasn't bought off the shelf.
Get the look: Easy Fringe Wall Hanging DIY
4. Use natural materials.
The beauty of boho is the fact that you can make just about anything into a worthy piece of wall art. For example, the frame of this unique wall hanging is a tree branch that can be found in your own backyard. The remaining items — twine, wooden rings and simple beads — can be found at your local craft store.
Get the look: Boho Wood Wall Hanging DIY
5. Shop handcrafted goods.
Etsy is a great place to look for unique boho wall decor ideas that are unique and handmade. And bonus, you also get the added benefit of supporting small independent makers. These patterned tapestries displayed in wooden embroidery hoops are ideal for bringing elements of your travels to your walls.
6. Get crafty with clay.
If you're after a quick craft project, Fimo Clay is your new best friend. Caroline of Burkatron used it to create this boho wall decor idea featuring abstract shapes in muted tones. It's a simple addition to the wall but one that adds both character and charm.
Get the look: Clay Wall Hanging DIY
7. Dip dye some yarn.
While bohemian design can be pretty colorful and maximalist in approach at times, earthy tones such as ash rose, mustard yellow, and terra cotta are currently on-trend and will work with a number of interior styles. Think about sustainability and how you can repurpose materials to create something new, just like this beautiful DIY wall hanging by Hunker's own Trisha Sprouse.
Get the look: Dip-Dye Yarn Wall Hanging DIY
8. Opt for a tapestry.
Got a wall that you'd prefer to cover up? Here's the good news — a tapestry will do just that while also adding an eclectic boho touch to your room. Style it over a platform bed (just like a headboard) and finish the look with fairy lights and relaxed bed linen.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Stardust Tapestry, $49
9. Put your collection on display.
If you're a magnet for all things woven on your travels, this boho wall decor idea is perfect for you. Create a gallery of wall baskets or bowls instead of art and hey presto, you've got yourself the ultimate bohemian wall à la Justina Blakeney of Jungalow.
Get the look: West Elm All Across Africa Wall Baskets, $39 - $229
10. Consider hanging bells.
Use that leftover air-dry clay to create a one-of-a-kind boho wall decor idea and you'll have all your pals asking for the same design. These decorative bells have been all over Pinterest and making them couldn't be any easier — ringing them at dinner time ain't too bad either.
Get the look: Earthy Clay Bells DIY