LA Vie Boheme: 5 Bohemian Style Tricks for Your Home
With the return to wide-leg pants, saddle bags and off-the-shoulder blouses, it seems the fickle fashion industry is turning the clock back to the 1970s, but as far as we’re concerned, retro-bohemian has always been in style — and not just in our closets. If your home is supposed to be a place to rest and escape the fast-paced world, what better way to decorate than to channel the free spirits of decades past and create your very own oasis? To that end, we’re donning our best Eskandar kaftans to show you five simple tricks to turn your home into a boho abode.
1. Stop Hanging Your Artwork
We’ll always love a gallery wall, but why bother with stud-finders, measuring tape and damaging nails when you can simply leave your art on the floor? A piece of art leaned against the wall is (literally) effortless, and the casual placement feels relaxed instead of stuffy.
2. Invest in a Bold Rug (or Five)
Rich textiles serve as the perfect backdrop for the rest of your furnishings. Whether hung on the wall as a tapestry or layered on the floor in a mix of prints and textures (in true bohemian form), a vibrant rug ties a room together and gives off an eclectic vibe.
3. Get Down on the Floor
Your days of hosting slumber parties may be over, but in the bohemian living room, pillow forts are always acceptable. Skip the sofa and border your boldly colored rug with a mix of mismatched patterned pillows for a down to earth feel.
4. Revive Rattan
From crocheted hammock chairs to macrame wall hangings, nothing feels more ‘70s than woven accents. At once chic and a little retro, the latest design throwback we’re loving now is rattan furniture. Summery, affordable and casual, these hand-made pieces feel right at home in a boho setting, indoors our out.
5. Go au Naturale
Every bohemian nest should include plenty of indoor plants, but you can also give your home an organic touch by incorporating furnishings made from natural elements. From wood to bamboo to stone, back-to-nature materials make any space feel rustic and laid-back, adding interesting texture and a nice contrast to an over-the-top color scheme.
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