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4 Tips to Create a Bohemian Room

Decorate your room with your favorite travel memorabilia and showcase your colorful personality


Making the Bohemian look work means showcasing your free spirit as well as select souvenirs from your adventures. If you're considering a bohemian look for your space, you may want to start learning the basics. Let these tips guide you in creating a chic and colorful space. 

Main photos are taken by Louie Aguinaldo.

Keep these tips in mind:

Mix patterns that have the same color palette

The Bohemian style allows you to use different patterns and textures with the same color palette. If you want to work with a violet shade, choose tribal designs or geometric patterns that are in Lilac, Amethyst and Indigo.

RL Tip: Add hints of gold accessories and finish it up with a floaty silk pendant lamp to make it look like a snug Bedouin tent.

Use natural surfaces.

Start with a backdrop that’s raw and unfinished, such as brick, metal, wood with a distressed surface. Add contemporary but edgy furniture in smooth leather or woven hemp. The boho touch here comes out in the soft furnishings and accessories—in this case, rugs, an ikat-print runner used as a throw, and Inca-style pillows.

Decorate using your travel memorabilia

Showcase your personality by displaying travel mementos in your room. The Bohemian design allows you to use your travel art—such as geometric pillows and Indian quilts, as important must-haves.

Utilize warm lighting

This style adds a cozy yet carefree vibe to any room. To achieve a comfortable room, choose warm white light bulbs to help set the mood in living areas and bedrooms. Learn more about lighting materials. 

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