Cool, carefree, and beautifully spirited — the pillars of boho style rest on the ideals of creating a calm and zen ambiance. Walls painted in a soothing shade or bedding showcasing a serene hue tend to go hand in hand with that effort. But embracing a bohemian-inspired scheme doesn't necessarily have to entail decking out your space with layers of vintage rugs, an abundance of cozy textures, and enough plants to fill a greenhouse. In fact, it can be the opposite. Erring on the side of less is more, we've rounded up eight blue bohemian bedrooms that exude effortless calm. Take a look.
1. Paint an accent wall.
Rattan bed frames are a quintessential staple of a boho bedroom. Place one against a dark greenish-blue backdrop and the combo transforms into quite the statement-worthy finish. If you'd rather just dip your toes into the look, opt for an accent wall, just as Alex Evjen did here.
Get the look: Anthropologie Curved Rattan Bed, $1,798 - $2,098
2. Go for bold.
Take a leap and give your walls a vibrant splash of color with a moody shade of midnight blue, like the one in this spot designed by Dabito from Old Brand New. Offset the intensity of the scheme by filling the room with punches of contrasting colors like yellow and green.
Get the look: Behr Starless Night
3. Brighten things up.
If you prefer to take a more subtle approach to your blue bohemian bedroom, opt for a lighter shade on the walls and complement the scene with equally subdued furnishings. Bring in linen bedding and textured accents, such as a pendant or distressed dresser, for a dynamic finish.
Get the look: Anthropologie Woven Halley Duvet Cover, $218 - $258
4. Hang a pendant.
A rattan pendant light is a foolproof accent piece that has the power to transform any room into a certified bohemian escape. This true blue spot leaves no detail untouched — from the chic mustard throw at the foot of the bed to the lush greens tucked in the corner.
Get the look: IKEA Sinnerlig Pendant Lamp, $69.99
5. Rethink the headboard.
Nothing says cool and carefree like a tufted pillow that doubles as a makeshift headboard. An ideal complement to blue walls, this yellow, floral-printed piece brings a colorful touch to a textile-rich bedroom.
Get the look: Urban Outfitters Tufted Pillow Headboard, $99
6. Have fun with patterns.
Few elements have the power to capture our attention quite like a patterned, upholstered headboard. Pair it with an alluring blue backdrop — bonus points if it's in a contrasting shade — and complete the scene with layers of colorful, patterned throw pillows and quilt to boot.
7. Hang some art.
Artwork is yet another telltale marker of boho style and there's no better spot for it than above a frameless bed. Take a cue from this stunning Scandi-inspired, blue bohemian bedroom that we spotted on Fantastic Frank and allow the walls to serve as the ultimate blank canvas.
8. Keep it simple.
The best thing about the color blue is that it's versatile enough to work with just about anything. If you're not all about maximalist frills and textures, you can still enjoy boho style with thoughtfully curated textiles. In this dreamy bedroom designed by Maddy from Hutchinson House, denim pillows and a throw blanket are all it takes to channel that carefree spirit.
Get the look: Crate & Barrel Styles Blue Fringe Throw Blanket, $129.95