Bohemian Décor Ideas For Your Home

The free-spirit in us sometimes admires the campervan parked up along the coastal clifftop, dreaming of jet-setting off and waking up to a breath-taking landscape, abundant in fresh air and views of the ocean. However, for many of us, this vision of living adventurously simply becomes something of a daydream and instead, infusing our homes with hints of bohemian décor, culture and life embraces a care-free and simplistic environment, to enjoy consistently at home.

The innovative bohemian décor trend is filling our homes with authenticity, bringing the rooms to life with character and seamless blends of eclectic taste. Typically, in a bohemian style home you will find layers of appeal, quirky accents, art, nature and elements of a well-travelled person. The beauty of bohemian décor is that it doesn’t have to be styled in a specific way and the style can be entirely unique to your taste. Our favourite style of boho decor is “coastal bohemian” a sleek, stylish yet cosy and lived-in home, which transports us to a permanent “stay-cation”. A home that is filled with fresh, modern décor, combined with botanical leaf print designs, infused with scents of almond, coconut and vanilla candles.

Coastal Bohemian décor is inspired by Scandi-coastal influences, featuring a very effortless, contemporary and elegant look.

To achieve a Scandi-coastal home, start with a modern colour palette as your base, which perhaps might be inspired by your favourite coast? A minimal, modern colour palette means that you can begin with a fresh base to build your décor upon. It’s timeless and the easiest way to create a clean, calm environment. Along our 100 miles of ancient Dorset coastline, we are blessed with breath-taking beaches, beautiful sandy landscapes and dusky sunsets over clear oceans. If the Dorset coastline is your favourite too, perhaps your colour palette choice would also be inspired by muted grey limestone, rich in fossils or the very subtle and beautiful shades of Purbeck stone and white chalky cliffs, combined with hints of golden sandstone.

Lulworth Cove Dorset Coastline | The Basket Company

The key to a true Scandi coastal home is to think shabby chic, that isn’t saturated with too much colour, so once you have chosen your colour palette, we suggest displaying quilts, cushions, blankets and subtle patterns for a softer, faded design, complete with a crucial element – texture.

Scandi Coastal Bohemian Lounge

Introduce Texture

Bohemian decor relies heavily on texture. Popular textures include rugs, macrame wall pieces, rattan furniture and of course, baskets. Rustic baskets are an essential for any coastal or bohemian home. Offering a textured and tactile style, take your pick from our collection of bohemian baskets, which adds authentic character to your space.

In this hallway, we created this look on a sleek wooden floor, paired with a colour palette of stunning Purbeck Stone by @farrowandball, which is inspired by very modern, coastal influences. Once you have decided on your colour choice, it’s time to start layering up your texture. We have styled this space with our Grey & Buff Rattan Wicker Trunk to store shoes and for a touch of coastal escapism, we have chosen our bohemian baskets from our new collection to store blankets. As a rustic base for a vibrant Swiss Cheese Plant, we completed this look with a bohemian basket which works perfectly in this space.

Unique furniture is a huge part of unconventional bohemian style, so you could even choose some rustic crates as tabletops in your hallway if you wish! To complement your furniture, add in a hessian rug with unique, monochrome patterns for enthralling visual impact and a spot of interest.  

Nature

To live “bohemianly” is all about being outdoors and bringing nature, life, fresh air and vibrancy into your home. The colour green reminds us of fresh, earthy surroundings and naturally quietens the mind, so why not add in some beautiful and radiant green indoor plants for oxygen and colour?  

In this beautiful coastal bohemian lounge we have added vibrant plants to our bohemian collection of baskets for a bright, exotic feel which instantly lifts the mood. To bring this Scandi coastal colour palette to life, we have paired a white brick wall with light, modern wooden flooring and a pop of green for botanical radiance.

Accessories

(If you have any accessories or beautiful trinkets from your travels that are in the loft or packed away, now is the time to place them proudly on display)

We have chosen a mid-shade “greige” for elegance and warmth in this bedroom. This beautiful shade is Dropcloth by @farrowandball, which is neither too grey nor too beige, with elements of rich earthy undertones. Combined with elegant herringbone flooring, it makes for such a stunning on-trend style base for your bedroom. We chose to layer up this bedroom with crisp white bedding, some soft and cosy neutral-coloured blankets, complete with warm tones from a burnt orange cushion. Remember how much we said we loved texture? The macrame on the wall offers just the perfect amount of rusticity to go with our new collection of baskets! To embrace a zen, tranquil setting we completed this room with a Himalayan salt lamp, some fragrant incense and feel-good reads.

Finally, the flicker of candlelight creates an even cosier ambience to an already harmonious room. Complete your bohemian bedroom with candles, tea lights or festoon lights for a twinkly, extra cosy and relaxing space. For a charming atmospheric feel, add a candle to our Grey & Buff Wicker Lantern and transform the bedroom into a tranquil paradise.

So, are you ready to get started on your bohemian styled home? We’d love to see it once it’s complete! Tag us at @TheBasketCompany on Instagram so we can see your inspiring boho décor.

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