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How To Create Bohemian Decor For Your Bedroom In 6 Steps

September 24, 2015

bohemian decorBohemian inspired bedroom decor can be gorgeous, comforting and creative; however it’s more complicated than just throwing up a mash of colors, patterns and dream catchers. With a cohesive plan, bohemian decor can transform a bedroom into a unique oasis. Today on LunaGemme.com I’m showing you how to create the type of timeless bohemian decor that will turn your bedroom into the creative and cozy hideaway you’re looking for.

bohemian decorbohemian decor1) Color is an integral aspect of creating your bohemian haven. It’s important to choose a cohesive color scheme to avoid a rainbow effect. Though you can easily do an all white room, you can also pick a neutral color plus an accent color and several different shades of it to work with. bohemian decorbohemian decor2) For a bohemian bedroom you’ll want to create an effortlessly luxurious yet casually comfortable atmosphere, and this is done best by layering different fabrics throughout your space. Start with your bed; choose your duvet, with either an intricate pattern or decorative design, and then pick out a throw blanket to lay across the bed. You can also add a simple canopy if you have the space. Now move to the floor; find an area rug that will tie the room together and prevent things from looking too random. Another opportunity to add fabric to your room is a window; find some unique curtains like this, this or these to hang over any windows. And is bohemian decor really bohemian without a tapestry?bohemian decorbohemian decor3) Lighting isn’t the most fun aspect of decor at first thought, but there are so many ways to light your room and it’s one of the most significant changes you can make. Bohemian decor requires intricate lighting; think flickering candles of different sizes dotting the room, leaving a warm glow. Of course you’re not going to want to light 20 candles every time you walk into your room, so look for antiquated or unconventional pieces that will give the same result. Lantern style lamps and string lights like this, this or this will give your room that perfect diffused glow. But definitely incorporate some candles! bohemian decorbohemian decor4) Bohemian decor wouldn’t be complete without a little green. I’ll list a few specific plants that will take your decor to the next level, hopefully you can find them in your area and if not, you’ll know what plant type to substitute with. A Cat Palm or two will help transform your room into an oasis, plus they’re pretty easy to care for. A climbing vine plant like Philodendron and Pothos gives a sense of movement to the decor. Now just add a flowering plant like Peace Lily or Phalaenopsis Orchid for a pop of color. Make sure your plant’s home is as lovely as yours – try out a planter like this and this or a hanging plant holder like this. However, if you’re wanted for the murder of a few plants like myself, try getting several gorgeous vases and invest in a few bouquets of cut flowers or make some terrariums with succulents – the only plants I’ve never actually killed. bohemian decorbohemian decor5) Details are where bohemian decor shines. Just one rule here; leave no surface bare. The great part about choosing a bohemian decor style is that you can decorate with basically anything – beads, feathers, dried plants – anything goes. Here are some pieces to get your started: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)bohemian decorbohemian decor6) This is the part where bohemian decor can lose it’s focus and become cluttered; patterns are both essential and challenging to incorporate. You’ll want to work with several distinct patterns to give the sense of movement and layers that is central to bohemian decor. A tip to simplify your life when adding patterns; let your pieces share at least one color and attempt to stay in the same pattern family (geometric, paisley, etc). bohemian decorbohemian decorBonus: If you have the space, a floor sitting area is a fun and extra cozy addition to any space. Just get some different color floor pillows, place them over a rug or throw blanket and add a lamp and stack of books on the floor beside it. Or if you’d rather stay off the ground, a swing chair or even a hammock would make a wonderful focal piece in your bohemian bedroom. bohemian decorRemember, the goal is to keep it timeless, cozy and eclectic. Trends like using the slur gypsy, religious deities and symbols as part of bohemian decor are insensitive and aren’t what bohemian decor is about. Implementing any of these 6 steps will bring about a significant change in your decor. Make sure to infuse your own personal style into your decorating to make your bedroom the unique and creative space you want! Let me know what changes you’ll be making first and what you love about bohemian decor.

Salomé

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  • m ♡

    Love it! Though I don’t recommend Urban Outfitters, it’s soooo expensive when you just can do it yourself. Thank you!

    • Luna Gemme

      Thanks so much! Yeah they definitely are pricey; maybe I’ll write up a DIY post for some of these pieces!

      Salomé

  • nohbdy

    Great tips, plus addressing the whole “g***y /ethnic/hindu” thing!!

    • lunagemme

      Thanks for appreciating that!

      Salomé