Chances are your social media feeds are full of bohemian-style spaces. After all, they’re a dream to the eye, full of unexpected colors, patterns, and textures that lend themselves to a free-spirited vibe. If you’re new to the aesthetic, it’s best defined as a style devoid of order and influenced by a variety of different cultures, with an emphasis on natural elements like rattan and plants.
When you think of boho design, maximalist spaces might come to mind, but you can embrace it just about any way you want, be it minimalist, modern, glam — you name it. For inspiration, we rounded up 10 bohemian-style spaces we love, from ideas for the office and entryway to the bedroom and living room. Check them all out ahead.
1. Implement stylish shelving
If you’ve been meaning to give your office space a creative upgrade, consider all of the details in this homeowner’s photogenic setup, starring some seriously stylish shelving. The combination of greenery and artwork is an instant mood booster, while the cozy textiles make it inviting rather than a place you’ll dread sitting in for hours at a time. It also goes to show that your office doesn’t require a large rug — a small 3’x5′ style will also do the trick.
2. Stick to a color palette
Wondering how to do boho bedroom decor? Let this minimalist design influence you! Notice how they stuck to an earthy warm-toned palette, seen in their choice of an 8×10 rug, body pillow, and dried flower bouquet. By teaming this color palette with a natural wood bed frame and woven pouf, they perfected the minimalist bohemian aesthetic.
3. Create a plant-filled paradise
It’s no surprise that this designer goes by @hothouse.jungle on Instagram; they’re an expert at breathing life into their space with greenery. But beyond the plants, this person wasn’t afraid to play with different shades of pink, from the vintage-inspired area rug to the boho decor. They kept it youthful and lively by including other pops of color, too, creating a stunning boho living space.
4. Mix and match
We love how this homeowner subtly opted for a floral theme throughout their boho living room to keep the space looking uniform. See how their patchwork area rug incorporates mixed florals? And how they found throw pillows and window curtains to match? While nothing in this space is overtly matchy-matchy, it’s evident that one piece influences another without feeling stuffy or dated.
5. Balance minimalism and maximalism
This entryway is anything but boring, but it’s not over-the-top, either. The homeowner went with a vibrant, geometric-patterned runner but otherwise stuck to a neutral palette, creating a beautiful balance of minimalist and maximalist. The rattan chair draped with a faux sheepskin throw, the houseplant, and the abstract wall art come together to make it a boho enthusiast’s dream.
6. Play with woods and whites
You might not traditionally associate woods and whites with boho home decor, but when teamed with the right pieces, it’s possible. Instead of using lots of color and pattern, this person utilized natural textures like wood, rattan, and wicker to create a boho office space. They even chose a vintage rug that plays off the neutral tones of their furniture and decor, amping up the relaxation factor immensely.
7. Go green
Boho room decor is especially welcoming in the dining room, which can infamously feel stuffy when it’s not styled to its full potential. This space, however, is anything but stuffy. It’s a place where people will want to come and stay for a while thanks to how light and bright it is. The Moroccan-inspired rug pairs beautifully with the wooden dining table without taking away from the lively mix of houseplants and eye-catching artwork on the open shelving.
8. Be bold
When in doubt, go bold. Here, this design-lover played up their love of color and pattern by dressing the space in reds and pinks, balanced with a black and white rug. This living room isn’t overtly boho, which is great to note if you’re looking to subtly embrace the trend in your own home. This one has retro elements, too, like the wallpaper and bright red couch.
9. Opt for a gallery wall
A gallery wall is perfect for boho design lovers because it allows you to embrace your unique style via artwork — and this designer did not hold back. We love how the earthy color palette of the Persian rug is mirrored throughout the living room, and the space’s setup draws guests’ eyes from the floor straight up to the ceiling. Genius!
10. Get a little glam
No rule says your boho-style room can’t have a healthy dose of glam. Take this office, for example, which is peppered with bohemian design elements (see: all of the plants, the wooden desk, and the geometric area rug). But it’s the dose of shiny gold seen on the legs of the desk, the open shelving unit, and the well-ordered gallery wall that give it a modern twist.
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