How To Use Color In A Bohemian Styled Room

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One of the most popular trends in home design today is Bohemian style. It offers such freedom of expression that it helps you add your touch to each part of your home that you decide to decorate in this color and texture-rich style.

Now, for some, Boho seems a bit messy and without any clear structure or idea, but this is a common misconception. To pull off the perfect Bohemian style room you need careful planning and great knowledge of color and pattern matching. And we are here to help you. So let’s start. Image Source: Lonny.com

1. Color is key

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To pull off the perfect Bohemian style design for your room, there are certain color combining tricks you need to master. The good news is, you are allowed to use every color in the color wheel for Bohemian decorating, and this gives you great freedom, but also comes with great responsibility. The main goal is to use a mixture of rich vibrant colors highlighted throughout the room in the form of paint, textiles, furniture and objects.

In order to get the perfect amount of color for your Boho inspired room design, opt for various color combinations. Choose two or three colors that you will use throughout your décor. The most often used colors in Boho style include different tones of red, green, purple and blue. Using complementary colors is key, you can opt for a lighter feel background, and add complementary patterns that help the whole design come together.

2. Make The Frame For Your Design

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To get the Boho style right, it is important to have the perfect basic elements within your selected color palette. So for walls, you can have more than one choice. If you go for a lighter background, enriching it with woven or print wall tapestry is a great option. By doing so, you will add depth to the space. On the other hand, rich pattern wallpaper is also one of the focal elements of the Bohemian style, but in this case, you need to use monochromatic elements to tone down the room design.

Opt for a darker stained timber door to add a natural tone to your room; this will serve as the perfect gateway into your Bohemian dream. Another critical element in the creation of the frame is the floor. If you want you can keep your old wooden floor, just paint it a dark green or red, or simply use colorful stencils on the lines to get a beautiful pattern.

Finally, don’t forget about the rug. In Bohemian design, a rug is one of the crucial elements that ties the whole room together. An ideal option would be a Persian rug, with rich red tones and beautiful patterns, it will make your whole room pop. You can also experiment with warm bricks and richly patterned Egyptian rugs. Don’t forget the idea is mixing, not matching.

3. Find The Perfect Pieces Of Furniture

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When you decide to decorate your room in the Boho style, your local furniture shop is definitely not the place to go. The best and most memorable pieces are found at yard sales and thrift stores. Opting for vintage pieces will give your style authenticity and help the whole room to come together.

Choosing the right color of furniture for your Boho style is of utmost importance for your room to come together. You can incorporate an enchanting floral furniture piece into your design or opt for textured wood with plush, and accentuate it by adding colorful pillows. Being able to create the perfect contrast will add flair and personality to your Bohemian design.

4. Don’t Forget To Accessorize

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In the Boho style, wall art is one of key elements. A great option is painting vintage frames in various colors as to create an ideal contrast for the chosen wall color. You can also add a few vintage lamps, with unique patterns to brighten up the space. But the most important part of any Bohemian style room are the pillows, rich textured pillows that bind the whole design together.

Bohemian style gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to room design, but if you are not careful, it can turn into a colorful mess. Careful use of different fabrics, patterns and materials are what will ultimately make your room the perfect Boho sanctuary. So remember, there is a method to the madness, and if you follow the tips from this article, you are sure to create the Bohemian style room worthy of a magazine cover. Good luck!

Emma Joyce

Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.

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Kat - August 22, 2017

WOW! This post is amazing! I’m obsessed with the solid white then pops of color and boho decor.

    Natasha Hopkins
    Natasha Hopkins - August 23, 2017


    I am so glad you like this post!! Boho decor is just gorgeous!! And I agree the white solid background with pops of color is so refreshing and cheerful to a space. Thank you so much for your feedback my friend.
    Xoxo Natasha 🙂

Sarah - August 22, 2017

I love how you used color and the bohemian style to brighten up a room! Very nice!

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    Natasha Hopkins - August 23, 2017

    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you for visiting and leaving feedback here on the site!! I am glad you found some value in this article!!
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Nora lacey - August 22, 2017

I love the article on redecorating the living room ! I’ve been wanting to change it up a little bit but didn’t know where to start thanks for the info ❤️

    Natasha Hopkins
    Natasha Hopkins - August 23, 2017

    Hey Nora!!

    Thank you so much for visiting me here on the site!! I am so glad you found inspiration here and I hope it helps you with your living room project!!
    Miss you love,

    Xoxo Natasha

Krista - August 24, 2017

Love love love these tips!!! You have such great info!! 🙂

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    Natasha Hopkins - September 4, 2017


    Thank you so much for your feedback and visiting our site!!
    Xoxo Natasha


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