How to Decorate Your Home in a Boho Aesthetic

If you're ready to revamp your home's decor in a delightfully funky way, look no further than the Boho interior design style. Here, we'll dive into all things Boho to help you dial in your home's design plan.

What is Boho decor? Believed to originate in post-Revolution, 19th-century France, this eclectic interior decorating style casts off convention. Caring less about functionality and more about fun, this design concept manages to effortlessly pair together natural elements and bold colors, and emphasizes elements from around the globe. Modern Boho style also incorporates a lot of vintage-inspired pieces.

This decor style embraces freedom, so elements don't have to match to go together. If it inspires you, it should have a place in your home. While Boho design has common threads throughout, when it comes down to decorating your space, it should be as unique as you are. If you're looking to shake up your home's decor, here are some common Boho design elements to get you started.

Mixed Colors and Materials

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Boho interior decorating. To achieve this aesthetic, pick pieces that inspire you in a combination of both natural and bold colors, woven or patched materials and bamboo or wooden accents. Boho design is often inspired by world travel, so sourcing some imported pieces will have you quickly on your way to achieving this look.

Rattan Pieces

Consider introducing natural elements, such as rattan, to your space. By creating a subtle base of neutral, earthy colors, you can give your bold colors a chance to stand out. You could add something as large as a rattan storage cabinet or bench or something as small as a tiered rattan tray or small display shelf.


Macrame is often used in Boho spaces. With its woven texture and wide versatility, macrame can add a fun vibe to any space. From wall hangings to bed canopies, macrame effortlessly incorporates a cozy, natural feel.

Give guests a glimpse into your home's interior design by installing a hanging macrame chair on your front or back porch. If you don't have an ideal outdoor space, hanging chairs are also a popular interior design choice.

Plants give a nice earthy touch to your decor and macrame and plants go hand-in-hand. If you're short on space or just want to add some extra dimension, thread in some hanging macrame planters. If macrame isn't your thing, but you still want to add greenery to your space, consider opting for a simple small hanging pot.

Boho Rugs

Complete your Boho space with an assortment of Boho rugs to help you to tie your spaces together. If you have a room that is heavy on color and lacking neutral tones, try adding a natural area rug. On the other hand, if a space isn't quite bold enough, adding a colorful patterned rug can bring balance to the area. Don't limit yourself to only one rug per space. Boho style affords you the creative freedom to incorporate a variety of colors, patterns and textures when choosing rugs.

Floor Cushions and Plush Ottomans

Incorporating more diverse elements like floor cushions and plush ottomans can complete your design with a pinch of functionality. A bright quilted floor cushion can create more seating space in any living area, while a neutral pouf ottoman can give you a comfortable place to kick back and relax while you enjoy your freshly decorated home.

Now that you've learned all about how to decorate Boho style, you're ready to start incorporating fun elements into your home! Embrace the freedom of design as you allow yourself to be inspired by decor pieces. Antique Farmhouse is here to guide you on your decorating journey. We offer a wide selection of Boho-inspired items for your home and would love to help you decide which will fit your unique space best. Your home should be a sanctuary that you long to spend time in. We're here to help you make that happen.

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