Good Morning, how was your weekend? For me, I managed to stay home for most of it and just potter around the house. It was heavenly and rare to be able to do so, so I relished every minute of it.
It’s time for another interior style and today I thought I’d talk about the Bohemian Style. As a teenager I used to while away my summer holidays with romantic notions about travelling the world and being a free spirit. I would imagine myself living a nomadic existence and going and doing whatever I fancied, moving from place to place on a whim, eating exotic foods and lying on a brightly coloured hammock under a desert sun. This is what I thought it would be like to live a bohemian life. I’m sure the reality is far far from this, but one can dream right?
Bohemian interiors are inspired by travels to exotic and colour filled destinations such as India, Morocco and South America. These interiors are vibrant, colourful and eclectic. Taking from the idea that items are collected during their travels, a variety of unique and individual pieces are collected and displayed together making the Bohemian interior one of the most difficult to pull off well.
There are so many interpretations of this type of interior that it was difficult to create a cohesive collage of images to showcase. Instead, I’ve chosen a variety of images that I like and that contain the different elements of the style in each.
THE KEY ELEMENTS
- This type of interior is usually bright and colourful.
- Different textiles are used and layered to create an inviting scheme. A variety of fabrics are used for upholstery such as silk, velvet, cotton.
- Artwork is a must in an Bohemian interior, pieces need to be unique. Rugs and tapestries is not uncommon on the wall or floor.
- Furniture is upcycled, distressed or antique. A sofa or floor can typically have a mix of jewel toned cushions.
- Lighting is unusual in style, most often exotic eg. a Morroccan copper lantern.
- This interior does not have any matching elements, ie every object in the interior should be unique however the key to creating a successful Bohemian interior is to restrict the colour palette to no more than 3 colours.
THE REALITY CHECK
I love this style because you need to think in an extremely creative way and thinking outside of the box is encouraged. However, I think that the art of creating a the bohemian interior is not as popular as it used t0 be. For me, I can appreciate this type of interior in a setting outside of my home like a restaurant or cafe, but in my own home I would prefer a more muted palette.
So what do you think? Do you like the Bohemian Style? Which image did you like the best? I’d love to know. Little J is home this week due to half term, so we’ve got a few activities planned. Have a wonderful Monday. Till tomorrow. xD