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Bohemian Interior Design

How to Pull Off This Eclectic Style

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wicker-furniture/8295078800

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wicker-furniture/8295078800

There are few design styles as exotic and rich as the Bohemian style, bringing a taste of distant lands home. Inspired by an old-world feel, this style is known for being eclectic. Bohemian homes are a patchwork collection of different objects, colors and patterns that work together to tell a story of a different time period in a different place.

According to an article on Decor Aid, “The word ‘bohemian’ refers to someone who is socially unconventional and often involved in the arts.” The article describes the style as “full of visual interest,” saying it has a “relaxed spirit.”

Pulling this off sounds like a tall order.

Let’s break it down into some simple design elements:

Pattern

Bohemian interiors carry with them a whisper of the oriental. Add some intricate pattern to capture this style, reminiscent of Persian rugs. Patterns could be used on an area rug, or even wallpaper on an accent wall.

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/carpetbeggers/9521482628

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/carpetbeggers/9521482628

Accessories

The Bohemian style has no room for minimalism. It’s all about displaying the objects you own to tell a story. Don’t overdo it, though. Each piece on display should have a purpose other than just taking up space.

Texture

The Bohemian style is all about eclecticism — style that comes from a variety of sources. The variety of textures that work in a Bohemian space is limitless. Rustic wood, fur, leather and metallic pieces are all good choices.

Photo: The gold metallic accents in this vignette would work well in a Bohemian interior. Photo by Michaela Satterfield.

Photo: The gold metallic accents in this vignette would work well in a Bohemian interior. Photo by Michaela Satterfield.

Color

Vibrant colors are one of the trademarks of this style. Be sure to incorporate colors like peacock blue, burnt orange, topaz yellow and deep magenta. Use neutrals as a backdrop to make the colors pop. White is a great choice.


Capture the eclectic Bohemian interior design style in your home with these simple tips.

Michaela Satterfield

James Décor Writer

Sources:

https://www.decoraid.com/blog/interior-design-style/bohemian-style-interior-design

A Touch of Tropical

5 Ways to Add Tropical Décor to Your Home

Photo: Michaela Satterfield

Photo: Michaela Satterfield

With spring around the corner and spring break vacationers taking off, I can’t help but be drawn to all things tropical right now. Palm trees, ocean waves, and bright sunshine are beckoning. Bring a taste of vacation into your home with some tropical décor.

5 ways to Add a Touch of Tropical:

Photo: Fabric design from Kravet

Photo: Fabric design from Kravet

  1. Bold Patterns

    When it comes to tropical rainforests or beaches, everything is vibrant—the plants, the wildlife, the scenery. Using bright, bold patterns is a great way to capture this in your home. Try a fun pattern on a throw pillow, or even an accent chair. Kravet, one of our trusted fabric lines, offers plenty to choose from.

  2. Bright Colors

    There’s nothing like the tantalizing aqua of the ocean or the rich emerald of a palm leaf. Tropical flowers blossom in every hue, too—fiery orange, majestic purple and golden yellow. Bringing the tropical into your home requires plenty of bright colors. There are endless ways to incorporate bright colors into your décor, from artwork to paint colors.

  3. Wallpaper

    Wallpaper went out of style for a few years, but now it’s back and better than ever. Wallpaper is great for an accent wall or anything you really want to pop. It’s also one way to add some tropical flare to your home, with endless patterns available. Our line Thibaut is one of our favorites for tropical patterns and colors.

Photo: Wallpaper design from Thibaut

Photo: Wallpaper design from Thibaut

4. Plants

There’s no easier way to bring the tropical to your interior than plenty of green plants. Plants add life and vibrancy to any space. You could put your green thumb to work and try the real deal. Not into all the upkeep? Our line John-Richard offers plenty of realistic faux plants.

5. Earthy Textures

Palm trees, sand and seashells provide a neutral backdrop for all the bright colors found in tropical settings. Adding some earthy texture will provide a solid foundation to make all the other colors and patterns pop. Our line Uttermost offers all kinds of furniture pieces that can do the job, like the table pictured below.

Photo: Marnie Accent Table, Uttermost

Photo: Marnie Accent Table, Uttermost

Follow our tips to add tropical décor to your home, and every day will be a staycation.

Michaela Satterfield

James Décor Writer