6 Masculine Boho Decor Ideas to Give Your Space an Unexpected Twist

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Cozy textures at every turn, piles of throw pillows, and abundant layers of patterns are the designated staples of boho style. Having potted plants positioned everywhere goes without saying. It's safe to say that the majority of spaces embodying a bohemian-inspired scheme usually tend to be saturated with warm shades and rattan accents, or enveloped in a neutral-heavy palette. So naturally, that invites us to explore the other end of the spectrum, one that's grounded by a moody finish that takes on a slightly more refined and grown-up feel. The trick? Combining the free-spirited aesthetic with elements borrowed from contemporary or rustic design. If you're curious enough to see how that plays out, read on for six masculine boho decor ideas that'll bring a change to the expected.

1. Make a statement.

If you prefer boho style with a side of minimalism, outfit your space with a focal piece like the fringed mirror in this Portland home. Bonus points if you're working with a dark wall paint, which provides a defining backdrop for whatever item of decor you choose.

Get the look: Ben & Aja Contemporary Half Moon Mirror, $2,400

2. Go classic.

Instead of the traditional palette of saturated hues, opt for a high-contrast black and white scheme. Fill the space with an eclectic mix of patterns and bring in a leather accent piece, or two, to keep the room from feeling sterile. This cozy kids' playroom, designed by Studio McGee, does just that and adds on a touch of personality to boot.

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3. Balance things out.

If you're looking to infuse masculine boho decor in the kitchen, try balancing an all-white space with black cabinets and warm wooden details. This bohemian design, belonging to Kirsten Diane, masters the aesthetic with the help of a pair of woven cane pendant lights and a textured landing pad for good measure.

Get the look: OrientalBazar Bamboo Pendant Light, $24.90 - $91

4. Make it modern.

Masculine boho decor with the home office in mind looks a lot like this stunning study designed by Emily Henderson. Integrate contemporary and streamlined furnishings to contrast the more organic elements of the room, such as a patterned rug or plants, for a dynamic look.

Get the look: Anthropologie Nemus 60" Table , $1,498

5. Load up on textures.

Wall-hangings are yet another standard in boho style. Outside of lending the walls a textured element, they're a great way to conceal unsightly fixtures and even electrical boxes. In this Insta-perfect nook, a defining tasseled tapestry anchors the design, uniting the eclectic grouping with a daring finish.

Get the look: IHeartNorwegianWood African Mudcloth Wall Hanging With Tassels, $179

6. Stay grounded.

Low-set furniture is a hallmark of bohemian style. Follow the lead of this chic living room, where masculine boho decor — like the near ground-level sofa, matching coffee table, and cluster of throw pillows (for extra seating in a pinch) — invites a relaxing vibe, especially if you're working with a darker scheme.

Get the look: HAY Mags Sectional, $2,745


Anna is a New York-based writer and editor with a penchant for travel, design, and interiors.

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